What Is Tapioca And What Is It Good For?
Written by Adda Bjarnadottir, MS on July 14, 2016 Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root. It consists of almost pure carbs and contains very little protein, fiber or nutrients. Tapioca has become popular recently as a gluten-free alternative to wheat and other grains. However, there's a lot of controversy about it. Some claim it has numerous health benefits, while others say it's harmful. This article is a detailed review of tapioca. Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root, a tuber native to South America. The cassava root is relatively easy to grow and a dietary staple in several countries in Africa, Asia and South America. Tapioca is almost pure starch and has very limited nutritional value ( 1 , 2 ). However, it's naturally gluten-free, so it can serve as a wheat substitute in cooking and baking for people who are on a gluten-free diet . Tapioca is a dried product and usually sold as white flour, flakes or pearls. Bottom Line: Tapioca is starch extracted from a tuber called cassava root. It's usually sold as flour, flakes or pearls. Production varies by location, but always involves squeezing starchy liquid out of ground cassava root. Once the starchy liquid is out, the water is allowed to evaporate. When all the water has evaporated, a fine tapioca powder is left behind. Next, the powder is processed into the preferred form, such as flakes or pearls. Pearls are the most common form. They're often used in bubble tea, puddings and desserts, as well as a thickener in cooking. Because of the dehydration process, the flakes, sticks and pearls must be soaked or boiled before consumption. They may double in size and become leathery, swollen and translucent. Tapioca flour is often mistaken for cassava flour, which is ground cassava root. However, tapioca i Continue reading >>
"what Is Tapioca??": Diabetes Community - Support Group
Post my content anonymously (without my username) Put this on my watchlist and alert me by email to new posts Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of the cassava plant. It is manufactured into the "pearls".DMH So is it a starch that is high in carbs like rice,My son threw all the boxes away from the pudding,s they were reduced is why I bought them and fat free sugar free, :smile: I don't know. You would have to look up the brand you purchased for nutritional information. I suspect you could find it on:b www.calorie-king.com or b www.nutritiondata.com David That looks like a pretty healthy choice in my opinion. Maybe something else caused the gas. Personally, I don't like tapioca or rice pudding. But if I did, I could see choosing this brand. Maybe you should give it a second try. Do you have lactose intolerance? It's made with milk... I get the kind you make yourself it taste soooooo much better. I don't care for the ones that are already cooked. We used to make it at my work, that is probably why I don't like the precooked kind plus the fact that I haven't been able to find any that tasted half way decent to me. I figured out why it is giveing me gas!! It has 4gms fiber in each little cup and I eat two of those a day,Also it has chickory in it ,So that,s 8 grm, fiber and than the chikory ,So that may be the gas problem,I have also been eating the digestive yogurts fat free like 2 a day,These were rduced to 1.25 a 4 pack so I grabbed a bunch along with the tapioca, They were reduced to about that I think,Oh well the yogurt is helping and I am out of the puddings but I have found something new in tapioca, So maybe I will make my own,and see,I have stopped going around tooting my horn as to say the least,So I know it was that pudding,I also eat a lot of other fibe Continue reading >>
Healthy Carbohydrates For Diabetes Adapted For South Asian Diets
Choosing Carbohydrates Wisely A healthy diet for diabetes includes the right balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Since glucose (sugar) comes mainly from carbohydrate in foods, it's important to learn which foods contain carbohydrate and what amount you should eat at each meal and snack. Having too much carbohydrate at one time can cause your blood glucose to go too high. Not having enough can cause you to have low energy and possibly low blood glucose levels. To find out the amount of carbohydrate that's right for you, ask your health care provider for a referral to your local Diabetes Health Centre to meet with a dietitian. In the meantime, most people find the following amounts a safe place to start: Men: 60-75 g carbohydrate per meal and 15-30 g carbohydrate per snack. Women: 45-60 g carbohydrate per meal and 15-30 g carbohydrate per snack. Based on the carbohydrate amounts listed above, use Table 1 to help you pick the foods you enjoy. Each serving listed has 15 grams of carbohydrate. Therefore, if you are aiming for 60 grams of carbohydrate at a meal, you can choose four servings of foods with carbohydrate. Try to pick a variety of foods rather than four servings of one food. Table 1: Foods that have carbohydrates and will have an effect on your blood glucose. Food Groups One Serving (15 g carbohydrates) Grains * Dried beans, peas and lentils officially belong with "Meat and Alternatives" but are listed here to show that they also contain carbohydrate. 1 6" roti (made from 1/5 cup of whole wheat flour) ¼ 12" naan bread ½ of 6" makki ki roti (corn roti) 75 mL (1/3 cup) cooked rice (choose brown or wild rice) 125 mL (½ cup) cereal (choose ones with at least 4 grams of fibre per serving) 125 mL (½ cup) cooked daal or beans such as cholay, rajmah* 125 mL (½ Continue reading >>
Best Flour To Use If You’re Diabetic?
When it comes to flours, making the right choice is very important to blood sugar control. So we've gathered some great info here for you to use in your kitchen and menu preparations. Are Grains & Flour Really Good For Fiber? We've often been told that eating whole grains is a great source of fiber. And while ‘whole grains' do provide some fiber they are not the only thing that provide us with our daily fiber needs, vegetables do too. For example: 1 slice of wholewheat bread has 1.9 g of fiber, while a carrot has 2.3 g. All grains and vegetables do range in fiber content, but vegetables are a great source of daily fiber and are also higher in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than grains. So we don't have to eat grains in order to get adequate fiber. Changing A Grain Into A Flour Changes The Way It Affects Blood Sugar Often when we take a grain and make it into flour, it changes the carb and fiber content. So what tends to happen for you as a diabetic is that most types of flours will make your blood sugar spike like wild fire. At least that's what most people experience, which is why our meal plans contain virtually no grain flours at all. An example of this is buckwheat. Eaten whole it has a glycemic index (GI) of around 49, which is a low GI. But take it and turn it into bread and it changes to a GI of 67, meaning it affects your blood sugar more rapidly and more intensely than eating the whole grain itself. Here is another example using wheat. Whole wheat kernals are a very low GI of 30, but we don't tend to eat whole wheat kernals, we eat whole wheat flour and it has an average GI of around 74. Whole Grain Flours Are A Better Option It's true that whole grains are better as far as nutrition goes. As the Minnesota Department of Health explains, the whole grain Continue reading >>
11 Healthy Nutrition Facts About Tapioca
Tapioca is a starchy product made from cassava tubers. These tubers are native to Brazil and much of South America. Tapioca is available as flour, meal, flakes, and pearls. Tapioca pearls are commonly used to make tapioca pudding and bubble teas. Tapioca is also used as a thickener. Tapioca is almost entirely starchy carbohydrates (carbs). People who limit their consumption of carbs or who are concerned about how starches impact blood sugar levels may perceive tapioca as unhealthy. Tapioca is high on the glycemic index scale. The glycemic index measures how fast blood sugar levels increase after eating. Here's a look at the nutritional information for tapioca. Tapioca is gluten-free, nut-free, and grain-free. It won't cause problems for people with celiac disease , gluten sensitivity, and nut allergies. Tapioca flour can be found in many gluten-free products. It's a good option for allergen-free baking at home. It's also an alternative to white flour for thickening soups, sauces, and pie fillings. Tapioca is cholesterol-free. High cholesterol may cause a buildup of plaque in your arteries, which is known as atherosclerosis . Left unchecked, atherosclerosis may lead to angina , heart attack , and stroke . A cup of tapioca pearls has about 1.5 grams of dietary fiber. It's not a lot, but it can help you meet the daily recommended value of 21 to 38 grams. Most people don't consume nearly enough fiber. Yet fiber offers many health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, maintaining blood sugar levels, and preventing constipation . Tapioca is known for being easy on the stomach. Many people find it easier to digest than flours made with grains or nuts. Tapioca may be recommended as a source of calories and energy during digestive flares from conditions such as irritable bowel Continue reading >>
Is Cassava A Diet Alternative For Diabetics?
A large basket filled with cassava.Photo Credit: slpu9945/iStock/Getty Images Is Cassava a Diet Alternative for Diabetics? Joshua Beidler has been writing about health and nutrition since 2008. In addition to being the author of two books, he has written for "Vision Magazine" and other publications. Beidler holds a certificate in clinical nutrition, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of San Diego. Cassava is widely cultivated as a food crop in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The starchy roots of this plant are used to make tapioca and many other foods. If cassava is not properly prepared, it contains toxic compounds that may increase your risk of developing diabetes. However, cassava may be a healthier choice for diabetics than some other starches because of its relatively low glycemic index. The edible part of the cassava plant is a starchy tuber which has similar nutritional properties to other root crops such as potatoes, taro, and yams. One ounce of cassava contains nearly 11 g of carbohydrates, but less than 1 g each of protein and fat. This portion size provides 10 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamin C. It is a poor source of most other vitamins and minerals. In an 1994 article for the journal "Acta Horticulturae," A.O. Akanji says that cassava has been suspected of causing diabetes. However, several studies have shown a low incidence of diabetes in Africans who eat cassava regularly. In one study published in the December 2006 issue of "Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology," none of the 1,381 subjects had diabetes, even though cassava accounted for a full 84 percent of their caloric intake. A second study, published in the October 1992 issue of "Diabetes Care," noted that Tanzanians wh Continue reading >>
High-hydroxypropylated Tapioca Starch Improves Insulin Resistance In Genetically Diabetic Kkay Mice.
J Food Sci. 2009 Apr;74(3):H89-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2009.01083.x. High-hydroxypropylated tapioca starch improves insulin resistance in genetically diabetic KKAy mice. Dept. of Biological Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime Univ., Matsuyama 790-8566, Japan. The hypoglycemic and antidiabetic effect of hydroxypropyl tapioca starch (HPTS) with a varying degree of substitution (DS: 0.058, 0.091, and 0.180) was investigated in rats and KKAy mice, an animal model of type 2 diabetes. The positive incremental area under the curve (IAUC) for glucose significantly decreased as the DS of HPTS increased. The IAUC after intragastric intubation of the highest HPTS (HPTS-III, DS = 0.180) was 55% of the IAUC of tapioca starch (TS). After 28 d, fasting blood glucose and insulin concentrations were significantly lower in rats fed HPTS-III (50 g/kg diet) than in those fed TS (P < 0.05). In KKAy mice fed HPTS-III (50 or 100 g/kg diet) for 33 d, as compared with TS, there was a delay in the detection of glucose in urine and also a decreased incidence of finding glucose in urine on days 7, 21, and 28; in addition, the AUCs for glucose in the oral glucose tolerance test on days 14 and 28 were significantly lower (P < 0.05 and P < 0.05, respectively). The plasma adiponectin concentration and the quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKI) were significantly higher in mice fed HPTS-III than in those fed TS (P < 0.01), whereas the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) was lower (P < 0.01). Energy intake was significantly lower in mice fed HPTS-III than in those fed TS. These findings show that HPTS with a high DS resists digestion by alpha-amylase and improves insulin resistance in KKAy mice by decreasing energy intake. However, the potential mechani Continue reading >>
Long-term Ingestion Of Cassava (tapioca) Does Not Produce Diabetes Or Pancreatitis In The Rat Model
, Volume 27, Issue3 , pp 203208 | Cite as Long-term ingestion of cassava (tapioca) does not produce diabetes or pancreatitis in the rat model Cassava (tapioca, manihot) is consumed as a staple food in some developing countries. The intake of cassava has been linked to several diseases including fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes (tropical calcific pancreatitis). There are few long-term studies on the effect of cassava ingestion on the pancreas in animal models. This article reports on the long-term (up to 1 yr) effects of cassava in the rat model. We found that cassava did not produce diabetes in the rat even after a year of cassava feeding. There were transient changes in serum insulin and lipase levels, but the significance of these findings are not clear. There was no histopathological evidence of either acute or chronic pancreatitis, but there were changes of toxic hepatitis in the liver. In conclusion, chronic cassava ingestion up to a year does not lead to either diabetes or chronic pancreatitis in the rat model. Cassavatapiocafibrocalculous pancreatitistropical chronic pancreatitisdiabetesserum insulinserum lipaserat This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Nartey E. Studies on cassava manihot utilissima Pohl., Cyanogenesis: the biochemistry of linamarin and lotaustrolin in etiolated seedlings. Phytochemistry 1968; 7: 13071312. CrossRef Google Scholar Delange F, Ahluwalia R. Cassava toxicity and thyroid: research and public health issues. Int Develop Res Centre Monogr IDRC 1983; 207. Google Scholar Osuntokun BO. Cassava diet, chronic cyanide intoxication and neuropathy in Nigerian Africans. World Rev Nutr Diet 1981; 36: 141173. PubMed Google Scholar Geevarghese PJ. Calcific Pancreatitis. Continue reading >>
Long-term Ingestion Of Cassava (tapioca) Does Not Produce Diabetes Or Pancreatitis In The Rat Model.
Long-term ingestion of cassava (tapioca) does not produce diabetes or pancreatitis in the rat model. Mathangi DC, et al. Int J Pancreatol. 2000. Department of Physiology, DrALM. PG Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, India. Cassava (tapioca, manihot) is consumed as a staple food in some developing countries. The intake of cassava has been linked to several diseases including fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes (tropical calcific pancreatitis). There are few long-term studies on the effect of cassava ingestion on the pancreas in animal models. This article reports on the long-term (up to 1 yr) effects of cassava in the rat model. We found that cassava did not produce diabetes in the rat even after a year of cassava feeding. There were transient changes in serum insulin and lipase levels, but the significance of these findings are not clear. There was no histopathological evidence of either acute or chronic pancreatitis, but there were changes of toxic hepatitis in the liver. In conclusion, chronic cassava ingestion up to a year does not lead to either diabetes or chronic pancreatitis in the rat model. Continue reading >>
Vegetables For Diabetes
A well-balanced diet is very important to stay fit and healthy. The diet should contain adequate amount of vital nutrients to nourish your body. Plenty of vegetables and fruits give you the required nourishment. Diabetic patients should watch over what they eat in order to keep their blood sugar levels under control. The patients should primarily consume vegetables containing anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins that are vital for the body. It is better to avoid those vegetables containing excess of carbohydrates, protein and fat. In that case, four to five serving of vegetables would also not harm the body. Vegetables can be eaten in both raw as well as cooked form. They can be baked, grilled or micro-waved. You can add variety to it by making delicious salads with various sauces. Vegetables give the required fiber content to the human body. They promote the health and help you to prevent many diseases. Vegetables reduce the risk of getting affected by chronic disorders, stroke, coronary heart diseases and cancers in the lungs and digestive tract. Vegetables also increase the mineral density in the bones and lower the bone reabsorption levels. Vegetables which are rich in carotenoid decrease the occurrence and severity of vision disorders and loss like cataract due to exposure to UV light for long periods of time. Ground Nut is one of the vegetables that keep the glucose level under control in addition to monitoring the level of vascular complication. It is also a great remedy to malnutrition. Extract of water from the Bengal Gram is a good remedy for diabetic patients to achieve a desirable glucose level. Bitter Gourd is rich in iron, Vitamin C, B1 & B2 is good for undernourished patients as it develops a strong resistance to various infections. Garlic and onions als Continue reading >>
9 Amazing Tapioca Benefits
The health benefits of tapioca include its ability to aid in weight gain, increase circulation and red blood cell count, protect against birth defects, improve digestion , lower cholesterol, and prevent diabetes . It also helps improve the metabolic activities, maintain bone mineral density, prevent Alzheimers disease, protect heart health, and maintain fluid balance within the body. Tapioca is a delicious starch extract derived from the cassava plant. Its most common use is in tapioca pudding, but the plant elements are also used in certain cultures as a sweet candy or snack. The useful part of the cassava plant is the root, which is where tapioca is acquired and this plant is now cultivated and enjoyed around the globe. It is native to South America, namely Northeastern Brazil, where it is simply known as cassava, but in other places on earth, it is known by other names, including manioc, yuca, and manihot. The root is usually 1-2 pounds in weight and is rough, elongated, and brown in color. The flesh of the tuber is white and very high in carbohydrates. However, this sweet-tasting flesh should only be consumed after proper cooking. Tapioca is considered a spurge, from the family Euphorbiaceae and its scientific name is Manihot esculenta. Portuguese and Spanish explorers first brought the plant from South America back to Europe, where it quickly became popular and spread throughout the West Indies, Africa, and Asia. It is commonly enjoyed in America, as well, but it is not commonly cultivated there. Recently, it has also gained popularity because it is a gluten-free food , so it is often used as a thickening agent instead of wheat -based fillers, which are dangerous for people suffering from Celiac disease. One of the most important things to consider about this tube Continue reading >>
What Is Tapioca Starch Used For
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Creamy Tapioca Pudding
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10 Dangerous Foods For Diabetes
Tagged with: dangerous diabetes food Approximately 20 million people have diabetes and over 40 million are on the way of getting type 2 diabetes (pre-diabetes). Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and is diagnosed during adulthood; while type 1 is diagnosed in early childhood. People with diabetes have high blood sugar. It is because their pancreas does not make or not enough insulin; and the muscle, fat, and liver cells does respond to insulin properly. Diet is a key component in helping to manage diabetes. Since the goal is to maintain a good blood sugar level, it is important not to consume too many foods that are high in sugar. If you have type 2 diabetes, stay away from foods that can spike your blood sugar levels or increase your risk of diabetes complications. Below are 10 foods that people with diabetes should stay away from: Candy – high-sugar foods like candy, cookies, syrup, and soda lack nutritional value, but these low-quality carbohydrates also cause a dramatic spike in blood sugar levels and can contribute to weight gain, both of which can worsen diabetes complications. Fruit Juice – whole fruits are a healthy, fiber-rich carbohydrate option for diabetics, but not fruit juice. Even 100 percent fruit juices — are chock full of fruit sugar, and therefore cause a sharp spike in blood sugar. Raisins – or other dried fruits may be a better option than snacking on cookies, but it’ll still spike your blood sugar. Why? During the dehydration process, fruits’ natural sugars become very concentrated, causing an unhealthy elevation in blood sugar when they are rapidly absorbed by the body. Pancakes and Syrup – most pancakes are jumbo-sized and made with junky white flour (similar to white bread). Butter is loaded with artery-clogging saturated fat, Continue reading >>
Arrowroot Flour Vs Tapioca Starch
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