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Tapioca root does not typically dry by itself in the same way that fruits or vegetables might naturally dry or dehydrate when exposed to air. Tapioca roots, also known as cassava, are starchy tuberous roots that contain a significant amount of moisture. If left exposed to air, they are more likely to rot or spoil rather than dry on their own.
Drying tapioca roots is a process that involves human intervention. To create tapioca pearls, flour, or other tapioca products, the roots are usually harvested, peeled, and then processed to remove excess moisture. This can involve techniques like grating or pulping the roots, pressing out the liquid, and then drying the resulting paste into a powder or pearls.
The drying process can be done using various methods such as sun drying, air drying, or mechanical drying, depending on the desired end product. It's important to control the drying process carefully to ensure that the tapioca does not become too brittle or lose its desirable qualities.