Such starches are not produced in the United States but are imported. Tapioca, from cassava roots, constitutes about 86% of them and is particularly valued in the food and adhesive industries. Sago from the pith of palm trees and cycads is used primarily as an adhesive; arrowroot from a rhizome as a food starch.
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Wurzburg, O.B. Root starches other than those of white and sweet potato. Econ Bot 6, 211–215 (1952). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02985060
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