- Yucca is a different plant
Manioc (or Cassava, or Yuca, especially in Latin America) is a shrub. It belongs to the Spurge family of plants. It grows in tropical climates. It is cultivated for its edible root. Cassava must be cooked properly to detoxify it before it is eaten and can be used in dumplings, soups, stews and gravies.
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