We grow Cassava in our Philippine garden, dig the Cassava roots and make a delicious Philippine dessert, Cassava Suman. Cassava is an important food crop in much of the world’s tropics. On the plus side, Cassava is easy to grow, even in poor soils, produces a big yield. Most of the plant is edible, even delicious, when properly and safely prepared. Cassava is a very low protein food and is inadequate as a sustained diet. Safety is a concern because Cassava contains cyanide which can and must be removed during preparation. Please don’t rely on this short article to guide you in the safe preparation of Cassava.