Cassava – from digging the root to delicious dessert – Cassava Suman

Cassava – from digging the root to tasty dessert – Cassava Suman

We expand Cassava in our Philippine backyard, dig the Cassava roots and make a delicious Philippine dessert, Cassava Suman. Cassava is an critical food items crop in significantly of the world’s tropics. On the in addition aspect, Cassava is quick to expand, even in inadequate soils, provides a large produce. Most of the plant is edible, even scrumptious, when effectively and safely and securely ready. Cassava is a quite minimal protein foodstuff and is insufficient as a sustained diet. Safety is a worry for the reason that Cassava incorporates cyanide which can and will have to be taken off in the course of preparation. Make sure you do not depend on this quick short article to manual you in the secure preparation of Cassava.

Cassava plants in our Philippine garden

Cassava vegetation in our Philippine garden.  The vegetation may not be large but the tubers are surprisingly significant

Cassava leaves are both beautiful and edible

Cassava leaves are both equally gorgeous and edible

Digging Cassava roots

Digging Cassava roots

Cassava roots

Cassava roots

The roots are peeled and grated

The roots are peeled and grated

 

Grated cassava roots are soaked and then squeezed to remove liquid and toxins

Grated cassava roots are soaked and then squeezed to clear away liquid and toxins

 

Grated coconut and sugar are blended with the cassava

Grated young coconut, butter, sugar, salt and vanilla are blended with the processed cassava

The mixture is wrapped in banana leaves

The mixture is wrapped in banana leaves

The banana wrapped mixture becomes a cassava suman - a dessert

The banana wrapped mixture is steamed and turns into a cassava suman – a delightful dessert

Cassava Suman - ready to eat

Cassava Suman – completely ready to eat