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Is There A Difference Between Tapioca Flour And Tapioca Starch?


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#1 sharps45

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 03:49 PM

I'm trying to make some featherlight mix, and I see tapioca starch in one recipe and tapioca flour in another. I looked all over for tapioca starch and couldn't find any. Am I just confused? Are they the same critter? I don't want to mess up with the cost of the flours being like mixing gold dust! Thanks for whatever advice I get.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 03:54 PM

Yes they are the same. I think they are the only one that is.

Corn starch is NOT the same as corn flour
Potato starch is NOT the same as potato flour.
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:54 AM

Thanks, now I can get to mixing!
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 05:40 PM

Yes, in the specific case of tapioca, the flour and starch are the same thing.
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