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Tapioca Starch

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a friend sent me a reportedly yummy pie crust mix, but i need to roll it in tapioca starch. i've looked in health food stores--and in the mainstream ones, too--and i can't find it.

any ideas?--is online my only option, or is there a suitable substitute?


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Do you have a Whole Foods or a Wegman's grocery store near by? Those are the places I've seen it.

I would think that you could also use potato starch to roll out the dough.


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a friend sent me a reportedly yummy pie crust mix, but i need to roll it in tapioca starch. i've looked in health food stores--and in the mainstream ones, too--and i can't find it.

any ideas?--is online my only option, or is there a suitable substitute?

Its actually sometimes called Tapioca flour. I am sure its at your natural food store and it is even at my local grocery store in Colorado Springs. Energ makes it and it in a box. Bob's Red mill makes it too in their line that a lot of grocery stores now carry. Theirs comes in a little see through bag like their gluten-free bread mix etc. You can order it from them directly on line too, but then you pay shipping. http://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/index.p...;product_ID=384

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I found tapioca starch in the asian section of the grocery store... and it's much cheaper than the health food store.


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asian markets should have it


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You can mail order it from Bob's Red Mill or Ener-g foods, or even Amazon. They now have a terrific selection of gluten free stuff in their "grocery" section and the best part is that if you spend over a certain amount, shipping is free. Yay!

As people mentioned, Chinese or Japanese markets will sell tapioca starch as well. It's called katakuriko in Japanese. However, prices will probably be lower at a Chinese market- at least that's how it is in my area.

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Just to add on to this...

Are tapioca starch and tapioca flour the same thing?

How about potato starch?

I'm curious...

In some of my recipes, I have substituted corn starch for potato starch, but I have never substituted tapioca flour for potato starch.

Just a little confused. :rolleyes: Thanks! -Julie :)


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