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Tapioca

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About This Food

Description

Tapioca is a starch derived from the cassava root (also known as yuca.) It is most commonly found in the pearl form, where it’s used in sweet and savory dishes for its dense carbohydrate composition.

 

Tapioca can also be ground into a flour and used as a gluten-free thickening agent for dishes such as soups and desserts or as a white flour replacement for breads and baked goods.

 

Tapioca is high in vitamin K, calcium and iron, which improve energy levels and promote healthy blood in the body. It also contains some folate – a b vitamin that is important for methylation and healthy cell division.

 

Tapioca is a high glycemic food that is predominately carbohydrate and should be consumed in small quantities due to its potentially harmful effects on blood sugar. It’s also important to note that the cassava root produces a poisonous compound known as cyanide, so make sure that you buy from a reliable source.

 

Glycemic Load=94 

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • No Legumes
  • No Nightshade
  • No Citrus
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)

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Calories: 11

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2.66 g
Net Carbohydrate
2.63 g
Sugars
0.1 g
Fiber
0.03 g
Protein
0.01 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0.12 mcg
0%
Niacin
0 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.04 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
0.6 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0.05 mg
0%
Magnesium
0.03 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0.21 mg
0%
Potassium
0.33 mg
0%
Selenium
0.02 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.03 mg
0%
Zinc
0 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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