The ‘Costa Rica vacation experience’ includes encountering new and sometimes unusual foods. In this blog we introduce a delicious vegetable you’ll come across called the Yuca, also known as Cassava; fun to eat, it is a typical Costa Rican favourite. And after tasting, we believe you’ll want to know how and why Yuca is grown, its nutritional value, and most of all recipes to prepare it in the comfort of your home. Enjoy!
Yuca is a tuber used in cooking many Costa Rican delicacies; it is comparable to the potato. Both are a staple, low in fat and a good starch option in a balanced diet plan. Put the Yuca on your list of ‘things-to-try’ on your vacation. Readily available, it is prepared in various forms inSodas and restaurants. Yuca is a great complement to Costa Rican meals, pastries, snacks and beverages. Munch on a dish fixed like potato mojos. Tasty and nutritious, the entire plant is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Farmers on the plains of Guanacaste grow it in their fields and pockets of land throughout the countryside. In fact, next- door to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs are small farms, most have a small patch or garden for growing Yucas.