Frozen Products : Cassava *Montaña Azul new product line*

Sweet Cassava, Yuca Dulce or Manioc, the gluten free root.

Have you tried Costa Rican frozen cassava?. It’s your time now!.

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Package of Sweet Cassava from Montaña Azul, chopped and peeled. 

Cassava -or “yuca” in spanish-, is indispensable part of carbohydrate diet for millions of indigenous people and inhabitants living in many parts of South American, Africa and Asian continents.  Is an integral part of the daily diet for millions of people from the Caribbean region, becoming the main ingredient in typical dishes from Latin America and crossing over to the US markets. It is also consumed as snack or as fries, stew-fries, soups and savory dishes all over the tropic regions of the world.

But, what is it? It’s a root from  a perennial plant that grows best under tropical, moist, fertile, and well-drained soils of Costa Rica. We call it “sweet casssava” because is not bitter like other cassavas produced in different parts of the world.  The reason behind of the sweet cassava from Costa Rica, is its soils, its weather and its latitude.

The founder of Montaña Azul Victor Arias Jiménez shares with us his thoughts about this important addition to the success story of more than 15 years exporting canned food and coffee: “we are very glad of launching our Frozen Line of products, since it is a new engine of economic growth for our beloved region of Horquetas de Sarapiquí in the Province of Heredia. This step provides new employment opportunities for the local community, new business for our national suppliers and new alternatives for our international clients.  It’s a beautiful challenge.”

This is a step for Montaña Azul to bring its experience in high quality food, to the frozen sector. Starting with Cassava root and expanding to other tubers, tropical fruits.

The packages of frozen cassava depend on the clients choice: size, weight and label. Let us know what’s on your supermarket’s frozen section. If there is no cassava, tell them this good news!.


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