What The Heck is Cassava?


What The Heck is Cassava?

22 October, 2021

Cassava is a vegetable root also known as Yuca! It is part of the root family and is cousin to the infamous potato and yam. It has a nutty flavor that pairs well with our very own Salted Egg ingredient!

This root can grow in very dry terrain, which makes it one of the sturdiest and most reliable veggie roots out there! On its own, cassava makes for a versatile ingredient that can be used in breads, tapioca, crackers, and even on it’s own as a tasty chip.

Cassava has been a staple ingredient in over 80 countries and enjoyed by millions of people around the world. We knew we wanted to introduce this versatile and delicious root into our line of delicious snacks at IRVINS, so we present to you, Cassava!

Why did we choose cassava?
We chose cassava because we wanted a chip that could pack a huge crunch paired with our delicious salted egg and aromatic curry leaves. Cassava also has several great health benefits: it’s a good source of vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. The crunch level is more robust than our classic potato chip, so it is perfect for anyone that loves a satisfying bite!

Fun facts about Cassava:

We love cassava because of how versatile the root is!
The possibilities of cassava are endless -- it can be mashes, boiled, baked, fried, and more!
Cassava can be grown in terrain with droughts and little to no water.
The green leaves that grow with cassava are Edible, which makes it such an all-in-one plant!
The cassava root exterior closely looks like the taro root with an almost fuzzy string like exterior.
Cassava is gluten-free, nut-free, and grain-free!

How do our cassava chips stay fresh and crunchy?

Our packaging keeps these chips safe and sealed, while preserving the chip shape. Since the cassava chip is slightly thicker than our potato chip, there’s less breakage. We love the cassava chip because the chips are so delicious, pack the perfect crunch, and are a simple and easy snack to take to go!