Although cassava flour has only become commercially available in North America within the last 10 years, cassava (also known as tapioca, manioc and yuca) has been widely used across Africa and South America in traditional dishes for centuries.
Ciranda's organic cassava flour is produced in Brazil from cassava roots which have been peeled, grated, pressed, dried and milled to the desired fineness. Choose from all purpose, extra fine, fine and toasted varieties where a higher number indicates a finer mesh/grind. Each flour has unique properties.
AP60 (All-Purpose) - Some water binding; best for softer and lighter doughs; try it for tortillas, soft cookies and most other bakery or snack applications
EF50 (Extra Fine) - Very high water binding capacity; creates cornbread type structure in bakery; softer fiber; well-suited for crisp cookies, crackers, chips, extrusions, breadings, prepared or frozen meals
F20 (Fine) - Highest water binding capacity; creates dense structure; chewy fiber; best for thickening soups or sauces; suitable for crisp baked goods, extruded cereals and snacks, breadings, prepared or frozen meals
T20 (Toasted) - High water binding capacity; coarse texture; adds crisp and crunch; slightly nutty flavor; well-suited for coatings/breadings and whole grain snacks