Benefits of Cassava
Health benefits of cassava
Cassava has nearly twice the calories than potatoes, perhaps highest for any tropical starch rich tubers and roots. Like other roots and tubers, cassava too is free from gluten. Young, tender cassava (yucca) leaves are a good source of dietary proteins and vitamin K. Vitamin K has a suspected role in bone mass building by promoting osteotrophic activity in the bones. It also has an established role in the treatment of Alzheimer s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in the brain. Cassava is a moderate source of some of the valuable B complex group of vitamins such as folates, thiamin, pyridoxine (vitamin B 6), riboflavin, and pantothenic acid.