Yucca, also known as manioc or cassava, is a starchy tuberous root. It is a major source of carbohydrates. It is native to South America and cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions, where it is the third most important source of carbohydrates. This root is long and tapered, with an easily removed bark. There is a filament that passes through the centre. Yucca flesh is usually white or yellowish.

Yucca is rich in starch and contains important quantities of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. It can be prepared many different ways. It has a delicate flavour and can be used as an alternative to potatoes in many dishes; with meat, meatballs, soups, stew, and more. Fried after boiling it makes great fries. It can also be used to make cereal, cake and cookies. Start by taking advantage of this great alternative today!