Sago is one of the staple food varieties traditionally used in many Indian households. It is used as a major ingredient in the sweet porridge called payasam in almost all Indian family functions.
It is an agro based processed food item made out of Tapioca Tubers. Because of its high carbohydrate content, it gives instant energy to the body. It is not only tasty but also easily digestible.
Based on the manufacturing process, sago is classified into two varieties, namely boiled and roasted.
Roasted sago is white in color, and the boiled sago is transparent and will have a glassy look. It is produced in various sizes and is called in different names in different parts of India. For example, in the state of Tamilnadu it is called as javvarisi.