Yucca is apart of the tuberous roots of plants that provide a carbohydrate-rich food source for indigenous peoples in arid areas of the Americas. The starchy root of the yucca is not only rich in carbohydrates but also contains a healthy mix of vitamins, minerals and plant-based nutrients. Yucca comes from Central and South America, growing in particularly dry, arid climates which gives yucca that tropical sweet taste.