Benefits of Cassava
largest source of food carbohydrates
Cassava is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. It is one of the most drought tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. Nigeria is the world s largest producer of cassava, while Thailand is the largest exporter of dried cassava.