Gluten free, vegan, low fat, cholesterol free… but what is the Brazilian tapioca crepe?
Brazilian tapioca crepes are a popular street food made with cassava starch, which has been part of the Brazilian Indigenous diet for centuries. They are very versatile and can be cooked with a variety of savoury or sweet fillings.
To make the crepes, cassava starch is moistened with water, then sifted through a fine sieve to produce a snow-like powder. When this is sprinkled onto a hot skillet, it quickly melts together to form a crepe.
ACAI is a small purple berry that comes from palm trees in the Amazons; mainly in Brazil.
Although in these place the berry is often used as an antidiarrheal, amongst the scientific community it is considered a superfood for its high antioxidant content, anti-inflammatory benefits, support of the immune system, diminished risk of coronary heart disease, and hypocholesterolemic effect. Its anti-oxidant properties help reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, vascular diseases and aging by diminishing free radicals in the body, or reactive oxygen/nitrogen species. These scientific conclusions have served to advertise acai bowl as a fitness snack that has "low sugar, is full of vitamin and antioxidant content and thought to boost energy"
Belgian waffles are thicker and often larger than regular waffles because they are made with a waffle iron that has deeper grids.
The Liege waffle is small with rounded edges, whereas the Brussels waffle is larger, and has a rectangular shape. Moreover, the Liege one is thicker and contains little clumps of sugar, whereas the Brussels one is lighter and is sprinkled with icing sugar.