Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) is a tropical tuber native to Indonesia. PTI Arrowroot Powder is extracted from the plant’s rhizome. An underground stem with multiple roots that store its starch and energy. Soups, stews, gravies, sauces, pancakes, pie fillings, and custards are all great uses for arrowroot powder. It’s great as a coating for meat and fish, especially for fried foods. Additionally, it’s a popular replacement for wheat flour in gluten-free recipes.
PTI Arrowroot Powder is high in protein and several nutrients. Like many starches, it’s high in carbs but offers various nutrients. Arrowroot’s protein content may aid feelings of fullness as well. This may help treat diarrhea both by firming stool and helping you rehydrate. Due to its high starch content, arrowroot may be suitable for gluten-free diets, promote weight loss, help treat diarrhea, and strengthen your immune system. It is also high in B vitamins, such as folate, which assist in making DNA and other genetic material and is necessary for our cells to divide.
This easily digestible starch is an excellent nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and corn-free thickener and binder. If you’d like to make things crispy or crunchy, arrowroot powder is great for that. You could coat sweet potato fries in a dusting of arrowroot to make them crispier. You could also mix arrowroot powder with a blend of dried herbs to coat chicken before frying. As a grain-free starch, many people with sensitive bellies find it more easily digestible.
Avoid adding arrowroot powder to a hot liquid. This will cause the starch molecules to swell immediately and form ugly clumps.
It may have several cosmetic applications due to its alleged oil-absorbing capacity. Massage arrowroot powder into your scalp to refresh your hair without water.
Keep arrowroot in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place. When properly stored, arrowroot powder will last three to four years.