Many people are surprised to learn that tapioca is used for more than just pudding. Derived from the root of the cassava plant, Living Now Tapioca Flour is a fantastic thickening agent that's gluten-free and protein free. In Southeast Asia, Tapioca Flour is widely used to make soft, tender baked goods, including breads, cookies, cakes, biscuits and more. It's an excellent addition to baked goods with a high liquid content, such as fruit pies, since tapioca absorbs moisture and is commonly used as a thickening agent in soups and sauces. For delicious gluten-free foods, Living Now Tapioca Flour is a must!