Tapioca Syrup is a liquid sweetener produced from tapioca starch which is extracted from the root of the cassava plant. Cassava is grown in the tropical climates found in countries such as Brazil and Thailand, where there are moderate levels of precipitation and plenty of sunlight. Cassava contains low levels of protein and fibre and no essential minerals or vitamins. Tapioca is native to Brazil but was successfully introduced to Asia through Spanish and Portuguese explorers.
• Adds sweet flavour to various bakery products.
• Good binder and texturizer.
• Used as an alternative to products such as corn syrup and sucrose in baked goods.
• Also used as a binding agent to prevent meats from drying out after processing.