What is a Yuca Root?
- Yuca, also known as cassava, is a tuber cultivated throughout Latin America and Asia. Its flesh is hard, dense and white like a coconut, and has a hard, waxy bark-like covering. Yuca has a starchy, slightly sweet flavor, and must be cooked before eating.
How to Eat
- Yuca has all the culinary qualities of potatoes. Peel, then boil and mash with garlic, butter, and fresh herbs, or add to soups and stews.
- Excellent source of vitamin C.
How to Choose
- Choose unblemished root.
How to Store
- Store in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days. Do not refrigerate.
When are they in season?
Where are they grown?
- Product of Ecuador and Costa Rica
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