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Green Tapioca Beads (Saku Bi Tua)

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Green tapioca beads are starch beads made from cassava roots mixed with the flavour and colour from bi tua leaves and sold in packets. In the photograph the beads are 1-2 mm in size each. Tapioca comes in many types and sizes, for example these white tapioca pearls are larger, but unflavoured. The main use for this green tapioca is to make translucent green desserts.

Comments (1)

marjett:

nice site you have. do you know if tapioca can be used as a binder for chilled vanilla cream [not custard] instead of egg yolks?

[Appon]
I don't think so, although we use Taro starch, I think tapioca would be too chewy to use.

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