manioc


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manioc:

see cassavacassava
or manioc
, name for many species of the genus Manihot of the family Euphorbiaceae (spurge family). The roots, which resemble sweet potatoes and are eaten in much the same way, yield cassava starch, a staple food in the tropics.
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manioc

[′man·ē‚äk]
(botany)
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Table 74: Canadian Manioc (Cassava) Starch Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 B.
Just one of the tasty courses included ArrozCarreteiro, Pantanal style rice with cured beef tenderloin and sun-dried meat; served with ChurrascoPantaneiro, Brazilian style picanha, cap of top sirloin barbecue;MolhoVinagrete, campana sauce; and Farofa, manioc flour from Brazil.
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In Cameroon, similar activities benefiting hundreds of communities are being delivered in the manioc and coffee sectors, where ABCCs have also included coffee washing, processing and simple tasting and food hygiene testing equipment that can work and be maintained in rural areas with intermittent or no mains electricity supplies.
Cassava, also called yucca or manioc, is a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge family) that is native to South America.
These early brewers used whatever they had at hand--wheat, rice, millet, corn, manioc root, and casaba.
Chicha, the fermented product of manioc root chewed up and spit into a bowl by the women and gifts of the family, is a staple that is symbolic in Achuar life.
In the past, I excelled in growing manioc (cassava) and sweet potato, but lacking support, I didn't have good results," he added.
The R&D Centre's new research programmes will help to increase agricultural productivity and the safety of foods by developing and improving local crops - such as manioc, corn, millet, coffee and cocoa - and cereal-based products in the West African region.
The use of manioc for pig diets is important because of its high composition of carbohydrates, being and excellent source of metabolizable energy.