Bobolo undergoes a similar treatment to Miondo, except that it is less finely crushed and is wrrapped bigger. It is commonly called the Stick Cassava or 'baton de manioc', a specialty of the Central province. Usually in local informal speech, an overweight person is qualified as "Bobolo" while a skinny person is 'Miondo'.
The sweet potato is an edible tuber of white, orange or sometimes grey colour that is sweet and tender. It contains a range of vital vitamins such as calcium, beta-carotene and vitamin C. It can be boiled or often steamed, and then served as an accompaniment to may soups.
Cocoyam is grown for its corms side (the main corm is non edible and reserved for animal feed). The corms side are edible tubers are used in the same way as potatoes . They are eaten boiled but can also be fried or mashed.
Fufu is a soft edible paste made from flour, boiled and mashed. It is a staple food for many people 's equatorial Africa. Corn fufu is made of maize corn but according to different regions and tastes, fufu can also be made of Cassava, millet, plantain, yam or gari.
Miondo is a specialty of the Littoral region. It is actually cassava, peeled and soaked for a fortnight. Then after internal roots are removed, dried cassava is crushed, to be afterwards in leaves and boiled. Once it is cooked, the leaves are removed and Miondo can be served to accompany many dishes, particularly Ndole.
Cassava is grown for its roots (tubers), which come in the daily diet of many people in Cameroon. Tubers from the Cassava plant are peeled and boiled for stews, while the leaves constitutes excellent vegetables. Other ways to cook it are in fries, in grills or in fufu (couscous).
Easily assimilated to the sweet banana by its shape and colour, the plantain is a popular vegetable in Cameroon which accompanies many dishes. Plantain can be boiled ripe or unripe. The plantain may also be eaten in other forms (fried, grilled or crushed)