Wondering what tapioca balls are made of? Grown in the tropics, the cassava or tapioca plant produces a fleshy edible root stock. A nutritious starch is extracted from cassava and formed into "pearls". Bob's Red Mill Small Pearl Tapioca contains no sulphites or other additives. Tapioca pearls are practically flavourless on their own but soak up the flavour of what they are cooked or soaked in.
Small Pearl Tapioca is used to make traditional old-fashioned tapioca pudding. It can be used in any recipe requiring tapioca as an ingredient or can be used in desserts and sweetened drinks, and as a thickener in puddings, pies and jellies. Also try it varied with fruit or chocolate. There simply is no comparison. For a variation, add fruit or chocolate. Cooked Tapioca Pearls are also used in boba tea or bubble tea, a popular Asian drink. For something different, try our Small Pearl Tapioca pearls in savoury dishes like vegetable or cream-based soups and dumplings.
A nutritious starch, extracted from the tapioca plant, this pearl tapioca is all-natural, containing no sulphites or other additives.