Creole week: From the 29th of October to the of 4th November
Did you know?
Cassava or Yucca is a versatile crop. While it's known for its starchy tuberous roots, the entire plant is used. The leaves are also edible and are used in various dishes in some regions. Cassava contains naturally occurring cyanogenic compounds, which can be toxic if consumed raw. To make cassava safe to eat, it's typically processed through methods like boiling, fermenting, or sun-drying. In some countries, cassava is used to brew traditional alcoholic beverages like "kasiri" and "malafu." These drinks are important culturally and socially.