Tapioca Starch Modified
Tapioca, also known as Cassava or Manioc, is a root or tuber extract. The plant is a perennial that grows eight to twelve feet high and the roots can be as much as three feet long and five to ten inches in diameter (Tapioca roots, like potatoes, are a food source in native growing areas where it is boiled, fried or made into flour). Tapioca starch is found in the cells of the tubers. The starch is recovered by wet grinding the washed roots and continuous rewashing, resulting in a pure carbohydrate.