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Calories in Black Tapioca Pearls

author image Nicki Wolf
Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.
Calories in Black Tapioca Pearls
Black tapioca is often used in bubble tea. Photo Credit: Top Photo Corporation/Top Photo Group/Getty Images

Black tapioca pearls are commonly used in bubble tea, also known as boba milk tea. The calories in this gelatinous food may contribute to your daily energy needs as well as help you meet your nutrition goals.

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A 1.1-oz. serving of black tapioca pearls contains 68 calories, according to the Nuts Online website. When following a 2,000-calorie diet, this accounts for 3.4 percent of the calories you need daily. Because this tapioca is generally not eaten alone, the calories you ingest will likely be higher.


Most of the calories in black tapioca pearls come from carbohydrates. A 1.1-oz. portion of this tapioca variety contains 17 g of this nutrient, or 13 percent of the 130 g that the Institute of Medicine recommends you consume daily. A serving of black tapioca pearls also provides you with 1 percent of the calcium you need each day.


Cook black tapioca pearls by boiling them in water for 25 minutes. Turn off the heat source, secure a lid to the pot in which the pearls and water have boiled, and allow it to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water and draining.

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