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Cassava is a dark brown root. They have a bark-like peel and are whitish on the inside. The roots are about 20-30 cm long. There are two varieties: bitter and sweet. Bitter cassava is poisonous unless it is properly cooked. The cassava we sell is the sweet cassava. It is dense, softly fibrous and full of starch. Fresh cassava can be boiled, steamed, baked or be mashed and seasoned like potatoes. When the brown roots are dried and grounded it is called tapioca. Because of its starchy character tapioca is often used to thicken soups and stews, but can be used to make chips as well. Cassava is also known as manioc or yuca.