Among the staple crops, cassava performed best compared to potato, maize, bean, banana, millet and sorghum.
Root crops are important in developing tropical countries like the Philippines. They are source of food and income to farmers.
Glycemic index (GI) is a classification of food based on the blood glucose response to a food relative to a standard glucose solution.
There is a natural way of controlling cassava mealybug infestations in Thailand, initiated by entomologists that can be environmentally friendly and posed no threat to humans, animals and other insects.
A study has been conducted looking into the effects of root crops and legumes in lowering cholesterol levels in the human body, among them was the cassava which thrives in abundance in tropical countries.