Mountain Rose Herbs

Arrowroot Powder

A natural powdered root starch that is white in color and very light in weight from the genus of plant Maranta arundinacea. Our Arrowroot powder may be used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in food preparations, as a base for some of your body care formulations, and it is the main foundation for most body powders.

Also known as
Maranta arundinacea, Araruta, Maranta Starch, Maranta indica, Maranta ramosissima

Constituents
Starch, fiber, sugar, gum

Summary
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.

Precautions
None known

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