Cassava, a calorie-rich vegetable, is a nutty-flavored, starchy root or tuber native to South America. In the Philippines, we most often associate it with the dessert dish that is cassava cake. However, because cassava cake has been reported to cause upset stomachs due to improper preparation or slight spoilage, many people still link it to food poisoning. To help change perspectives, let’s discuss the different cassava benefits. What can you get out of this filling vegetable?
- Decrease in sensation,
- Increase in heart rate,
- Increase in rate of breathing followed by decreasing breathing rate and gasping for air.