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on January 16, 2015

Tapioca in piglet feed a useful source of energy

Tapioca is a good source of energy for piglets due to its high starch content. In regions where it is produced it is a useful alternative to imported grains, being highly digestible.

Tapioca is a high-starch product extracted from cassava roots (Manihot esculenta). Cassava is native to Brazil but is grown throughout South America, as well as Africa and Asia. Tapioca products are produced in both manual and mechanized production systems. The following steps are necessary to produce tapioca flour…

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