Sago – Small Pearl Tapioca


Serving Size 50 g

  Average Quantity
Per Serving
Average Quantity
Per 100 g
Energy750  kJ1500 kJ
Protein0.1 g0.2 g
Fat, total0.0 g0.0 g
- saturated0.0 g0.0 g
Carbohydrates43.9 g87.8 g
- sugars1.7 g3.4 g
Sodium1 mg1 mg


Tapioca, Preservative (220).





This product contains Sulphites. This product may contain traces of other Allergens.


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Sago – Small Pearl Tapioca



Sago is made from the dried and roasted starch of tapioca root and is a traditional food in many countries. When cooked, sago swells into lovely translucent balls that have a delightfully soft texture. This small pearl sago has a very subtle flavour, which makes it ideal to carry any flavour that is added. Quick and easy to cook – it can be used in a variety of recipes, both sweet and savoury. Great for soups, dumplings and puddings.

How to Use:

Small pearl sago is a great addition to light broths and soups. Add a cup of tapioca sago to soup ½ an hour before cooking is finished, allowing an extra 1-2 cups of liquid. Fantastic with miso and shitakes, or Thai spices and lemongrass in chicken soup.

To pre-cook sago, bring 3 cups of water to the boil, before adding 1 cup of sago. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 15 minutes.

Remove from the heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes. Cooked sago can be used to cover sweet or savoury Asian dumplings. It is also delightful in traditional steamed fruit puddings or date loaves, cakes and muffins. For a quick dessert add lemon and lime zest with ½ c. lemon/lime juice to 2½ c. water and cook as above. Or reduce water to 1½ c. combined with 1 c. coconut cream.

Let cool and serve with fresh mint and pure cream or a tangy lemon sauce. To make ‘jellies’ sago can be flavoured with citrus, rose water or cacao before you pour into a shallow tray to set. Slice into cubes and dust with icing sugar, rice flour or fine coconut.


Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration recommended in warm climates.

Shelf Life:

Up to 12 months when stored as above. See Best Before date.

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Product: #5087