Cassava

Glossary Item: Cassava

Category: Foods
Posted By:nuski on September 5, 2010


Description:
From cassava we have bammies, farina and cassava meal, puddings, cakes and dumplings. It has been identified as one of the staple foods of the Arawaks, the other being corn. In Jamaica there are sweet and bitter varieties; the sweet is eaten as yam or potato but the bitter is grated, the juice expressed and the starch extracted from the juice to give a good finish to cotton clothes and table linen.

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