Temperature changes during shipping can sometimes loosen the vacuum seal and make the tapioca pearls more prone to a small amount of crushing, as well as potentially introducing a little condensation inside the bag, but the tapioca pearls are still good to cook and eat.
Unopened tapioca pearls should be stored in a cool, dry place and are best consumed by 6 months.
Opened, uncooked tapioca pearls should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, and be consumed within 7 days.
For longer-term storage of opened, uncooked tapioca, pour them into an air-tight glass container, freeze them, and then cook as needed. They should last up to 6 months without affecting the taste or texture.
Cooked tapioca pearls should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 7 days.