what is boba?


what is boba?

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Ahmed Ragab 1 year 2021-06-14T20:31:37+00:00 1 Answer 18 views 0

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    Tapioca balls are translucent spheres produced from tapioca, a starch extracted from the cassava root. They originated as a cheaper alternative to pearl sago in Southeast Asian cuisine. They are most commonly referred to as boba (a Cantonese slang for “large breasts”) or pearls when in bubble tea; these are typically five- to ten-millimeter starch balls consisting of sweet potato powder, potato powder, or jelly. In the Indian subcontinent it is known as sābudānā which is made from the cassava roots. The various forms of tapioca balls include the original black, flavored, popping, mini, and clear. By adding different ingredients, like water, sugar, and seasoning, tapioca balls can be made to vary in color and in texture. The most common, and original, tapioca balls are usually soaked in a simple sugar syrup to give it a little bit of sweetness while keeping it fresh. They typically lack flavor and gel easily, and are therefore often used as a thickening agent in foods like pudding. The tapioca pearls are often added mainly to provide texture, with the flavor being provided by the drink itself.

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