Cassava – The Traditional Healthy Diet Recipe

Cassava is a very popular traditional food with most Africans. It is an edible starchy root that has a very high source of carbohydrates. In Africa alone cassava is a major source of calories to  millions of people.

It has a rough hard thick brown covering which is a little similar to a bark. This cover is peeled off before cooking the cassava. The inside of a cassava is also hard but white in color.

This African traditional recipe is commonly known as the bread of the tropics since most people include it in their breakfast while others like to consume it as a snack.  The middle part of the root is poisonous and therefore it is often removed before the cassava is consumed.

Cassava can either be boiled or flied depending on ones taste and preference. You can make a variety of very healthy recipes with cassava. Those people who are fond of eating pre-packaged and processed foods should rethink their decision and instead replace it with delicious traditional African recipes like the cassava.

It is fresh and wholesome and full of organic ingredients. Some other reasons why you should also include cassava in your diet are that it has documented nutritional facts.

It is low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. On the other hand, cassava is high in vitamin c and manganese. People have talked so much about loosing weight, but nothing at all about gaining it. If you desire to gain weight, you are better off consuming cassava and likewise if you want to lose weight, eat it with moderation.

Cassava is not only a food but it is also high in medicinal values. It acts as a natural steroid and it can also be used to make natural soaps and shampoo. It helps reduce inflammation of joints and other body parts.

Cassava is normally included in making inflammatory formulas for diseases like rheumatoid and arthritic conditions. There are reports that cassava has an ability to break up mineral and inorganic deposits which is very helpful in preventing an accumulation of calcification of kidney stones, of joints and gall bladder stones.

Cassava is also known to help an inflamed prostate a great deal. All this and much more explain why you should continue eating cassava. If you are not already eating cassava, you now have good enough reasons why you should include it in your diet.

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2 Responses to Cassava – The Traditional Healthy Diet Recipe

  1. lezjon says:

    Reading all this information makes me say wow! I never thought that cassava can be that powerful and your shop entices more tourism in Africa.Studies have shown that are are many uses of cassava not just as as healthy tasty food but also it can serves as antibacterial, antihelminthic, antitumor and a alternative for analgesic. Now a days people are much conscious on their health and I really recommend that choosing organic food is one of the best way to stay healthy. And I am looking forward on making my own cassava cake:)

  2. phoenix says:

    Cassava is really amazing it is commonly intercropped with early maturing annuals such as maize, and vegetables like okro, egusi and bitter leaf. The crops intercropped with cassava in different parts of Africa very with regions of growth and food preferences. In Zaire, the intercrop may be dominated by grain legumes such as groundnuts and phaseolus beans, while in Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Liberia, and Guinea, rice is the dominant intercrop. Protected trees like Parkia, and nonwoody perennials such as plantains and bananas, are also frequently grown in patches or as individual stands in cassava fields. While cassava and associated crops are the main food crops, trees provide fuelwood and construction materials.

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