Yuca has a mild flavor, reminiscent of tapioca. It has many uses: it can be cut off, grated, pureed, sautéed, fried, baked or stewed. It is used as a natural thickener in soup or stews. It can be cut off into pieces and freeze for several months.
In Dominican Republic, in Altagracia is celebrated the Festival of Yucca, in order to promote the cultural identity of this tuber. Another festival takes place in the late October in the town of Isabela (Puerto Rico) where all visitors can enjoy different dishes prepared with yuca.
Originally Brazil, from where has spread to the main subtropical regions of the world: the Caribbean, South Pacific Ocean and Africa. In Africa, many tribes impregnate their arrows with yuca because of its toxicity.
120 calories in 100 grams. It is rich in carbohydrate and antioxidants. This plant is easily digested so its use is recommended for people with digestive disorders.