Hey my dear readers!
I found out recently, that there is a vegetable called cassava (also called maniok, the starch out of it is also called tapioca) which is similar to potatoe, but it is very low in protein. Since this vegetable has its origin in South America (Brazil to be precise) many of you might already know it. But in Germany it’s not very well known yet, so this was a really exciting discovery for me!
In the Asia shops around here I found nice snacks based on tapioca / with cassava. I’m so happy about it. I will show you them here on the blog.
Prawn crackers – my absolute favourites at present 🙂
I make sure that I have always some packs at home and I take 30 g at one time – and honestly, that’s enough!!! I used to have normal potatoe chips, but I could eat a whole package and would still be craving for more (Not thinking of the phe, that has one package, but that’s another topic). You might be curious how I calculate it… I found that this special brand has 1 g protein / 100 g and I calculate it with 100 mg Phe / 100g. My current blood levels are justifying this – they’re fine.
Should you now want to try this too, please be aware, that not all prawn chips are produced with tapioca flour – some chips do also contain wheat flour, so be careful!!!
Well, it’s also a cheaper replacement for low protein chips. I paid for 100 g only 1 € and low protein chips are usually between 3-4 Euros for 175 g. 🙂 so this is also a positive side effect!
In my next blog entry, I will show you the other thing made of cassava, I discovered 🙂