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How does yucca/cassava compare to other tubers?

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Created February 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Sweet potatoes/yams tends to get a pass, while "normal" potatoes are generally avoided by the paleo community. What about yucca/cassava? Are they nutrient dense like yams, or are they more like normal potatoes?

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ok, sorry, i need to find out too, I have a big bag of cassava flour "gari", that I don't know what to do with :)

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Great link on sweet potatoes and yams, but no information on yucca/cassava.

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on February 25, 2011
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Weird coincidence, I'm actually eating some right now. Not because it's paleo, but because its a traditional dish of Kerala that my family eats on occasion.

They're somewhere in between potatoes and sweet potatoes, though many avoid them because of the partly-psychological fear produced by the toxin content of the root. They do have significant vitamin and mineral content, and after being cooked, low levels of anti-nutrients (they contain no enzyme inhibitors at all). The steroidal saponins they contain may actually be healthful, upregulating testosterone (this is far from clear).

But they don't hold a candle to sweet potatoes.

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Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on February 24, 2011
at 05:58 PM

Great link on sweet potatoes and yams, but no information on yucca/cassava.

9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on February 24, 2011
at 07:42 PM

ok, sorry, i need to find out too, I have a big bag of cassava flour "gari", that I don't know what to do with :)

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