Tapioca Flour Organic 1kg
Organic Tapioca Flour 1kg Gluten Free
A Great Gluten Free replacement for Wheat in Baking...
5 Tapioca Benefits
1. Heart Healthy
Though in small quantities, the fiber content may be able to reduce high cholesterol levels, especially when incorporated with other fiber-rich sources (whole grains, legumes and fresh fruit and veggies). Achieving and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Tapioca also contains iron, a mineral essential for the formation of oxygen-containing blood, and folic acid, a mineral that assists in the development of red blood cells (and all new cells for that matter).
2. Promotes Cell Growth
Though the general population requires folic acid for critical body processes, its intake is imperative for pregnant women. Since folic acid helps the body produce new cells, providing folic acid to the fetus helps prevent major birth defects - folic acid is vital for a developing brain and spine. Women of childbearing years are encouraged to consume or supplement adequate amounts of folic acid (at least 400 micrograms each day), as neural tube defects can develop in the first three months of pregnancy.
3. Builds Strong Bones
Though commonly associated with milk products, tapioca also offers calcium. The mineral is imperative for strong, healthy bones and reduces the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. For those with lactose intolerance, tapioca is a great alternative for achieving calcium needs.
4. Gluten-Free Option
For those living with Celiac disease, gluten avoidance is the only known treatment to alleviate associated symptoms. The use of tapioca provides a gluten-free option for individuals following a gluten-free diet, as it can replace gluten-containing flours and thickeners. Having such options offers individuals a greater extent of gluten-free options without having to eliminate a wide-variety of foods.
5. Healthy Weight Gain
Though people tend to desire weight loss before weight gain, some underweight individuals may have trouble accumulating pounds. Several health conditions may hither individuals to gain weight while some athletes may be trying pack on "healthy" weight without increasing processed, energy-dense foods. Since tapioca is naturally calorically dense on its own, its use can enhance overall total calories without added oils and sugars.