What is cassava and what is the use?
What is cassava?
Cassava also known as yuca, is a plant of the genus Euphorbiaceae. It is one of the three major potato crops. It is drought-tolerant and barren-resistant and widely planted in more than 100 countries or regions including Africa, America and Asia. Because cassava has excellent characteristics such as coarse growth, easy cultivation, high yield and harvest in four seasons. It is the third largest food crop in tropical regions and the sixth largest food crop in the world. It is the ration of nearly 600 million people in the world.
What is the use?
People have conducted long-term research and utilization on the chemical composition and nutritional value of cassava root. Cassava is rich in starch (cassava is even called the "king of starch"), protein, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, and the flavonoids contained in it also have health effects and can improve immunity by long-term consumption. Since cassava peel contains most of the cyanoglycosides that can cause poisoning, the usage of the cassava flesh and cassava peel is usually different.
The use of cassava flesh:
Cassava can be cooked or processed
(1) Cassava is cooked directly
Cassava an essential ingredient in many Latin American and Caribbean cuisines. It is added to stews and used to make bread and chips. Cassava must be cooked or pressed before it's eaten, as it is poisonous in its raw form. When raw, cassava's flesh is white; when cooked, it turns yellow, slightly translucent, and a little sweet and chewy.
(2) Cassava is processed into safe edible flour, starch and Garri
There are two varieties of cassava—sweet and bitter. Sweet cassava is sold in markets fresh or frozen. You won’t come into contact with bitter cassava in stores. Bitter cassava is processed into starch, flour and Garri through cassava processing technology, and then made into bread, pastries and cakes. The development and utilization of cassava specialty food is an important direction for diversified utilization of cassava, which is of great significance for improving the efficiency of cassava industry. DoingHoldings-HenanJinrui is a professional supplier of cassava processing machines. We have high quality cassava flour processing machine, cassava starch processing machine and Garri processing machine. If you are interested in the high benefits of the cassava industry, please contact us.
The use of cassava peel:
Cassava peel can be made into bio-organic fertilizer or poultry feed
(1) Cassava peel is a good raw material for the development of bio-organic fertilizer
Because cassava peel is rich in organic matter, protein and mineral nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, especially the organic matter content reaches 65-85%. After preprocess of cassava peel, it is processed by microbial fermentation technology, which can be developed into bio-organic fertilizer products or farmyard manure, and then applied together with conventional farmyard manure.
(2) Cassava peel can also be processed into poultry feed
The method of processing cassava peel into poultry feed is simple. First, fully grind the cassava peel. If you use a special grinding machine, you only need to grind cassava peel about three minutes. Then use a dehydrator to dehydrate the ground cassava peel. After the dehydration process, you can choose to expose to the sun to dry it. During the drying process, it can be broken manually. The dried fine mash can be used as feed for poultry, fish and pigs. Coarse mash can be used as feed for goat, cattle and sheep.