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The Health Benefits of Tapioca Flour - April 2013
This month, we discover tapioca flour!
Tapioca is a starchy grain derived from the cassava plant. In America, it is best known as a sweet treat but in Africa, Asia and South America, tapioca is known for its nutritional benefits.
Although it is low in protein and have few vitamins, tapioca has many health benefits and is a great substitute to wheat.
Some Healthy Benefits of Tapioca Flour
Offers Vitamins and several Minerals
Contains manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and selenium
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
High in both omega-3 and omega-6 acids both critical for brain function
Reduces bad cholesterol
Contains small amount of fat and is low in satured fat
High in Fiber
Lowers the risk of colon cancer, diabetes and heart disease
Contains high amounts of Iron
Iron is crucial for the proper growth of the human body to maintain great health. Our body needs iron to produce red blood cells. The main function of iron is to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs. If the body is low in iron, fatigue, irritability and headaches may occur.
Contains Folic Acids
Folic acid, a member of the B vitamin family. It protects cell damage so it has an important role in the prevention of many cancers. Folic acid is necessary for the development of our cells and the brain. It is also crucial for women during pregnancy.
Gluten-free recipe: Brazilian mushroom pao
Read the full recipe here
Integrate tapioca flour to your diet with this original snack. Exclusive to Cuisine Soleil.
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Basic grain in Africa and Asia, millet fits perfectly in your diet. Rich in fibres and minerals, this tasty flour is easy to cook and digest. Substitute 1/4 cup millet flour to the same amount of plain flour for your baking (cookies, pancakes, breads, etc). Another great alternative to gluten!
Some health benefits of millet flour are:
Rich in magnesium
Helps your nervous and immune system to work well. Provides healthy bones and teeth.
Rich in Selenium
Helps to better fight infections.
Source of antioxidants
Source of proteins
Contributes to increase good cholesterol.
Source of manganese
Ensure proper functioning of the body involved in a dozen biochemical processes essential.
Source of vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Contributes to the production of energy and for normal growth.
Participates in the formation of DNA.
Very low allergen