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cassava

(kă-sah′vă) [Sp. cazabe]
A group of perennial herbs of the genus Manihot. The plant is one of the most efficient converters of solar energy to carbohydrate. The root of M. esculenta provides an excellent source of starch and can thrive in poor, dry, acid soils. To be suitable for eating, the root is processed by one of several methods to remove or control the amount of cyanide present. Tapioca is made from cassava.

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2 Analysis of Demand for Casava in All Fields in China 67
3 Development of Energy Conversion Technology of Casava in China (2008-2012) 67
4 Forecast of Demand for Casava in China (2008-2012) 67
5 Forecast of Imp & Exp of Casava in China(2008-2012) 84
Figure2-6 Growing Areas and Output of Casava in China (2002-2007) 26
Figure2-7 Proportion of Casava Growing Areas by Provinces in China (2002-2007) 27
Figure2-8 Proportion of Casava Output by Provinces in China (2002-2007) 27
Figure2-9 Trend of Imported Dried Casava Chips Price in China (2002-2007) 28
Figure4-10 Proportion of Casava Utilization in China 67