About National Tapioca Pudding Day
Tapioca pudding is a sweet pudding made with tapioca and either milk or cream.
Tapioca is the starch extracted from the cassava root, a tuber used as a food staple in many parts of the world. Cassava is a native vegetable of South America that grows in tropical and subtropical regions.
Tapioca is high in carbs and calories, so it is not a traditionally healthful food.
However, it can help a person meet the recommended daily allowance of several important nutrients. It can also be a tasty, nutritious food choice for people who need to gain weight.