Benefits of Cassava

Most of the people of Indonesia must have known cassava. Yes, cassava is a food belonging to the tuber class. Cassava itself is also often called by the name of wooden tubers. This is because cassava is a bulb that is found at the base of the cassava tree trunk.

Besides can be processed into a variety of good foods such as cassava cassava, cassava compote, cassava tape, gethuk, samiler chips, jemblem, cassava chips etc. Cassava can also be processed into cassava flour. Typically, cassava flour is used to make a variety of traditional pastries and can also be used to make brownies cake. Not only that, because it contains 2 times more starch of potatoes, making cassava is consumed as a staple food of rice.
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However, some people still think that cassava is a food village that does not have nutritional content. Yet if examined in more detail again, cassava belongs to a group of high nutritious foods. Instead, do not underestimate cassava before knowing the nutritional content and its benefits. reveals that inside cassava contain nutrients such as carbohydrate, protein, fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin B9, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, niacin, pyridoxine, thiamin, riboflavin, manganese, calcium, iron , Potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and zinc. [1]

After knowing the nutritional content contained in cassava, the next will also be given information about the benefits of cassava for the health of the body. Here are some of the benefits of cassava for the health of the body.
6 Benefits of Cassava

Energy sources
As mentioned earlier, cassava has 2 times more starch than potatoes, making it a food-boosting food thanks to complex carbohydrate sources. ‘

Streamlining the Digestive System
Inside cassava also contain fiber that plays a role to facilitate the digestive system, so that the digestive organs become healthier and avoid digestive problems such as difficult bowel movements, hemorrhoids, flatulence, constipation and so forth.

Good for Low Fat Diet
Although cassava has a high enough carbohydrate content, but cassava is a low-fat and low-cholesterol food that is suitable for consumption by those who are running low-fat diet. However, to run a low-fat diet is only recommended to consume cassava that has been boiled.

Preventing and Overcoming Anemia
The content of mineral components, including iron in the cassava role to help the process of formation of red blood cells so that the body avoid the problem of anemia or lack of blood.

Good Consumed By Diabetes Patients
Diabetics are advised to consume cassava instead of consuming rice. This is because cassava does not contain sugar content so it is safe consumed by people with diabetes (blood sugar disease).

Increase Appetite
Cassava has nutrients and complex carbohydrates that contribute to increasing appetite.