Unformatted text preview: cooked much like potatoes, once peeled they can be boiled, baked or fried. The young leaves can also be cooked in the same way as spinach, although great care must be taken to get rid of the toxic compounds in the leaves during the cooking process. Another popular way of consuming manioc is to process it into meal and flour. No Paraguay meal is complete without Farofa, which is seasoned manioc meal. Paraguay use it as a condiment and sprinkle it over everything from soup to vegetables, much like the Italians use Parmesan cheese. Other common forms of processed manioc root include Tapioca (mostly used in puddings or as a thickening agent), Farinha de mandioca (toasted flour) and Paçoca or Tapioca Flour (the meal further processed into a finer flour often used as a suitable gluten free ingredient in breads and baked goods)....
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- Spring '08
- West Indies, cooking process, plant family Euphorbiaceae, greenish- yellow flowers, bitter poisonous type