A healthy thickener for gluten-free cooking.
Arrowroot is a white powder extracted from the root of a West Indian plant, Marantha arundinacea. This powdered arrowroot looks and feels like cornstarch, and is an excellent thickening agent for cooking and baking. It thickens at a lower temperature than flour or cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of arrowroot can be substituted for 1 tablespoon of flour. Often hard to find, even in health food stores that seem well-stocked.
The only starch product with a calcium ash, Arrowroot is a nutritious food and gluten free thickener that assists in the body's maintenance of acid and alkaline balance.
Arrowroot only thrives on tidal flats where the sea minerals are available. Its known health-building properties may be due to trace minerals from the sea, as well as from the calcium it gets from the sea water. Arrowroot is not a refined product; it is simply the dried and powdered root.
- Used in cooking as a thickener and substitute for flour or cornstarch
- Rich in naturally occurring minerals
- Helps with acid/alkaline balance
- Soothing to the digestive system
- Non-GMO and gluten-free
- Free from additives and preservatives
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What other ingredients are added?
Q.Is refrigeration required?