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Cassava

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Cassava root, which is grown mostly in Africa, is a starchy food that is the third largest source of carbohydrates on the planet. These white or off-white roots are very high in calcium and vitamin C, as well as energy. If the roots are processed, ground up and dried out, their flour is used to make tapioca!

  1. 1. Where is cassava root grown?
    1. a. Africa
    2. b. Mexico
    3. c. Italy
  2. 2. What is the cassava root a source of?
    1. a. Carbs
    2. b. Fat
    3. c. Protein
  3. 3. What does dried cassava flour make?
    1. a. Pudding
    2. b. Tapioca
    3. c. Dressing