I craved for cassava two days ago. When I visited a friend in my neighborhood, they were having cassava for snack. It wasn’t the same camote cue made of sweet potato but the real cassava. Before I even asked for it, they told me that they only cooked a little and there’s no more left even a bite size. To comfort my craving buds, they told me that they will call me the next time they cook cassava. When I went back home, the taste of cassava kept popping up on my mind so when I headed the wet market, I looked for cassava but I guess, it wasn’t my day. When I went to a nearby supermarket, there was no available cassava too. Unlucky!
Today, I dropped by in my friend’s house for a good talk. Before I left, she reached a packed of sweet cassava and told me to bring it home. Imagine my eyes, when I saw a cassava from my deepest cravings. It was like seeing a spring in the middle of a deserted island. My eyes were rolling like a yoyo! So when I got home, I messaged my friend and told her that I just had a very lucky day. I just couldn’t believe it. If I am exaggerating the meaning of cassava, oh well it’s just me. It just made my day. Of course it wasn’t about cassava. It was simply my way to make things simplier and lighter for all of us.
So as the saying goes… don’t look for cassava, let cassava find you… that’s why it’s called camote, err cassava, you don’t force yourself to cassava, you just do.
I am not closing this post with only junks on search engine so I’m leaving a few benefits of cassava.
Benefits of Cassava
Cassava contains a lot of health benefits. It is good for low-calorie diet as it has carbohydrate contenct that is lower that rice and bread. Even if you only eat a small amount, you feel full because of its high fiber content.
Cassava contains a lot of fiber or insoluble fiber that smooth the process of defecation an able to absorb and remove toxins in the intestine and that simply means healthy digestion.
Cassava is an antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-tumor and increases ones appetite. Cassava tubers contain calories, protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium, phosporus, iron, vitamin B and C and stach. Leaves contain vitamins A, B1 and C, Calcium, calories, forfor, protein, fat, carbohydrate, and iron. Cassava bark contains tannin, peroxidase enzymes, glycosides, and calcium oxalate.