Veggies From A-Z

Cassava (Yuca Root)

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Nutrition Information

1 serving = 109 g (125 mL)

  • High in Vitamin C (37% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • High in manganese (21% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of magnesium (9% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of copper (5% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.3 g per serving)
Look For

Firm, blemish-free tubers.

To Store

Store unpeeled in a cool, dark, dry place for up to 1 week. Peeled yucca root can be stored in water in the refrigerator – it will last for 1 month if you change the water every two days- or wrapped tightly and frozen for several months.

To Prepare

Cassava can easily replace potatoes in soups and stews.

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