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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Arrowroot


Arrowroot is the starch made from the roots of the tropical plant Maranta arundinacea, also known as arrowroot or maranta.
Arrowroot powder, or starch, is one of the most sought after thickeners for sauces, gravies and stews, right up there with corn starch and wheat flour, the latter often the starch used in making a roux. Arrowroot is remarkably versatile, used for several applications in the kitchen, notably in puddings, cakes, and biscuits. Pure arrowroot is highly digestible, as it is a pure starch, and that is why it is such a great cookie for babies. Read on for more from the fascinating world of arrowroot! Continue »