Manioc is the staple food of Amazon.
What is manioc used for?
It is one of the main constituents of the diet of people living in amazons. It is rich in carbohydrates. It is also known as cassava; cassava root is eaten as a vegetable and is considered toxic in raw form, so it must be cooked before being consumed. It is one of the most drought-tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. The plant is a large herbaceous shrub up to 10 feet, resembling a castor bean in appearance, with large, compound leaves. It is cultivated for the large, tuberous roots rich in starch and is the source of tapioca, Brazilian arrowroot, and other foods.