Here we will break down the ingredients in the fruit boba, popping pearls, to see all the health benefits that they yield.
Many however have placed those black balls, tapioca pearls, under the microscope so much that little is covered surrounding the many other boba toppings.
The information given about them has been very questionable at times, with certain nutritionalists fear mongering the newcomers stumbling across boba tea for the first time.
I guess it is easier to reject what one has never heard or known about, and except the first thing their told. If you would like to see topics covering those ‘scary’ black balls, check the article “Healthy Boba Tea Options” for more enlightenment.
Popping Boba Ingredients
Popping boba’s main ingredients are water, sugar, fruit juice (this depends on the flavor of the popping boba for the type of juice), calcium lactate, seaweed extract, potassium sorbate, and malic acid.
Let’s look into each one to see how popping pearls can provide you with numerous health benefits.Calcium Lactate
The calcium lactate found in popping boba provides benefits to the bodies skeletal system. The body needs calcium in order for it to build strong bones and maintain them.
Calcium can help to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, a condition where the bones in the body gradually become weak.
Weak bones can lead to them fracturing easily, or even breaking. Of course this is bad, even more so if an individual cannot drink milk. Finding other sources of calcium is the only option.
The calcium in popping pearls also fortifies the teeth and helps to prevent tooth deterioration by strengthening enamel.
The tooth receives the benefits along with the jaw bone as well.
Calcium lactate does provide smaller amounts of calcium than other calcium supplements, but calcium is calcium.
It is also needed in the spherification process for creating popping pearls, so it’s a win win.
The potassium sorbate found in popping pearls is a natural compound found in certain fruits like berries. Potassium sorbate helps to preserve the foods that it is placed in, preventing fungus, mold, and yeast growth.
The potassium sorbate in popping boba ensures that you don’t receive your tasty fruit boba with pathogens that cause infections in humans.Seaweed Extract
Seaweed has numerous health benefits for the body. The seaweed extract has many vitamins and minerals.
The seaweed extract found in popping pearls comes from brown algae, which is packed with iodine. Iodine helps with thyroid functions.
Vitamin b12 is found in seaweed extract, which helps to prevent anemia, a condition where the body gets tired and weak.
It also contains iron and magnesium. Iron helps the body carry oxygen throughout the body and magnesium is chained to tons of benefits. Some is blood pressure regulation, anti-inflammation, and bone strengthening.
The malic acid in popping boba is also commonly used in products for skin care.
It may promote health skin by hydrating it and prevent aging.
It is naturally found in some fruits such as peaches, plums, grapes, apples, and pears. The body also naturally produces malic acid.
It is found in workout supplements used for boosting energy and prevent tiredness.
It is used to add flavor too to the popping pearls, giving them a more tart flavor.
As mentioned earlier, the flavor of the popping boba determines the fruit juices used.
Fruit juice has always been consumed as healthy drinks to help prevent sicknesses. Fruit juice may boost the immune system and help to fight off sicknesses.
These are also a good source of vitamin C, which helps the body repair tissue.
They also contain antioxidants, which help the body clean itself of harmful substances.