What is tapioca?

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What is tapioca?
« on: 01/08/2008 12:20:20 »
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what is tapioca?

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Offline rosalind dna

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« Reply #1 on: 01/08/2008 16:11:32 »
It is a type of wheat based substance that Semolina comes from as well.
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« Reply #2 on: 01/08/2008 17:47:50 »
It's cassava, a staple foodstuff in a large part of the 3rd world - especially Africa & India. Tapioca is made from the root.
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« Reply #3 on: 01/08/2008 18:04:46 »
"Leave it to Beaver!" He is right!! we called it frog egg puding as children. My Aunt made it every Chrstmas eve! I hated it... I don't even remember what it tasted like. I should try it again as an adult...its probably just fine! 

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« Reply #4 on: 01/08/2008 18:12:00 »
You can get cassava crisps (chips in the US). They are actually quite nice once you get used to them.
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« Reply #5 on: 01/08/2008 18:20:11 »
I did not know that because I have never seen them!

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« Reply #6 on: 01/08/2008 22:20:44 »


They are very popular in Indonesia. There, they are called Ceriping Singkong.
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