Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Dec 26, 2018 19:37:28 GMT 1
Tapioca is the starch extracted from the cassava root. It is a versatile food.
It is mainly consumed in the natural form in households in Africa, or as starch paste to accompany dishes, especially desserts and baked products.
Being prominent in home diet, the starch is also one of the important ingredients which is widely distributed in nature.
Tapioca starch is widely used in industrial, commercial and residential applications. The tapioca starch is used in beverage and food industry as a binding, thickening and stabilising agent. It is also used in syrups and other sweeteners.
Tapioca is white and very high in carbohydrates. Tapioca is gluten-free and is a common ingredient in many gluten-free manufactured foods. However, it should only be consumed after proper cooking.
Health Benefits of Tapioca
- Tapioca helps to reduce cholesterol level
- It maintains blood sugar level.
- Tapioca is a rich source of calcium, manganese, folate, and iron which makes it useful for the pregnant women also.
- It also helps to prevent constipation.
- Aids in weight gain
- It increases circulation and red blood cell count
- Tapioca protects against birth defects, improve digestion, lower cholesterol, and prevent diabetes.
-It also helps to improve the metabolic activities
- Prevents Alzheimer’s disease
- Maintain fluid balance within the body.
Tapioca Global Market
The global tapioca market is expected to keep expanding owing to wide industrial uses. Also, the increasing awareness of the health benefits of tapioca fuels the growth of global tapioca market.
The global tapioca market is segmented into the following: Food, Confectionaries, Textiles Industry
Fabric finishing, Printing, Glue Industry
Pharmaceutical Industry, Cosmetics Industry, Mining Industry, Construction Industry and others.
The availability of cassava in Nigeria makes Tapioca a very good product for export. The business is cheap to fund and easy to source as it is readily available. Good returns on investment is guaranteed on Tapioca export. The market is less saturate and it is not a commonly exported commodity.
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