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Why Consider Organic Tapioca Syrup Vs. Sucrose?

Corn has jam-packed the North American food space for decades, especially as a sweet syrup. But tapioca syrup is taking some of the corn market easily. Most of today’s maize is genetically engineered, considering the historical versatility of maize as grain, feed, and even biofuel-and the federal subsidies that make U.S. maize production so cheap. Understandably, many suppliers and buyers are not pleased about this.

Tapioca syrup can be a one-to-one replacer of corn syrup and sucrose for anyone, and it’s not genetically engineered. As tapioca syrup, sucrose and corn syrup can be used interchangeably in many applications.

In this article, we’ll explain why organic tapioca syrup is a great alternative and better option versus Sucrose.

Sourcing and Developing

Cassava, or manioc, is the source of tapioca syrup. Cassava, a brown-skinned tuberous root that grows in parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, is plucked from the ground into starch, and then further broken down into syrup through the helpful use of hydrolysis using non GMO enzymes.

sucrose occurs naturally in sugar cane, sugar beets, syrup sap, dates, and honey. It is produced in large quantities commercially (especially from sugarcane and beet sugar) and is used almost entirely as food.

Inconveniences with Sugar (Sucrose)

No organic and non-organic sweetener in the market is ideal if that is consumed in exceeding or prescribed levels Your daily consumption of added sugar, including sweeteners you add to foods and added sugar already present in refined and packaged foods, does and should not exceed 9 teaspoons per day for males and 6 for females. There is a greater risk of obesity and heart disease for those who eat more added sugar, and those who drink sugar-sweetened drinks are more at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Sugar breaks down into fructose and glucose, which then go their own separate ways in your body, as it is digested. This process increases your blood sugar and too much of it will burst blood vessels and cause problems with your teeth and mouth, such as cavities and gum disease.

Is Organic an Advantage?

The techniques used to grow organic tapioca syrup mean that it can have some advantages over conventionally grown and refined sugar. Conventional methods of cultivation make use of pesticides and herbicides that can have a harmful effect on your health.

Atrazine, a pesticide used in U.S. sugarcane crops, may affect reproductive health and, in animal studies, has caused heart, liver and kidney damage. Usually, tapioca is not grown using many pesticides, but choosing a syrup that is certified organic means that your exposure to pesticides is restricted.

Which one is the Healthier option?

Among the two, Organic Tapioca Syrup surely has clear advantages over sucrose as mentioned and discussed above.

Considering other alternatives available in the market, each sweetener has its own advantages and disadvantages. It all comes down to your preference and how you like your meal and what exactly your dish is. Each sweetener available has its own set of added ingredients and levels of nutrients which may suit you as per your requirement.


Manufactured from cassava root, organic tapioca syrup is suitable for sweetening desserts, beverages and other dishes. Tapioca syrup is an outstanding, fully plant-based sweetener, even for individuals without fructose intolerance

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