Brazil - Natives Scraping Manioc Roots

Brazilian Indians in Bahia scraping manioc, or cassava, roots. Three men and one woman sit around a large pile of manioc roots, scraping off the skin with knives. The men in the foreground are both wearing hats. Manioc is a staple of many native peoples in Brazil, but it requires a great deal of preparation before it is suitable to eat. Manioc contains a toxin known as hydrocyanic acid, which can only be removed by an extensive cooking process, (1933).
Identifier
NYSA_A3045-78_B15653
Date
1933
Language
English
Source
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939. A3045-78, B15653.
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