Recipes with Tapioca Balls
Tapioca is a starch, chewy, sweetened with sugar or honey. It is a starch obtained from cassava root. It does not lose its gel structure and is preferred for a dense consistency in ice creams with this feature. Almost all of them are carbohydrates. It does not contain fat and protein.
Tapioca starch; usually black, flavored, popping or transparent. With different ingredients such as water, sugar and spices; these pearls can be dyed any color. Tapioca balls, also known as Boba, are especially famous for 'Bubble Tea', which is Taiwanese tea. Tapioca pearls used in making Boba Tea are usually black.
Tapioca is rich in minerals. It has high calcium and iron content. It contains a small amount of sodium. It also helps protect heart health as it does not contain saturated fat. It regulates blood sugar. As it is gluten-free, it is an ideal starch for celiac patients. It is easy to digest. It does not contain cholesterol.
Tapioca pearl is a dry product. It should be stored in a place not exposed to sunlight. It is usually cooked before being used.
Tapioca is used in making and decorating puddings, desserts, jams or ice cream as well as Bubble Tea. It also has a thickening effect in soups, broths or sauces. It is generally preferred in cooked meals. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. It is gluten free.
Tapioca balls does not have a dominant flavor. But it adds texture to desserts such as pudding, tart, and ice cream. When used in dishes such as broth and soup, it has a thickening effect and does not give a taste to the food.
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