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The Health Benefits of Tapioca Flour - April 2013

By Cuisine Soleil

Cuisine Soleil Tapioca Flour

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.

Brazilian Mushroom Pão 

Gluten-free recipe: Brazilian mushroom pao
Integrate tapioca flour to your diet with this original snack. Exclusive to Cuisine Soleil.

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Cuisine  SoleilCuisine 's Bio: At Cuisine Soleil, quality is our top priority. We only produce 100% certified organic and gluten free products. For us, there is no compromise possible on the choice of ingredients for our clients. Our goal is to provide nutritious and savoury gluten free products, for your household needs. Cuisine Soleil - gluten free the healthy way. - Cuisine Soleil Website


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