Frieda's Specialty Produce - Yuca Root

Overview

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.

Health Benefits

  • 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?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Ecuador and Costa Rica

Recipes

Costa Rican Saute

Costa Rican Saute Ingredients: 4 to 5 Fresh Hot Cherry Chiles, seeded and minced 1 1/2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Chayote Squash, cubed 1 1/2 cups Yuca Root, peeled and … Continue reading

Aztec Corn Soup with Yuca and Plantains

Aztec Corn Soup with Yuca and Plantains Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup sliced celery 1 cup chopped carrot 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounces yuca root, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (or … Continue reading

Yuca Root with Lime & Cilantro

Yuca Root with Lime & Cilantro Ingredients: 1 pound Frieda’s Yuca Root, peeled and sliced 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped Crushed red pepper to taste Salt and pepper to taste Steps: … Continue reading