Goya Can Yuca Cassava is derived
from a woody shrub that originated in South America. Yuca is an annual crop and consists of the edible tuberous root of this plant. The Yuca root used in Goya Can Yuca-Cassava is harvested when long and firm. The flesh appears rough for it is protected by a rind. The rind is removed and the root precooked for convenience. Goya Can Yuca-Cassava is an excellent source of carbohydrates and contains a high amount of starch. Therefore Yuca is a common replacement for potatoes, or pastas, or other high carb, high starch foods. Goya Yuca Cassava provides a delicate, bitter sweet flavor and is high in calcium content as well as vitamin C and lysine. Lysine is an essential amino acid that the body cannot produce and must be ingested. The Yuca was originally an important staple food and has been referred to as the bread of the tropics. Goya Can Yuca- Cassava is an inexpensive alternative for meals and provides health benefits and nutrition as well as distinct flair of flavor. Yuca is often used to accompany dishes with meat, or is used in soups and stews. Goya Can Yuca-Cassava can be mashed into a puree and makes a great baby food. Yuca Cassava can also be deep fried or simply opened and heated, it comes ready to serve.