Cassava, Manihot esculenta, or manioc, a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae family.
Cassava is native to Brazil and Paraguay and is a staple food throughout Indonesia and Thailand, as well as parts of Africa. Its roots serve as an excellent source of starch and, at 330 calories per cup, cassava provides energy you need to fuel your active lifestyle. Adding cassava to your diet offers health benefits because of its vitamin, mineral and fiber content, but you must only eat cassava after it has been cooked to avoid exposure to toxins.
2. What is Cassava
Originating in South America, cassava is a plant that grows up to a total length of 13 feet. The root grows to a length of about 4 feet and is most often used in various foods because of its sweet taste. This starchy root has been used for many centuries in Africa and Asia, and has made its way into many of the world s markets. The cassava root has a brown, woody skin and can weigh from 1 to 5 lbs.
The cassava plant is a staple crop in Africa, Asia, and South America. Tapioca is a starch found in the roots (tubers) of the plant. Different parts of the plant such as the root, leaves, and sometimes the whole plant, are used in herbal remedies.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that cassava or tapioca is effective in preventing or treating cancer. However, some researchers have proposed an idea that might eventually lead to treatments that use an enzyme from the cassava plant. This approach has not been scientifically tested.
5. What Are Health Benefits of Cassava
The cassava s nutrition comes from the zinc, iron, and magnesium, which helps the blood carry oxygen throughout the body. With moderate levels of potassium, meals prepared with cassava actually help to regulate blood pressure, and because the cassava is gluten free, it can be used in specially prepared foods. The leaves are an excellent source of Vitamin K, which promotes cell growth and bone mineralization.
The Amazing Range of Juice Cures
Some common ailments and fruit and vegetable juices found beneficial in their treatment are mentioned below:
Acidity: Grapes, orange, mosambi, carrot and spinach.
Acne: Grapes, pear, plum, tomato, cucumber, carrot, potato and spinach.
Allergies: Apricot, grapes, carrot, beet and spinach.
Arteriosclerosis: Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, celery, carrot, lettuce, and spinach.
Anaemia: Apricot, prune, strawberry, red grape, beet, celery, carrot and spinach.
Arthritis: Sour cherry, pineapple, sour apple, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, beet, carrot, lettuce and spinach.
Asthma: Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, carrot, radish and celery.
Bronchitis: Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, tomato, carrot, onion and spinach.
Bladder Ailments: Apple, apricot, lemon, cucumber, carrot, celery, parsley and watercress.
Colds: Lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion, celery and spinach.
Constipation: Apple, pear, grapes, lemon, carrot, beet, spinach and watercress.
Colitis: Apple, apricot, pear, peach, pineapple, papaya, carrot, beet, cucumber and spinach.
Diabetes: Citrus fruits, carrot, celery, lettuce and spinach.
Diarrhoea: Papaya, lemon, pineapple, carrot and celery.
Eczema: Red grapes, carrot, spinach, cucumber and beet.
Epilepsy: Red grapes, figs, carrot, celery and spinach.
Eye Disorders: Apricot, tomato, carrot, celery, parsley and spinach.
Gout: Red sour cherries, pineapple, tomato, cucumber, beet, carrot, celery and spinach.
Halitosis: Apple, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, tomato, carrot, celery and spinach.
Headache: Grapes, lemon, carrot, lettuce and spinach.
Heart Disease: Red grapes, lemon, cucumber, carrot, beet and spinach.
High blood pressure: Grapes, orange, cucumber, carrot and beet.
Influenza: Apricot, orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion and spinach.
Insomnia: Apple, grapes, lemon, lettuce, carrot and celery.
Jaundice: Lemon, grapes, pear, carrot, celery, spinach, beet and cucumber.
Kidney Disorders: Apple, orange, lemon, cucumber, cucumber, carrot, celery, parsley and beet.
Liver ailments: Lemon, papaya, grapes, carrot, tomato, beet and cucumber.
Menstrual Disorders: Grapes, prunes, cherry, spinach, lettuce turnips and beet.
Menopausal Symptoms: Fruits and Vegetables in season.
Neuritis: Orange, pineapple, apple, carrot and beet.
Obesity: Lemon, grapefruit, orange, cherry, pineapple, papaya, tomato, beet, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and carrot.
Piles: Lemon, orange, papaya, pineapple, carrot, spinach, turnip and watercress.
Prostate Troubles: All fruit juices in season, carrot, asparagus, lettuce and spinach.
Psoriasis: Grapes, carrot, beet, and cucumber.
Rheumatism: Grapes, orange, lemon, grapefruit, tomato, cucumber, beet, carrot and spinach.
Stomach Ulcers: Apricot, grapes, cabbage and carrot.
Sinus Trouble: Apricot, lemon, tomato, carrot, onion and radish.
Sore Throat: Apricot, grapes, lemon, pineapple, prune, tomato, carrot and parsley.
Tonsillitis: Apricot, lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, spinach and radish.
Varicose Veins: Grapes, orange, plum, tomato, beetroot carrot and watercress.