Tapioca

Description
A starch product, obtained from the tuberous roots of the cassava plant. Cultivated for food. Also an intermediate product formed by the hydrolysis of starches where it is a dry and dusty mixture of powder and granules. Used as foodstuff e.g., thickening agent for food products. Also used in the manufacture of glues and sizes. Often used to replace gum arabic. Bulk density: 735 kg/m3.
Trade Names (Synonyms)
Cassava - juca - manihot esculenta - manioc - sweet potato plant - yuca - yuca brava - manioka - artificial gum - starch gum- vegetable gum- manioc-brazilian arrowroot

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