Cassava Nutrients and Health Benefits

Cassava Plant - Yuca, Manioc, Cassaba, CassadaToday I would like to tell you about my research on Cassava plant. Cassava can also be called Manihot Esculenta, Yuca, Manioc, Cassaba, or Cassada. Cassava plant is actually very popular crop in many regions around the world. Nigeria is supposably the biggest Cassava producer in the world. Cassava is very popular because of its Starchy Edible Root. Also, Cassava root is one of the largest sorces of carbohydrates in the world. Cassava can be classified as sweet or toxic depending on its toxicity.

Warning! You must know how to prepare the Cassava plant the proper way. If you’ll prepare the Cassava Vegetable improperly, then you will cause someone or yourself to get a disease called Konzo. Konzo or Mantakassa is an epidemic paralytic disease usually caused by insufficient processing of bitter Cassava. So, remember to cook it properly in order to detoxify Cassava before eating it.

People cook and use Cassava in many different ways and dishes like, instead of potatoes, with meats, in purees, in dumplings, in soups, in stews, in gravies, in cakes, in pudding, in chips, and it can be made into syrup or breads. So, the Nutrients in a cup or 206 grams of Raw Cassava Root are:

- Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
– Vitamin C (Large Amount)
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Choline
– Betaine
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese (Good Amount)
– Selenium
– Natural Fats
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Sugars
– Carbohydrates (Good Amount)
– Dietary Fiber
– Calories

The Least Possible Health Benefits of Cassava Root are:

Vitamin C:
– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

Manganese:
– Supports strong bones
– Supports healthy bones
– Normalizes blood sugar levels
– Supports healthy thyroid gland
– Improves Nerve health
– Protects from free radicals
– Helps protect from nausea
– Reduces vomiting
– Reduces skin rashes
– Maintains Hair color
– Normalizes Cholesterol levels
– Helps prevent dizziness
– Helps prevent hearing loss
– Supports healthy reproduction

Arico Cassava ChipsAlso, if you would like to try some products made from Cassava, then here is one for you to consider called Arico Cassava Chips: When you’ll get to the destination page of this product, then read their product reviews, you will be amazed. Cassava chips are a lot healthier than potato chips. Also, please check out their ingredients list, it is awesome :)

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