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When most of us think about baking, we automatically assume that we need to use some sort of grain flour to bring a recipe together.
Truth is, you can just as well achieve the same result using grain-free baking ingredients which have become quite popular in recent years due to the increased prevalence of gluten intolerance and low-carb lifestyles.
If you’re looking for tips on grain-free cooking, here are some little-known facts about cassava flour that you might be interested in:
- Thanks to its neutral taste, cassava flour is a popular and effective alternative to grain-based flour, allowing you to make delicious, gluten-free baking recipes.
- A quarter cup of cassava flour contains less than 120 calories and is lower in calories than even coconut and almond flour which are other popular gluten-free baking alternatives.
- The cassava plant is one of a sustainable and resilient crop that can be grown in over 90 countries around the world.
- Both cassava flour and tapioca flour (or tapioca starch) are made from different parts of the same plant known as Manihot esculenta crantz which has a very distinct brown rough exterior.
- Cassava flour is gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free.