Benefits of Cassava
Magnesium and Copper
Cassava also helps you consume more magnesium and copper. A diet rich in magnesium promotes life long health, lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of osteoporosis, while a diet rich in copper helps support healthy nerve function. A cup of cassava contains 206 micrograms of copper, or 23 percent of the copper you need each day, determined by the Institute of Medicine. Cassava also increases your manganese intake by 0.8 milligram per serving more than one third of the daily requirement for men and 44 percent for women.