The analysis says: \”Over half of all children in poor countries only eat three food items – staples such as cassava, which has no nutritional value at all,
What do you mean no nutritional value? Cassava contains calories, calories are nutrition.
Agreed that there\’s not much interesting in cassava but to claim that it has no nutritional value is rather making fools of those hundreds of millions for whom it is the staple of life.
\”Its composition shows 60-65 percent moisture, 20-31 percent carbohydrate, 1-2 percent crude protein and a comparatively low content of vitamins and minerals. However, the roots are rich in calcium and vitamin C and contain a nutritionally significant quantity of thiamine, riboflavin and nicotinic acid.\”