Other names: Cassava, Tapioca
Availability: All year.
Source: Central and South America and the United States.
Handling Tips: Keep cool, 40-45°F and dry.
General Information: Once the outer bark is removed, a linen-white meat is revealed. Very dense in texture, the Yucca is very starchy. Use in soups and stews to absorb moisture or as a thickener in desserts. It can be fiied as fritters, baked or boiled. Use as you would potatoes. Good source of iron.