Chowhound Presents: |

General Discussion

Bubble Tea

What are boba pearls really made of?

Share:

More from General Discussion

General Discussion Bubble Tea

What are boba pearls really made of?

p
patty | | Oct 7, 2003 03:21 PM

I know they're commonly called tapioca pearls, but does anyone know if they really, actually have tapioca in them? I heard somewhere that they're made of that Japanese yam-type substance (konnyaku) which has no calories and tons of fiber. If this is true, it would make a boba drink considerably healthier than if it was all tapioca starch which I thought was the case. Especially if you could make one without so much sugar...

Feedback