Cassava Flour Nutrition

Unlike many gluten-free products on the market, the only steps in the Three Spades Cassava Flour process are root harvesting, washing, mashing and drying.

Absolutely no chemicals are used in the flour-making process and nothing is added to the final product.

 

Per 100 g

Energy

1475 kJ

Protein

1.0 g

Fat, Total

< 1.0 g

-        Saturated

< 0.1 g

-        Trans

Not detected

Dietary Fibre, Total

8.0 g

-        Soluble

4.0 g

-        Insoluble

4.0 g

Non-Fibre Carbohydrate

90.0 g

Potassium

90 mg

Calcium

70 mg

Sodium

7 mg

Vitamin C, Total

46 mg

Folate

61 mg

Gluten

Nil


Nutritional Comparison

Relative to many popular non-wheat flours, Three Spades Cassava Flour is rich in many important nutrients, most notably:

  • Dietary fibre
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Lycopene

It is the fibre, however, that makes cassava flour superior to most other readily-available non-wheat/non-grain flours and starches.

Not only is the dietary fibre content of cassava flour high, the quality of the fibre is also high.

Consumers may be shocked to learn that it is becoming increasingly common for food/ingredients suppliers to ‘fortify’ foods with indigestible cellulosic materials such as shredded bamboo for the sole purpose of claiming a higher apparent fibre content.

The following table highlights the nutritional superiority of Three Spades Cassava Flour compared to the typical values other popular gluten-free starches and flours.

Three Spades Tapioca Starch Corn Starch Potato Starch Sorghum Flour Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Brown Millet Flour Corn Flour
Energy kcal 351 358 381 333 357 366 363 382 361
Energy kJ 1473 1498 1594 1399 1492 1531 1519 1597 1510
Protein g 1 0.2 0.3 0.0 9.5 6.0 7.2 10.8 6.9
Total fat g 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 1.4 2.8 4.3 3.9
Fiber, dietary g 8 0.9 0.9 0 1.9 2.4 4.6 3.5 7.3
Sugars, total g 5 3.4 0.0 8.3 0.0 0.1 0.7 1.7 0.6
Sodium mg 7 1.0 9.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 8.0 4.0 5.0
Calcium mg 70 20 2 17 6 10 11 14 7
Iron mg 0.6 1.6 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.4 2.0 3.9 2.4
Potassium mg 90 11 3 58 145 76 289 224 315
Vitamin A IU 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamin C mg 46 0 0 0 0.6 0 0 0 0
Folate, total µg 61 4 0 0 0 4 16 42 25
Lycopene µg 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0