Tapioca and Sago - What is the difference

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Author: noodly
Date: 5-19-11
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Is sago the same thing as tapioca, or is there a difference? I'm trying to buy sago pearls for a dish and I can't find them, thought maybe I could use tapioca instead because I can find those easily.

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sooyoung wrote 2 yearss ago

i use them interchangeably...

tum wrote 3 yearss ago

the differences between sago and tapioca is based off of where it comes from. The sago is made from a palm trunk and the tapioca is made from cassava root (which is not a palm).  taste wise there is no real difference between the two.  it is a lot easier to find tapioca rather than sago at the stores