Rich in Vitamin A, Cassava also offers a number of calories. One cup of Cassava which weighs around 206 grams contains around 330 calories. Out of these 5 calories come from Fat. Total Fat content in Cassava is 0.6 grams out of which 0.2 grams are saturated fat, 0.1 grams are polyunsaturated fat and 0.2 grams are monounsaturated fat. The Sodium content in Cassava is 29 mgs. Total Carbohydrates are 78.4 grams out of which 3.7 grams are Dietary Fibre and 3.5 grams is Sugar. The protein content in Cassava is 2.8 grams. The food item is also rich in Vitamin C and has some amount of Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron.
One piece of Cassava contains around 34.7 calories out of which 3.7 calories come from Fat. The total Fat content in 1 piece of Cassava is 0.42 grams out of which 0.084 grams are saturated fat, 0.11 grams are polyunsaturated fat and 0.19 grams are monounsaturated fat. The total sodium content in a piece of Cassava is 42.4 mg, potassium content is 48.2 mg, carbohydrates are 7.5 grams out of which 0.35 grams are Dietary Fibre and 0.27 grams are proteins. Each gram of Cassava contains 1.7 calories out of which 0.19 calories come from fat while 1 kg Cassava has as many as 1,734 calories out of which 187 calories come from fat. The other micronutrients also vary based on the quantity of Cassava. The greater amount of Cassava you consume the more calories and greater number of micronutrients you would be taking in.
Cassava which is a good source of Vitamin A has helped in fighting various ailments. Studies have shown that consuming Cassava helps in preventing blindness in children. The new package of Cassava that is now available in the market comes with beta carotenoid which is the originator of Vitamin A in any food item.