Do you know this food?? Juka(spelling??)

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I went to a potluck party this weekend.  There was so much food I could not touch....HOT peppers, triple hot sausage, high wheat crackers.  They also made a marinated in beer, roasted on the grill turkey that was unbelievably good.  One guy brought "something my mother makes".  I never caught where he was originally from.  he said it was juka (spelling unknown but that is phonetic).  It looked like a boiled potato, but seemed to be a lot more fibrous.  It tasted good (OK the butter and garlic helped) and was trying to figure out if it was something new I could add to my food list without fibre issues.  I only tasted a little just in case---big party one bathroom
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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crohnielass
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ,from what i gather its spelt Yuca but is pronounced juka it is a root vegetable which is grown in dominican republic it starts out with a black skin which you peel and cook  thats all i know but hope that helps a bit. Bev x :-)

ozonehole
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
crohnielass said...
Hi ,from what i gather its spelt Yuca but is pronounced juka it is a root vegetable which is grown in dominican republic it starts out with a black skin which you peel and cook thats all i know but hope that helps a bit. Bev x [img]/community/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


Yuca is also known as cassava or manioc. I ate it once in Panama, served as a "potato" in fastfood restaurants. Here in Taiwan, it's popular in "bubble tea," which unfortunately I can't drink (because of the tea - caffeine really sets off my diarrhea).

As usual, Wikipedia has a page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manioc

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_tea

best regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections

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