Sabudana also known as Sago is a starch extracted in the spongy centre, or pith, of various tropical palm stems. In India, it is manufactured from extract of ‘cassava’ i.e. tapioca-root, and popularly known as Tapioca Sago – Sabudana. In Spanish it is known as Tapioca.
Difference between Tapioca and Sago
Tapioca is made from the starchy root of the cassava tree, whereas sago is made from the inner part, or pith, of the stem of the sago palm tree.They are similar, flavorless starches that are used in cooking and baking, and they can be used interchangeably in many recipes. Both tapioca and sago are used to make puddings and baked goods, and to thicken soups, stews and pie fillings.