Cassava

(Manihot esculenta)

Very thick tuberculous root. It can reach 10 kg in weight, and is very similar in shape to the zucchini or courgette. The production of tapioca comes from the juice obtained by crushing the root and leaving it to settle.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Iuca
Spanish: Yuca; Mandioca
English: Cassava

Category

Vegetable

Family

Commercial: Tubercle
Scientific: Agavàcia

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Cassava

The main growing country is the United States (California).

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