Super yuca originated in the Amazon basin, but it captured the interest of the whole world because of its delicious flavor and high nutritional value. It now grows in different tropical climates: in the wet and hot lowlands, in mid-altitude tropical areas and in subtropical regions with cold winters and rainy summers. This plant can grow in dry or poor soil, and in areas with sporadic rainfall or long dry spells, so it is comparatively more hearty than other crops.
Yuca has vitamin A, which is essential for tooth formation and health. This nutrient is also vital to humans because it generates the pigments we need for our retina to work and thus plays an important role in developing good eyesight.
It also contains vitamin C, a substance that prevents aging and helps absorb other vitamins and minerals, acting as a natural antioxidant. The leaves of the yuca plant also have vitamins B, B2, B3, B6, B9, K and B17, which help boost the blood’s red blood cell count. It also has minerals like zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and copper that provide energy.
The international boom of this superfood gives farmers a chance to intensify production and increase their earnings.