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The name Tapioca is the common name for any of several related plants native to tropical regions in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Tapioca Starch is the name used in Thailand and Vietnam, Cassava Starch is the West Indian name; Manioc Starch (or Mandioc) is the Brazilian name; and Yucca Starch (or Juca) is used in other parts of South America. Throughout the text below, both tapioca starch and cassava starch are used as these terms can be used interchangeably. The tapioca plant grows in a bushy form, up to 2.4 meters (8 ft) tall, with greenish-yellow flowers and the roots are up to 8 cm (3 in) thick and 91 cm (36 in) long. The tapioca roots contain from 20% - 32% starch in plants as young as ½ to 1½ years old.
Flavor Profile: Important for the food industry, light flavors such as vanilla, peach and lemon, are not masked when using tapioca starch. This is because tapioca starch contains no impurities, while cereal based starches contain phospholipids which give it an after taste.
Appearance: Also for the food industry, pastes, films and gels madse with tapioca starch are clearer than when other starches are used and fruit fillings look more appetizing.
Non-Allergetic: For the baby food industry, tapioca starch is gluten-free and thus easier to digest - an important consideration, and a reason for its widespread use in the manufacture of baby foods.
Excellent Viscosity: Tapioca starch exhibits a lower viscosity (more liquid) when it's warmed. This facilitates processing.
Food-Grade Tapioca Starch is used in the Food and Candy Industries
Glue and Adhesive Industries used modified starch and starch derivatives
Pet Food Industries use cassava starch as fillers
Fish Feed Industry
Paper and Paper Cone industries
Ice Cream and Ice Cream Cone Manufacturers
Aluminium and Cast Iron Foundries use starch as a sand binder to make molds
Pharmaceutical Industries use starch and derivatives to bind tablets and as a dispersion agent
Cosmetics, Detergents and Soap Industries
Edible Masala Powder manufacturers
Cassava Starch Derivatives industries
Dry Battery Cell industries use Tapioca Starch as filler
Rubber and Foam industries
Textile Industries use Starch
Fermentation Industry (enzymes, beer)
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