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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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Figure2-9 Trend of Imported Dried Casava Chips Price in China (2002-2007) 28
Figure4-10 Proportion of Casava Utilization in China 67
Figure5-1 Imported Dried Casava Chips Volume & Value in China2002-2007 81
Figure5-2 Imported Dried Casava Chips by Original Countries in China 2007 82
Figure5-3 Exported Dried Casava Chips Volume & Value in China2002-2007 83
Figure5-4 Exported Dried Casava Chips by Original Countries in China 2007 84
Table2-4 Growing Areas and Output of Casava in China (2002-2007) 27
Table3-3 Comparison of Production Cost for Fuel Alcohol Distilled from Casava and Corn 53
Table4-2 Processing Volume of Casava Utilized for Different Purpose in China 67
Table5-5 Imported Casava Volume & Value in China2002-2007 82
Table5-6 Imported Fresh Casava by Original Countries in China2007 82