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Yuca Root
Yuca Root


 
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Seasonality
Jan-Dec
Origin Costa Rica, Equador

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Product Code: 1101
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Yuca root is a root that ranges from 6 to 12 inches in length and 2 to 3 inches in diameter. This crunchy tuber has a tough brown skin and a crisp, white flesh. Originally a native to South America, Yuca Root has become an important staple of Africa.

Although there are many varieties of Yuca Root, there are only 2 main categories: bitter & sweet. Used as a thickener in the making of tapioca, Yuca Root once grated & sun-dried is also called Yuca Root meal.

When selecting Melissa’s Yuca Root look for firm, well-formed tubers, free of blemishes, with a clean, fresh scent.

Store whole in a cool, dark, dry place for up to one week. Store peeled Yuca Root in the refrigerator covered with water or wrap & freeze for several months.

The thick skin of Yuca Root must be peeled and the fibrous core removed before using. Allow about 1/2 pound per person.

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