Cassava flour, also known as tapioca starch, is a kind of white starch powder with a slight sweet taste. Tapioca is an alternative to traditional flour, corn starch and has many uses in baking. The starch is then extracted from the roots by a washing and grinding process several times, then separated from the liquid. Tapioca helps to link gluten-free recipes and improves the texture of baked goods. Tapioca helps add crunch to the crust and chew on baked goods. Tapioca flour is an extremely fine powder, making an excellent thickener in sauces, pies and soups because it never discoloures and has no distinct taste or smell. Moreover, it never freezes or detaches when refrigerated or frozen.