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    I use tapioca flour a lot more than I do coconut flour. I've been using it for a while though and use it to make pizza crust, tortillas, and the little brazilian cheese rolls you can find at brazillian restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalStudent View Post
    I came across tapioca flour in the store the other day, and was surprised to see that the carb count is actually extremely close to that of coconut flour.

    Here are the products I was comparing:
    Tapioca Flour :: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
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    Organic Coconut Flour :: Bob\'s Red Mill Natural Foods

    I'm curious why people seem to be really into coconut flour, while tapioca flour doesn't seem nearly as popular. Is it more expensive? Less healthy?
    The carbs are totally not close

    tapioca is 26carbs 1/4cup
    Coconut is 8 carbs 1/4 cup

    big difference..

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    I baked some dog treats with it today and I found it very awkward to stir. It had a very hard rubberey texture when you added a bit of liquid to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoga11 View Post
    The carbs are totally not close

    tapioca is 26carbs 1/4cup
    Coconut is 8 carbs 1/4 cup

    big difference..
    Coconut is 16 carbs... the serving size on the label is 2 tablespoons, and that has 8 carbs. so 4 tablespoons (i.e. 1/4 of a cup) is 16 carbs.

    anyways, thanks for the feedback everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalStudent View Post
    Coconut is 16 carbs... the serving size on the label is 2 tablespoons, and that has 8 carbs. so 4 tablespoons (i.e. 1/4 of a cup) is 16 carbs.

    anyways, thanks for the feedback everyone!
    The above person who stated 6 net carb per 1/4 cup is correct.
    Because the coconut has 5gm fiber per 2tbsp as well and the standard is to subtract that since is has no impact on blood glucose etc.
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