Yuca is a derivative of the cassava plant which is a tropical starch used worldwide. The empanada dough is made with a unique blend of ingredients that gives the dough a bold taste and texture. The Gusto Grande con Yuca is also an excellent source of healthy carbohydrates.
The cassava plant is a crop grown in the tropics and subtropics of South America. The yuca derived from the cassava plant has a potato like flavor that pairs especially well recipes that call for garlic and onion. Many people prefer to use this dough when preparing spicy dishes because the starch flavor helps to balance the harshness of spicier recipes.
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