edible parts of a tapioca plant ?
- mrh-slosLv 72 months ago
It is the root of cassava, a tropical plant. It needs processing before it is edible. It provides only carbohydrate but is often cooked with milk to make an alternative to rice pudding [I live in GB, I'm over 60 now, this milk pudding is a memory from my youth]. Those who live in the tropical countries it is grown in may cook/prepare it in other ways, possible using as a savoury in place of rice or potatoes.
Do not confuse with sago, which seems very similar, but is made from the pith of a palm tree.
- Formerly Peter SLv 73 months ago
The starchy tapioca is harvested from the roots of the plant.