Tapioca Starch is a white powder derived from the roots of Tapioca tubers and is used as a thickener, a filler, a binder, and as a stabilizer. A high-quality starch, Tapioca Starch is characterized by a high water retention capacity.
Noted for good texture and moisture regulation as well as good expansion and taste regulation, Tapioca Starch can be used as a fat replacer and for a variety of other applications in the food industry. Tapioca Starch does not contain any impurities to mask light flavors. It produces a clear film and gel and provides a lower viscosity while hot.
Tapioca Starches are widely used in baking applications, frozen foods, dry mixes, soups, sauces, gravies, snacks, instant foods, noodles and meat and fish dishes. It does not require high heat to thicken quickly and produces sheen, which is an attractive attribute for fruit pie filings. Tapioca starch is quite versatile.