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Plantains

Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana

Plantain Flour

POW! Plantain Flour is Delicious & Nutritious Plantains, being less sweet and more nutrient-dense, are a member of the banana family. This yummy Superfood is a healthy grain alternative in any recipe. Power packed with Resistance Starch this PREbiotic fiber feeds our PRObiotic microbes. Prized for its many health benefits, POW!Flour's milling procedure is done in an optimum way as to retain its raw nutrient-rich original properties. Taste the goodness, feel the difference. Plantain Flour is perfect for all of your favorite recipes. Read more about this SUPERFlour.

Although these names might not be the true name, Cassava is also know or referred to as:

  • Platanos
  • Bananas
  • Green Bananas
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Cassava Root

Manihot esculenta

Cassava Root Flour

So, what's the difference between Tapioca Starch and Cassava Root Flour? - Same plant different parts. Tapioca Starch is made from the extracted liquid starch of cassava root then dried to make a powder. Cassava Root Flour is the whole root. Tapioca is the extracted starch. Tapioca is great in small amounts as a thickener. People have complained about too much tapioca upsetting their digestion.

Cassava root, being the whole root, is easier to digest then tapioca because it's not a concentrated starch .

Our centuries old processes of soaking, cooking and fermenting ensures our Cassava Flour is safe. These processes remove the toxic compounds and prevent one from getting sick. This is why it's important to make sure you are buying Cassava Flour from a reputable company. It’s true that toxic naturally occurring cyanide compounds are in the cassava root. This can be a problem only if eaten raw. These toxins are also in found in almonds and spinach.

*Be careful when purchasing cheaper less expensive brands you are not actually purchasing the Tapioca flour as it can be confusing to understand the difference.

Although these names might not be the true name, Cassava is also know or referred to as:

  • Yuca
  • Brazilian
  • Mandioca
  • Manioc or Mandioca
  • Arrowroot
  • tapioca
  • Aipim

 

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Malanga Root

Malanga blanca (Colocasia esculenta)

Malanga Root Flour

Of all the complex carbohydrates, Malanga's starch grains are the easiest to digest making Malanga flour one of the most hypoallergenic foods. Even people with the bad allergies should do very well with Malanga Flour.

*Make sure you are not getting Melanga amarilla (yellow Melanga), which is totally different.

Although these names might not be the true name, Malanga is also know or referred to as:

  • elephant ear
  • yautia
  • cocoyam
  • eddo or eddoe
  • coco
  • tannia
  • sato-imo
  • Tannia or Taniera
  • Japanese potatoes
  • Taro