Also known as
Maranta arundinacea, Araruta, Maranta Starch, Maranta indica, Maranta ramosissima
Arrowroot powder is the dried root of the arrowroot plant. It is valued chiefly for its thickening properties, and is often used in thickening clear sauces and glazes and jellies. The arrowroot powder offered from Mountain Rose Herbs comes from India.
Starch, fiber, sugar, gum
Arrowroot powder is sought after as a thickening agent for gourmet dishes, and is well known for its use in crystal clear fruit glazes and jellies. Because arrowroot powder thickens at lower temperatures than other vegetable starches, it is far less likely to burn, and it will thicken even in the presence of acidic fruits, making it the thickener of choice for crystal clear fruit glazes.
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