Cassava Flour (Manioc Or Yuca Flour)
Cassava Flour (sometimes called “tapioca flour,” “manioc flour,” or “yuca flour”) is a among the most versatile of gluten-free flours. It is made from the powdered dried root of the cassava plant.
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Yuca Flour provides a gluten-free healthy alternative to wheat flour products. Yuca, also known as “cassava,” “manioc,” and “tapioca,” has served as a staple in Africa and Asia. They are a dependable food source, with plants growing to nearly 10 feet high, stemming from edible roots that grow to up to 2 feet long and weigh 50 pounds.
Yuca Flour is one of the more versatile of the gluten-free flours, as it has a neutral taste that won’t influence or change the flavor of cooking or baking. In addition, its texture makes a great thickening agent conducive to baking breads and cooking purees, sauces, pie fillings, gravies and puddings.
Cassava Flour is the key to Brazilian pão de queijo. Similar to a French gougère pastry it is made with plenty of cheese, resulting in a pleasantly crispy exterior and airy, chewy interior. Cassava Flour also stands in well for quantities of all-purpose flour in shortbread and cookie recipes.