Calories in Black Tapioca Pearls

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.

Black tapioca is often used in bubble tea. (Image: Top Photo Corporation/Top Photo Group/Getty Images)

Calories

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.

Nutrients

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.

Preparation

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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