Tapioca is a starch obtained from the roots of the Cassava plant, also called Yucca or Manioc. The long cylindrical roots range from about 2 to 8 inches in diameter and 18 to 48 inches in length. They grow in clusters weighing from 5 to 30 pounds and have a tough brown skin, which when peeled, reveals a crisp white flesh. Tapioca flour is clean white in colour, with a uniquely bland flavour.
Tapioca Flour is one of our most versatile gluten free flours. This starchy, slightly sweet flour is a staple in gluten free baking and a fantastic thickening agent in soups, sauces and pie fillings.