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The 20 largest cassava producers in the world; Brazil is in fourth

Published Nov 9, 2022

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The largest cassava producers in the world are found in Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Even so, cassava is consumed globally, being cultivated especially in the tropical and subtropical regions of the planet. The plant's roots are rich in starch, with small amounts of vitamin C, phosphorus and calcium. Proteins and other nutrients are present, but in negligible amounts.

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The world's largest cassava producers are found in Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Even so, cassava is consumed globally, being cultivated especially in the tropical and subtropical regions of the planet. The roots of the plant are rich in starch, with small amounts of vitamin C, phosphorus and calcium. Proteins and other nutrients are present, but in negligible amounts. Cassava leaves are a rich source of protein, but deficient in certain amino acids. About 268 million tons of cassava are produced annually. Among the largest producers of cassava in the world, Nigeria occupies the top, having produced 47,406,770 tons in 2013. With production of 30,227,542 tons, Thailand comes in second place, with Indonesia (23,936,920) and Brazil ( 21,484,218) then. ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE – Cassava is an important food source in the tropics, and provides the third highest carbohydrate yield among cultivated plants. As the plant grows well in poor soils and areas with low rainfall, its ...
Source: Abam
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