TapiOK® organic tapioca syrups are colorless, neutral-flavored syrups that add sweetness and functionality in a variety of applications from cookies to ice cream to beverages and beyond. Ciranda supplies tapioca syrups in a range of sugar profiles, from DE 27 to 95. Lower DE tapioca syrups are typically more viscous and less sweet, while higher DE syrups are less viscous, but sweeter. Many manufacturers find success combining multiple DE's to achieve the desired balance of sweetness and texture.
As the first major organic supplier to introduce organic tapioca syrup to the North American market in the early 2000's, Ciranda has decades of experience helping manufacturers formulate with syrups from grains and tubers. Compared to glucose syrups from grains, tapioca syrups have specific advantages — like a lower protein content which positively affects shelf life. Tapioca syrup is also superior for film-forming and low-tack coatings, which is beneficial in granola bars and confections to prevent the product from adhering to the packaging.
Organic and non-GMO tapioca syrups can often be substituted at a one-to-one ratio for corn syrup at the same DE. Unlike syrups from corn, genetically modified tapioca currently does not currently exist commercially.
Conventional non-GMO tapioca syrups are available in the same DE levels.