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tapioca

(tăpēō`kə), widely used starchy food, obtained from the fleshy root of the bitter cassavacassava
or manioc
, name for many species of the genus Manihot of the family Euphorbiaceae (spurge family). The roots, which resemble sweet potatoes and are eaten in much the same way, yield cassava starch, a staple food in the tropics.
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. Tapioca is sold in flake or flour form and as the pellet pearl tapioca. Tapioca flour is widely used in place of wheat flour in regions where it is grown, e.g., South and Central America, Africa, the West Indies, and parts of India. When cooked it becomes transparent and increases in size. It is used to thicken puddings and soups.

Tapioca

 

starch granules obtained from the tuberous root of cassava, a tropical plant. The starch of the cassava root is refined, pressed through a sieve, and heated on metal plates at a temperature of 150°C; this causes it to become somewhat glutinous and to agglomerate into granules. Tapioca is easily digested and is used in soups, cereals, and other food preparations. It is produced mainly in tropical countries of Asia, Africa, and South America. World production of cassava in 1972 was 105.4 million tons. Certain varieties of sago, such as the Brazilian sago, are sometimes called tapioca.

tapioca

[‚tap·ē′ō·kə]
(food engineering)
A food, high in starch, that is made from the cassava plant.
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Like tapioca all the tubers produced can be used for consumption because it is propagated through stem cutting.
The subjects gave history of eating tapioca three to four times a week as the major carbohydrate for at least one meal a day.
I thought of 'guest boxes' in which you would have a small shaker, tapioca balls, and a mix of the different flavours," she said.
Mixtures of 25% tapioca starch and xanthan gum, in mixing ratios of 10 to 0, 9.
Da mesma forma que outros derivados da mandioca, a farinha de tapioca apresenta elevado teor de amido e baixo teor de proteinas, lipidios e minerais, o que faz dela um alimento altamente calorico (CHISTE et al.
The teas are drunk with oversized straws, giving each sip an at-first-unsettling hit of gooey tapioca orbs flying into the mouth along with the saccharine and intense flavor of the tea.
Sift in Naviance Tapioca LM and heat to 75-80[degrees]C for a minimum of 30 minutes.
A partir de esta experiencia, vivida en mi propia mesa con mis hijos, y relatada en el consultorio por pacientes de familiares que comen tapioca, idee, en 1911 y 1912, mi teoria totemica de la cultura prehistorica y creencias primitivas: <<El anciano de la horda>> es asesinado por sus hijos que luego se lo comen, por lo general en estofado con tapioca--las pellas (2) redondas provienen originalmente del almidon de la planta de mandioca de los tropicos primitivos, regiones conocidas como el ambiente natural de los canibales--.
This study involved data collection and analysis purely based on the primary sources of information available from registered tapioca growers of the factory in Salem District.
14 January 2011 - Indian rating agency CRISIL yesterday lowered the outlook on three BB+ rated bank facilities of Spac Tapioca Products (India) Ltd to "negative" from "stable".
Tapioca is a crop of great economic importance that serves as human food, animal feed and raw material for industrial products [1].
Tapioca flour is essentially a dry powdery starch (carbohydrate) prepared from the roots of the cassava (manioc) plant.