Yucca (also known as manioc or cassava), is a white, starchy tropical vegetable that is widely grown and consumed in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It is a staple usually eaten boiled, steamed, and in flour form as thickeners or additional ingredients for noodles, cakes, and pastries.
Yucca root is quite large and is transported with a wax coating to keep it from spoiling.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Preparation is quite labor intensive. You must peel, soak, & par-boil for about 10 minutes. Cool and remove fiberous center. It is now ready to use in a recipe.