Monday, 29 September 2008

manioc

Manioc is one of the staple foods here in Vanuatu. Like yam, taro and
kumala, it is a root vegetable. Together, these four crops are the
staple diet for the ni-Vanuatu.

Over the last few days, I've been doing a little research on Manioc
because occasionally there is Manioc flour available for purchase in
town. I was curious to find out whether Manioc flour was gluten free,
as one of my nephews cannot eat gluten.

I found out not only that Manioc is gluten free, but that it is also
known as Cassava and it is the root from which both Tapioca and
Arrowroot are derived. Very interesting.

1 comment:

Raeline said...

Dear Rachael,

What great news about Manioc! Gluten free!
Fantastic!

Love Mum (Raeline)