Cassava – A Healthy Alternative to Flour?
According to https://www.healthline.com 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of cooked cassava root contains 191 calories. Around 84% of them comes from carbs, while the rest come from protein and fat.
One serving also provides some fibre and a few vitamins and mineral.
The following nutrients are found in 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of cooked cassava:
- Calories: 191
- Protein: 1.5 grams
- Fat: 3 grams
- Carbs: 40 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Vitamin C: 20% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Copper: 12%
- Folate: 6%
- Thiamine: 7%
- Vitamin B6: 6%
- Potassium: 6%
- Magnesium: 5%
- Niacin: 5%
Cassava root is high in vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant, supports collagen production, and enhances immunity, among other benefits. It is also rich in copper, a natural mineral necessary for neurotransmitter synthesis, energy production and iron metabolism.