Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Cassava is a food with a lower carbohydrate content of rice and bread, with a high fiber content that makes the stomach still feels full for a long time, so it is great for the diet.

Cassava is a tuber that contains a lot of fiber is not soluble in water. Fibers of this type serves to facilitate the process of defecation, and able to absorb and remove toxins in the intestine, so that a healthy digestion.

Pharmacological effects of cassava as an antioxidant, anticancer, antitumor, and increase appetite. Parts commonly used in the plant is the leaves and tubers.

Cassava tubers contain calories, protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B and C, and starch. The leaves contain vitamins A, B1 and C, calcium, calories, forfor, protein, fat, carbohydrate, and iron. While the bark, contains tannins, peroxidase enzymes, glycosides, and calcium oxalate.

Besides the food, cassava plants have different properties as a drug. Among other arthritis medication, headache, fever, wounds, diarrhea, intestinal worms, dysentery, night blindness, beriberi, and can increase stamina.

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