Cassava (kamoteng-kahoy in Tagalog) is the third largest source of carbohydrates in the world. Among crop plants, the cassava plant provides the highest yield of food energy. Cassava root is very rich in starch and contains significant amounts of calcium, dietary fiber, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

cassava polvoron

How to Make Cassava Polvoron

1 cup cassava flour
1/4 cup powdered milk
1/3 cup sugar
5 tbsp melted butter

Toast cassava flour to light brown. Mix sugar and powdered milk. Melt butter and add to the mixture. Mix thoroughly and mold in polvoron molder. Wrap individually in cellophane and serve.

Source: Department of Agriculture – Agriculture and Fisheries Information Service (AFIS), Agri-Pinoy Corn Program and the Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center (PhilRootCrops).

For more information, Contact:

Agri-Pinoy Corn Program
Department of Agriculture
Diliman, Quezon City
Telefax No. (02) 926-5691
Telephone No. (02)928-8741 local 2405

Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center
Visayas State University, Visca, Baybay City
Telefax No. (053) 335-2626
Telephone No. (053) 563-7229