Yucca (Cassava), raw, 1 ounce (weight) is 10.8 grams net Carbs (1.2 blocks). (Zone Calculator)
Yucca (Cassava), raw, 1 ounce (weight) is 10.0 grams net Carbs (1.2 blocks). (Nutrition Data)
Yucca (Cassava), boiled, 1 ounce (weight) is 7.5 grams net Carbs (.83 blocks). SparkPeople
No (essentially) Fat or Protein.
A tuber root
Considered Favorable or unfavorable? unknown?
However, probably unfavorable as it is similar to a white potato, albeit more nutritious, probably more like a sweet potato.
BUT the Glycemic Load (Nutrition Data) is only 6, and the Inflammation Factor is - (minus) 37,
so maybe favorable? Though Nutrition Data lists a white potato Glycemic Load at 2. ...
So, I do not know where Dr. Sears would stand the Yucca? TECH?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, states that the yucca root is a white vegetable that is firm like a potato and has a high starch content. It has a thick, dark brown skin. It can be used in place of potatoes in soups and stews. The Nutrition and Food Web Archive states that in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, yucca is often boiled, steamed or used as an ingredient for noodles and pastries. The Archive suggests storing yucca root as you would potatoes, in a dark, dry, cool place. They are best used within a week. They can be peeled, covered with water and refrigerated or even frozen for several months.