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  • Tapioca

    Manihot esculenta

Recorded By: Beng Tang
Category: Shrubs
Date Spotted: 6 Dec 2018


Planted for its starchy roots which are processed to make a starch called tapioca. In Singapore the plant itself is also called tapioca. The young leaves are cooked as a vegetable in Malaysia. However, it is not advisable to eat too much as they contain compounds that release the poison cyanide.