Arrowroot powder is a natural powdered root starch that is white in color and very lightweight. It is derived from the tropical South American plant Maranta arundinacea. The plant was given the name “Arrowroot” because it was once used to treat those injured with wounds from poisoned arrows.
Arrowroot powder is frequently used in gluten-free, paleo cooking and it’s extremely versatile in the kitchen. The starch is extracted, which is unlike cornstarch. Arrowroot powder is extracted in simpler, more traditional methods, without the use of high heat or harsh chemicals.
Arrowroot powder is enormously versatile. Use arrowroot powder as a blend with other flours, such as almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour for bread and dessert recipes
Medicinally , Arrowroot contains a good amount of potassium, iron and B vitamins, which is great for metabolism, circulation and heart and general health Studies have shown that arrowroot can stimulate immune cells and boost the immune system.