Where it grow?
Cassava grows in Africa, the Caribbean, India, Europe, South Pacific, Central and South America, Asia, Florida, Southern Texas, Southern US, Indonesia, and many other places in the world.
Cassava is a growing staple food that can feed the starving people of the world. Most Westerners know cassava as the tapioca plant, the roots are made into tapioca for your tapioca pudding… and the cooked roots taste a lot like potato… wonderful.
High in Protein
100 grams of cooked cassava leaves provides about 3.7 grams of protein which is pretty good for a green leafy veggie. And the leaves contain different types of proteins comparable to eggs and soybeans. And cassava leaves contain lysine, isoleucine, leucine, valine, and lots of arginine which are not common in green leafy plants… thus making it a great protein source.
Low in Calories
100 grams of cooked cassava leaves only contains about 37 calories making it great for weight loss… and they just about fat free.