It is a starchy tuberous root obtained from cassava root that belongs to Euphorbiaceae family. It is elongated and is brown in color and has white flesh. It is gluten free and is available as a vegetable and also in various other forms like dried, flakes, sticks, and pearls.
Choose tapioca roots that are firm and have no blemishes.
Tapioca can be toxic only if it is not prepared properly. It also produces cyanide that is poisonous to human health. Make sure cyanide is removed during processing.(2)
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