Thursday February 18th, 2016

The properties and benefits of cassava

For those who don’t know much about cassava or don’t cook it often, we can tell you that it is a tuber with many nutritional benefits, thanks to its high content of energy-giving carbohydrates. The many vitamins and minerals it contains also make it very healthy.

As a food it resembles the potato, above all from a nutritional point of view, although its flavor and appearance may remind you of the sweet potato.

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It is easily recognizable from its dark brown rind and exterior woody appearance; its inside is white.

The benefits of cassava

As we have already said, cassava is very rich in carbohydrates, making it an ideal part of a balanced diet.

Moreover:

  • you digest it gradually and it’s great at making you feel full.
  • it’s a highly recommended food for sportspeople and for times when great physical and mental effort is required.
  • It is also recommended for growing children and adolescents.

Eating it is also recommended for people with digestive disorders and illnesses, such as gastritis or colitis, and for people with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance.