This popular Central American root must be cooked before being Blasted, but don't let that stop you from enjoying its bountiful health benefits! Yucca has been shown to have blood glucose regulating properties, along with anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties. Often used as a potato substitute, yucca is starchy and rich in carbohydrates, but also high in phytonutrients, including saponins and resveratrol, known for their anti-inflammatory benefits.
Look for an even-toned yucca with unblemished brown skin. Usually their skin is covered in a thin layer of wax, so be sure to buy organic or peel and wash thoroughly before using. Always cook before adding to your Blast.
Calcium 3.3% Iron 3.1%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 1.3%
Vitamin K 4.9% Thiamin 11.9%
Riboflavin 5.8% Niacin 8.8%
Vitamin B-6 9.1% Folate 13.9%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 2.2%
Phosphorus 5.6% Magnesium 10.8%
Zinc 4.7% Selenium 2.1%
Copper 10.3% Manganese 39.6%