Small beads with a neutral flavour and appealing chewy texture used to make tapioca pudding or bubble tea. Tapioca pearls are made from a starch extracted from the cassava root that's processed to make the chewy pearls. They are made by pushing moist tapioca starch through a sieve. The pearls are a gluten-free thickening agent. Used in traditional Filipino Coconut and Mango pudding they also add an interesting texture in popsicles.