Health Bite

The People's Friend - - Health & Wellbeing -

Cas­sava flour is made from the root of the cas­sava plant and is widely used in cook­ing in South Asia. How­ever, this fine flour is gain­ing in pop­u­lar­ity in the UK as a much closer al­ter­na­tive to wheat for peo­ple ei­ther al­ler­gic to or in­tol­er­ant of the gluten in or­di­nary flour.

Un­like many gluten-free flours, cas­sava flour ap­pears to mimic or­di­nary flour per­fectly, and can be di­rectly sub­sti­tuted in recipes. As a bonus, it is also a good source of vi­ta­min C, plus the min­er­als cop­per and fo­late. You’ll find it in larger su­per­mar­kets and whole food stores.

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