Yucca Nutritional Information

Although originally little known in Spain, the Yucca is a tuber highly consumed in countries such as America, Asia and Africa, where it is grown mainly from a tropical shrub.

Yucca nutritional composition

It belongs to the family of Euforbiaceae , and one of the best known varieties is the one called sweet cassava , from which you get the well-known tapioca .

It presents a dark brown appearance, which sometimes tends to be brown, and its appearance is generally woody. Inside it houses a white meat that in many moments can remember the color of the white sweet potato.

Among its most important benefits we find that it is a tuber that is easy to digest, hence it is a recommended food in case of disorders, affections and digestive problems (such as, for example, heartburn or gastritis nervosa ). In addition, it is suitable for people with celiac , thanks to the fact that it is not a source of gluten.

Nutritional values ​​of cassava

Although in the following lines we will deal with the own nutritional composition of cassava , the truth is that it is a tuber especially rich in complex carbohydrates , with an interesting satiating power.

100 grams of cassava provide:

  • Calories: 120 kilocalories.
  • Proteins: 3.1 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 26.8 grams.
  • Fats: 0.4 grams.
  • Vitamins: vitamin B6 (0.4 mg) and vitamin C (48.2 mg).
  • Minerals: magnesium (66 g) and potassium (765 mg).

Image | CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture

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