Keto Food Questions

Can I consume tapioca flour on keto?

No. Tapioca is a starch that comes from the cassava plant.

It’s actually quite high in carbohydrates. In fact, the carbohydrate content of cassava flour is 25% higher than white flour.

If we compare tapioca flour to almond flour, this is what we find:

  • 1⁄4 cup tapioca flour – 27 g net carbs

  • 1⁄4 cup almond flour – 3 g net carbs

There is an ingredient found in many so-called “keto-friendly” products called soluble tapioca fiber. Soluble tapioca fiber is the same thing as “prebiotic tapioca” and “organic non-GMO tapioca fiber.”

Soluble tapioca fiber is a big source of IMO, which is a common sweetener. It is not recommended. Recent studies show that IMO has the same glycemic effect as glucose and dextrose. It’s actually worse to use than sugar. If you want to eat keto-friendly foods and stay in ketosis, you may want to stay away from tapioca flour and tapioca fiber.

Last updated: Apr 11, 2023 23:23 PM