Organic Arrowroot Powder
Our Organic Arrowroot Powder is an easily digested, gluten free starch used as a thickener in cooking as well as an ingredient in baking.
Using at Home
Arrowroot can be substituted for flour for gluten free baked goods.
When using arrowroot as a thickener, mix 2 tablespoons of arrowroot with a cup of water, and then add to the simmering sauce.
Arrowroot contains iron and copper, which help with anemia and circulation issues. It has high levels of vitamin B, which can help with metabolic sluggishness.
Its gluten free, meaning people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities can consume it.
It is known as the digestible biscuit that is given to small children, the elderly, and people with digestive issues.Benefits
The extraction of starch from arrowroot powder is much more natural than with cornstarch, making it an ideal selection for people who are concerned about heavily processed foods.
It will not alter the color or taste of clear jellies or sauces made of fruit. It does change the texture of milk and cream-based sauces, so be aware.
Arrowroot's thickening abilities are present at lower temperatures than cornstarch or flour and it holds up well to freezing.
It is used as a healthier substitute for talc in cosmetics.
Archaeological evidence shows the cultivation of arrowroot as early as 7,000 years ago in the Americas. It was a food staple of the Arawak people of the Caribbean.
It was introduced in Europe around the 1700's, mainly in its role as an easily digestible food given to infants as a substitute for milk during weaning.
In the 1800's, arrowroot was used in paper making and was the choice of photographers for photo paper.
Today, arrowroot is cultivated in tropical climates around the world, although most of it comes from St. Vincent.
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