Tapioca

Tapioca is made from the cassava root. It is used in cooking as a thickening agent in liquid based dishes such as gravies, sauces and puddings.

Asked in Food Groups, Pudding, Tapioca

What food group does Tapioca pudding belong?

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Tapioca is actually a starch extracted from the root of the plant cassava, however, tapioca pudding is made from a mix of the starch tapioca and either milk or coconut milk. So, while tapioca would be considered part of the starch (bread) food group, tapioca pudding is part of the dairy food group.
Asked in Celiac Disease, Gluten, Tapioca

Can you eat tapioca on a gluten free diet?

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yes you can it is one of those tricky foods but if you look n gluten books they mention tapioca being a food that u can actually eat
Asked in Baking, Food Storage and Preservation, Tapioca

What is the function of tapioca flour in food products?

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As a thickener, a stabiliser, or a coating to stop the products from clumping together in the packet.
Asked in Home Improvement, Chemistry, Glue and Adhesives, Tapioca

How do you decrease viscosity of glue made from tapioca?

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Tapioca is a starch used in the Food and Beveridge Industries. It is found in Bread, wheat and rice noodles, condiments and canned foods. Ice Cream needs starch and a strengthening agent. There are many applications in the textile and timber industries. As a starch it is water based, so your glue may be diluted by adding small amounts of liquid until the correct consistency is obtained. Warm the water a little, it may help
Asked in Science, Tapioca

Scientific name of tapioca?

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Manihot esculenta http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava
Asked in Nutrition, Cholesterol, Tapioca

What is the cholesterol content in tapioca is it a good or bad cholesterol?

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Answer Are you thinking of tapioca pudding or just plain tapioca? The cholesterol content is different for each. With tapioca pudding it depends on if whole, 2%, 1%, or skim milk is used in the recipe as well as if egg yolks are used or just egg whites. In ready-made packages of pudding, I would suggest looking at the label for cholesterol content. The cholesterol is good. Too high is bad and would harm your body more than benefit it. For plain tapioca (the dry pearls) there is no cholesterol. If you are concerned about cholesterol, I suggest buying the dry pearls and then using skim milk and egg whites in your preparation. This will decrease the amount of cholesterol in the final product.
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets, Eggplant, Tapioca

How many carbohydrates in tapioca?

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Look into a nutritional database to find out: http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5733/2 In essence, Tapioca is ~99% carbohydrate, has very little vitamins and minerals, and 300 grams fills your daily requirement for calories from carbohydrates.
Asked in Arthritis, Gout, Tapioca

Is tapioca high in uric acid?

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Tapioca is low in purines and as a result produces low uric acid.
Asked in Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Pudding, Tapioca

Is tapioca pudding made with fish eggs?

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When you look at tapioca pearls, they do somewhat resemble fish eggs. However, they are made from a South American root starch. They are basically plant material, not roe. The pudding itself does use ordinary every day chicken eggs in the recipe, along with the tapioca, milk, sugar, and vanilla.
Asked in History and Origins of Foods, Tapioca

Who invented tapioca?

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Tapioca is a natural starch that has been derived from the roots of Manihot esculenta. Since it is natural, there was no invention for it. However, I would assume that those living in the Amazon, Brazil, Columbia, Venezula, Caribbean, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and most of the West Indies were those who discovered it and began using it.
Asked in Diabetes, Tapioca

Is tapioca good for diabetic patients?

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I USE THE MINUTE TAPIOCA ( IN THE RED BOX AT GROCERY STORES)& MAKE IT WITH SPLENDA. THIS DOES NOT RAISE MY BLOOD SUGARS ANY MORE THAN SUGER-FREE PUDDING. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE PEARL TAPIOCA THAT NEEDS SOAKING FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME.
Asked in Pregnancy, Tapioca

Can pregnant women eat tapioca pearls?

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Yes, and it's actually good for you. It is rich with vitamin B and folic acid.
Asked in Baking, Ingredient Substitutions, Cakes, Flour, Tapioca

Are manioc flour and tapioca flour the same thing?

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Tapioca flour is the starch derived from the root of the manioc plant. The plant is also called manihot, cassava and yuca, among other things.
Asked in Database Programming, Michael Phelps, MySQL, Tapioca

Tapioca database operates in which name?

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i am surprised that you dont have this answer. i love using this website but if they dont have what i need i won't be using it!
Asked in Gluten, Tapioca

Does tapioca contain gluten?

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No, but it does contain wheat, barley, and oats.

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