Instant Tapioca is tapioca that has been processed into small, white beads that only need soaking for about 5 minutes (Pearl Tapioca requires 15 minutes) before use. It will become soft and transparent after being cooked. Cooking Tips The beads won’t dissolve completely during cooking, so you will end up with tiny beads of Tapioca…
Tapioca is a starch. It is used for its ability to thicken without affecting flavour. Use where you want a high gloss, such as in fruit pies.
Tapioca pearls (aka pearl tapioca) is typically used to make tapioca pudding. It has larger beads than instant tapioca, and must be soaked for about 15 minutes before using.
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