tapioca


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to tapioca: tapioca plant

tap·i·o·ca

(tap'ē-ō'kă),
A starch from the root of spurges of the genus Manihot (family Euphorbiaceae), plants of tropic America; an easily digested starch, free of irritant properties.
Synonym(s): cassava starch
[Braz. tipioca]

tapioca

[tap′ē·ō′kə]
tiny starchy balls (pearls) or flakes made from the dried paste of grated cassava root, Janipha manihot. It is used as a thickener in a variety of easily digested food items, particularly cereals, soups, and puddings.

tap·i·o·ca

(tap'ē-ō'kă)
A starch from the root of spurges of the genus Manihot; easily digested, free of irritants.
[Braz. tipioca]

tapioca

manihotesculenta.
References in periodicals archive ?
Table 1 gives the nutritive values of rice, wheat, potato, tapioca, yam, sweet potato and jackfruit which can be consumed by any one as staple food.
A diet rich in natural potassium diet, is seen in a population with tapioca as staple food, this causes decrease in renal reabsorption of sodium and passive water reabsorption and this causes decrease in blood volume and blood pressure.
Tapioca starch and xanthan gum gels also were prepared in a cylindrical teflon mold and stored at 5 C.
O regulamento tecnico de identidade e qualidade dos produtos amilaceos derivados da raiz de mandioca (BRASIL, 2005) estabelece os limites de tolerancia para os produtos amilaceos derivados da raiz de mandioca e define a farinha de tapioca como o produto que, conforme processo de fabricacao, apresenta-se sob forma de granulos irregulares, poliedricos ou esfericos.
Although the origins are hazy, the tea may have been first made in Taiwan sometime in the 1980s, when a woman poured a tapioca dessert into her tea.
Mientras luchaba con las escurridizas dificultades de mi libro Totem y tabu (3)--<<la empresa mas atrevida que haya emprendido jamas>>, como dije en una carta--, la consistencia gelatinosa de la tapioca afectaba el trabajo de forma inconsciente.
To study the role of existing information sources and knowledge level of the Tapioca growers.
CRISIL has revised its rating outlook on the long-term bank facilities of Spac Tapioca Products (India) Ltd (Spac) to 'Negative' from 'Stable', while reaffirming the rating at 'BB+'; the rating on the short-term facilities has been reaffirmed at 'P4+'.
In this paper we have utilized cellulose rich, Tapioca fiber waste via anaerobic fermentation--systematic dozing of methanogen rich inoculum, to improve Tapioca fiber processing.
This demonstration (based on the small amount of tapioca used in the transparent acrylic box with an upside-down funnel on top) in our hands, produced only a gentle poof and never a bang.
unsulphured molasses (optional) 1 pie crust (8" or 9") 1/2 cup tapioca 1 1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped 1 1/3 cup apple juice 1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked mashed pumpkin Soak tapioca and dates in juice overnight.
ISLAMABAD, 07 May , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Faloodais the most demanding item in summer, made primarily by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli and tapioca seeds along with either milk or water.