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Re: So Tater.... by Amelia on 2001-09-04 03:45:03

Tapico is most certainly not rice pudding. Uncooked tapioca comes in little round white pellets of variable size. They are made from the starchy, edible rootstock of the cassava plant, a tuber native to the tropics. Similar to manioc. The tapioca pearls are soaked overnight in sweetened liquid and then cooked, which causes the starch to bind the mixture into a thick pudding. Small size tapioca pearls are sometimes used in fruit pies, as well, to thicken the juices given off by the fruits as they cook. No, really.

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