Tapioca starch, also called tapioca flour, is extracted from the roots of the cassava plant. It is a versatile starch with wide-ranging uses due to it's bouncy and chewy qualities when used to make foods. Tapioca starch is most famous for its use in creating the increasingly popular tapioca pearls, also known as boba, for bubble milk tea. Tapioca starch is gluten-free and can provide structure in baking and cooking.
Uses: Tapioca starch adds bouncy texture and chewiness to a variety of foods. Use it by itself or in conjunction with other starches such as rice flour for excellent results. Tapioca is essential in making boba, rice cakes, or fish balls.