The root vegetable yuca, also known as cassava, is a starchy vegetable similar to a potato that grows in warm climates. It has a rough, brown outer skin that looks like bark and a slightly sweet flavor. Yuca is commonly made into chips known as cassava chips. It is high in calories compared to other vegetables. Keep this in mind if you are following a calorie-controlled diet.
Calories in Yuca
Yuca is rich in manganese, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. One cup, which is approximately half of the root, contains 330 calories. This is about twice the number of calories in a potato. You can still enjoy yuca on a reduced-calorie diet if you eat smaller servings. A 2-ounce serving has less than 100 calories.
- USDA National Nutrient Database: Cassava, Raw
- The NutriBase Nutrition Facts Desk Reference; Art Ulene