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Nutrition Information

Yuca/Cassava Root

The cassava root is long and tapered, with a firm, homogeneous flesh encased in a detachable rind, about 1mm thick, rough and brown on the outside. Commercial varieties can be 5 to 10 cm in diameter at the top, and around 15 cm to 30 cm long. A woody cordon runs along the root's axis. The flesh can be chalk-white or yellowish. Cassava roots are very rich in starch, and contain significant amounts of calcium (50 mg/100g), phosphorus (40 mg/100g) and vitamin C (25 mg/100g). However, they are poor in protein and other nutrients. In contrast, cassava leaves are a good source of protein (rich in lysine), but deficient in the amino acid methionine and possibly tryptophan.


Sources: Wikipedia

Century Farms' Yucca Root
Century Farms' Yucca Root

Cassava (Manihot esculenta), also called yuca, mogo, manioc, mandioca, and kamoteng kahoy, a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge family) native to South America, is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy, tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates. It differs from the similarly-spelled yucca, an unrelated fruit-bearing shrub in the Asparagaceae family. Cassava, when dried to a starchy, powdery (or pearly) extract is called tapioca, while its fermented, flaky version is named garri.

Cassava is the third-largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for around 502 million people. It is one of the most drought-tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. Nigeria is the world's largest producer of cassava.


Sources: North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, USDA


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup of diced


Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 25Calories 237


% Daily Values*

Total Fat 2.79g  4%

   Saturated Fat 0.553g 3%

   Polyunsaturated Fat 0.774g

   Monounsaturated Fat 1.244g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 281mg 12%

Potassium 329mg

Total Carbohydrate 51.32g 17%

   Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%

   Sugars 2.29g

Protein 1.84g


Vitamin A 0%  Vitamin C 30%

Calcium 2%  Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18

Century Farms' Yucca Root
Yucca Root

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