Tapioca Starch Supplier
Tapioca starch is made from the root of the cassava plant. It is a versatile starch that thickens and forms strong gels which provide firm but tender texture. Although it can be used as a flour for baking, it is used as a thickener in a variety of industries. Many of these industries include meat, dairy, bakery and sauces. Ettlinger Corporation is a leading supplier of tapioca starches across the nation.
Tapioca Starches Applications
Tapioca starch works well in a variety of formulations and recipes, making it an appropriate choice for bakery items such as pies as well as snacks chips, and wafers. Tapioca Starch also provides great texture to meat products. It provides a premium texture to create a fantastic mouthfeel & slice-ability in meat products. Because tapioca starch is also a thickener, many chefs use it to thicken soups, puddings and gravies
Benefits of Tapioca Starches
The most obvious benefit of tapioca starch is that it is gluten free and wheat free. This makes it an appropriate option for people who have gluten intolerances but still want to bake or add thickeners to their recipes.
Tapioca starch has a bland, neutral taste. This is an advantage when cooking, as adding tapioca starch won’t affect the flavor of a recipe. Because of its neutral taste, tapioca starch can be used in both sweet and salty dishes without a problem. Other gluten-free starches and flours, such as buckwheat flour, potato starch, and some corn starches will change the flavor, color or texture of dishes. Tapioca starch will not.
Tapioca starch contains no protein, making it a good choice for those trying to cut their protein intake. Most other types of starches and flours contain at least some protein. For example, wheat flour contains 16 g of protein per 120 g serving, which equals about one cup. According to Fine Cooking, low-protein starches are good for cooking soft –rather than crusty, crunchy– bread, cakes and biscuits.
The market for Tapioca has been very steady over the years. Especially in comparison to other starch markets such as Potato or Rice. The price and supply of Tapioca Starch have been consistent over the years.
Potato Starch Substitute
Tapioca is also a great substitute for Potato Starch. Because of the volatile nature of the Potato Starch market we see several customers switching over to Tapioca. Many customers feel that Tapioca Starch works better in their formulas in comparison to Potato once the switch is made. Currently, Tapioca is readily available and at a much lower cost than Potato.
At Ettlinger Corporation, we pride ourselves on our qualified sales staff that will do all they can in meeting all our customers’ ingredient needs. We provide exceptional support, dependability, quality service, and flexibility. Contact us today to learn more!