National Tapioca Day 2016

Tapioca Day or National Tapioca Day is celebrated on the 28th June in the U.S. every year. Though there is no evidence of any historical origin for the holiday it has been celebrated for years. In order to let the citizens of the country know about the benefits of the tapioca, the U.S. government has dedicated a national holiday in honor of the food. Tapioca is one of the purest forms of starch food and its production varies from country to country. The starch is extracted from the plant of Manioc otherwise known as Cassava found primarily in Brazil.

How to celebrate the Day

The day is celebrated by making various recipes of the tapioca. A few of the recipes are given below:

  • Creamy Tapioca Pudding
  • Apple Tapioca Pudding
  • Tangerine Tapioca
  • Pearl Tapioca or Sagu Pudding
  • Chocolate Tapioca Pudding with Strawberries
  • Apples Tapioca
  • Blueberry Tapioca
  • Cream Tapioca
  • Orange Tapioca Pudding
  • Fruity Tapioca
  • Berry Good Tapioca Pudding
  • Maple Walnut Tapioca Pudding
  • Coconut Tapioca Pudding
  • Tapioca Pudding
  • Coconut Tapioca Pie

Importance of the Day

The importance of the day can be found in the fact that Tapioca which has been used for generations as food is honored on this day. There are various ways to have the delectable tapioca food so people have a reason to celebrate the day.

Activities

Tapioca day is a wonderful occasion to try out different mouth savoring dishes made from the Tapioca plant. In countries like Venezuela and Colombia their traditional food flatbread is made of Tapioca. Tapioca can be used for thickening of gravies, stews, soups and dumplings. It is also used in the brewing of alcohol. Wide varieties of alcohol are made in different countries from Brazil to Africa. In the African country of Congo it is mainly used in the fish dishes. In the West though a very new concept of Tapioca has been introduced by Taiwan where Tea with Tapioca is being served to the customers. It can also be served as crisp French fries or fried potato wedges.