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What are boba pearls really made of?

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What are boba pearls really made of?

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...

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