CASABE: FROM POISON TO DELICACY
Casabe, or natives’ bread as it was named by Spanish conquistadors, was the main food for native populations in several Caribbean regions. It was a key element in the spreading of Tainos throughout the insular Caribbean and afterwards. During the conquest of the Americas, it replaced bread and became an essential provision in the voyages to the New World. As an interesting characteristic, it is made out of a poisonous material.