|Better Farming Series 16 - Roots and Tubers (FAO - INADES, 1977, 58 p.)|
|The use of cassava in food|
Many peoples of tropical Africa make cassava their staple food.
Cassava tubers can be eaten whole.
But as a rule they are turned into flour or paste.
The reasons for this are:
- to get rid of the poison;
- to keep the cassava for a long time;
- to get foods with a more pleasant taste.