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Starch prepared from the root of the cassava plant (Manihot utilissima); there are only traces of nutrients. The starch paste is heated to burst the granules, then dried either in globules resembling sago or in flakes. The name is also used of starch in general, as in manioc tapioca and potato flour tapioca.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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