Tapioca is a starchy substance that is derived from the cassava plant. It is a popular ingredient in many countries, particularly in Southeast Asia, where it is a staple food.
Tapioca is gluten-free and is a good source of carbohydrates, making it a popular alternative to wheat flour in many recipes. It is often used to make pudding, custards, and other desserts, and is also a popular ingredient in bubble tea.
Tapioca is rich in resistant starch, which is a type of carbohydrate that resists digestion in the small intestine and reaches the large intestine intact. Resistant starch is believed to have a range of health benefits, including improved digestive health, reduced inflammation, and better blood sugar control.