Tapioca is a starchy substance in the form of hard white grains. It is obtained from cassava and used in cooking puddings and some other dishes. It first came from Brazil. Tap…ioca is the starch from the root of a certain plant. (MORE)
it comes from a root in India of a plant that starts with a c its an oderless,tastless starch taht the extract, lol when i was young my grandmother alwasys told me it was fish… eggs lol i hope this helps alittle (MORE)
\nThe Amazon\nTapioca is a starch extracted from the root of the plant species Manihot esculenta. This species, native to the Amazon (e.g Brazil), but is now cultivated worldw…ide and has many names, including cassava, bitter-cassava, manioc, "mandioca", "aipim", "macaxeira", "manioca", "boba", "yuca" (not to be confused with yucca), "Sagudana" (literally, Sagu drops)--with local variation of "Sabudana"--and "kappa". Tapioca is a staple food in some regions and is used worldwide as a thickening agent, principally in foods. Tapioca is gluten free, and nearly protein free. The commercial form of tapioca most familiar to many people is pearl tapioca.\n.
Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of the plant species Manihot esculenta . This species, native to the Amazon, is now cultivated worldwide and has many names, inc…luding cassava . Cassava is a small tree with tuberous roots - it is the root that produces tapioca. (MORE)
Tapioca is a natural starch that has been derived from the roots of Manihot esculenta. Since it is natural, there was no invention for it. However, I would assume that those l…iving in the Amazon, Brazil, Columbia, Venezula, Caribbean, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and most of the West Indies were those who discovered it and began using it. (MORE)