Cassava or Muhogo in kiswahili, a plant with 100 utility. the leaves and roots are used as food while the sterm is used as fire wood. cassava has multiple usage and it is easier to convert to whatever format one wants. cassave cake, chips (chips dume), cassava can be used at breakfast as snacks or as a meal cassava flour (ugali). Cassava can withstand climate change and is a popular food south of Africa since 17 century where it was brought in from South America. Wanyamwezi till recent times were in favour of potatoes rather than cassava. To them especially in the past time cassava was considered as a food to take during femine or hunger period. A family that was eating cassava was considered as a poor one. Over time things have changed and cassava is gaining its unprecedent popularity especially to Uyui and Taborian like no other business.
LADHA YA MUHOGO NA JINSI WANYAMWEZI WALIVYOKUWA WANAUCHUKULIA
Mhogo unayo matumizi mengi. Mbali ya kuwa ni chakula majani yake huitwa kisamvu na hutumiwa kama mboga hasa na wanyamwezi. (kisamvu cha karanga). miti yake hutumika kama kuni. Mihogo hufanywa keki, chips na huliwa kama ugali (ugali wa muhogo). Mhogo pia hufanywa mchanyato au furari wakati wa mwezi wa Ramadhani. Pamoja na yote hayo siku za nyuma Wanyamwezi hawakuupa umuhimu kuliko viazi. Muhogo ulitumika zaidi wakati wa njaa au kwenye ukame. familia zilizokuwa muhogo zilionekana kama familia duni. Hali sasa imebadilika na ukifika Tabora utaona jinsi watu wanavyoipenda. Muhogo umepanda chati kuliko ilivyokuwa awali. Waliosoma Uyui wanajua jinsi Mihogo ya Mzee Amiri iliyotiwa pilipili unga na bizari jinsi ilivyokuwa mitamu hasa rojo lake. Rafiki Akber Somji alikuwa anasema HOGO TAMU KULIKO KATE (MKATE).