23 December 2021

9 Amazing Health Benefits Of Tapioca

By Alpa Momaya

Also known as manioc, yuca, and Manihot, this starchy substance derived from the roots of the cassava plant and is high in carbohydrates. Referred to a ‘poor man’s food’, tapioca is a substitute to potatoes

Nutritional Facts

One serving of dried tapioca  (152 g) pearls has: – 544 – calories – 135g – Carbohydrates – 0 g – Protein – 0 g – Fat

Healthy Weight Gain

Due to its large carbohydrate content, tapioca is an easy way to increase your daily calories without adding to body’s bad cholesterol

Boosts Blood Circulation

Tapioca has a small amount of iron and copper that improves blood circulation. These minerals also help fight diseases like anaemia

Minimizes Birth Defects

Tapioca is high in B-complex vitamins, and when consumed during pregnancy, they’ve can lower the risk of neural tube defects in babies

Aids Digestion

Great source of dietary fibre that relieves from constipation, bloating, and digestive pain in the body

Strengthens Bone Density

High in Vitamin K and having traces of calcium, this starchy by-product is beneficial to muscle and bone health

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Prevents Alzheimers

Vitamin K is also beneficial to mental health and is known to increase the brain’s neuronal activity

Salt and Trans-fat free

Tapioca is safe to eat for one having high blood pressure, since its low sodium content. It also contains no added sugars or cholesterol

Prevents Heart Diseases

Due to the low-sodium content, it provides numerous heart benefits like it prevents heart diseases and stroke

Prevents Osteoporosis

The calcium and Vitamin K present in tapioca strengthens bone health and prevents the risk of osteoporosis


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