New in the Grocery Store - Cassava
Last week as I was doing my grocery shopping, I happened upon a new kind of pasta. Several companies have launched cassava-based pasta, and it is becoming common on grocery shelves. Cassava is a starchy root vegetable commonly consumed in many developing countries as a primary carbohydrate source. It should never be eaten raw as it can be poisonous unless cooked. While I am lucky to have no dietary restrictions, cassava is a good carbohydrate source for consumers who require gluten-free diets. Cassava flour and cassava pasta are good options for anyone who also wishes to have grain-free and nut-free alternative. Cassava is also an environmentally friendly crop as it requires less water than grains and fewer pesticides.
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Posted on 18 January 2021