Arrowroot Powder (Gluten-Free / Vegan Thickening) Description
BEST NATURAL FOOD THICKENER – It can be a substitute for wheat flour, so people who are gluten-intolerant may enjoy a wide variety of goodies without the worries of side effects. Arrowroot is extracted in a more traditional and more straightforward method without harsh chemicals and overexposure to heat.
BEST ALTERNATIVE for Cornstarch. This arrowroot powder is excellent to use for those with corn allergies and other food sensitivities. What’s even better is that arrowroot powder has no taste at all, and it makes your food glossy and clear. Aside from that, arrowroot flour is used in savory meals and in purees, custards, and many desserts. When frying any food or snacks, add a sprinkle of arrowroot powder for a crispier exterior.
REHYDRATE – Arrowroot starch helps your body rehydrate and can also help treat diarrhea by helping your body to firm the stool consistency and avoiding frequent discharge. Not only that, according to some studies, the use and intake of arrowroot can help boost the immune system since it has a fair amount of B vitamins, iron, and potassium.
ARROWROOT POWDER FOR SKIN – Since the arrowroot powder is grainless, it can be used in DIY cosmetics, talc and baby powder, and deodorant with just the right amount of mixture. Others also use arrowroot powder as a dry shampoo by directly massaging the product to the scalp.
HEAT SENSITIVE – Arrowroot powder should be whisked into a cool liquid before adding to a sauce or other liquid based recipe, and it should be added towards the end. As overexposure to heat can destroy the gelling properties of arrowroot.
Did you know that the name arrowroot came from the word “aru-aru,” which means “meal of meals” in the Caribbean Arawak people? According to archeologists, it has been cultivated in the Americas as early as 7000 years ago. An ancient marvel, right? Sattvic Foods Arrow Root Powder offers not just one, but an array of arrowroot powder uses. Today, arrowroot has a vast range of uses—from food to health and beauty products. Arrowroot powder is most famous as a thickening agent in soups, sauces, and puddings. Arrowroot powder is an excellent replacement for cornstarch since it has no aftertaste or flavor. Additionally, it is also the best alternative for wheat flours for sensitive stomachs since it is naturally made and gluten-free. Most of the time, the arrowroot powder or flour is mixed with food with accompanying health benefits. Studies have shown that the arrowroot starch intake helps boost the immune system since it provides a very good amount of B vitamins such as folate, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin, iron, and potassium. It is easy to digest, so it is safe for children. It is also widely known in the beauty industry due to its powdery consistency. It became one of the ingredients in making cosmetic products such as face make-ups, talcum powder, deodorants, and even dry shampoo. Its starchy components help absorb oil in the scalp leaving a grease-free feel. Preparation and storage of arrowroot starch are easy and convenient. Just dissolve the arrowroot powder in cool water, then proceed to add it to your favorite soups or sauces. Always remember to store the arrowroot powder in a cool, dry place to avoid disrupting its gelling properties. So what are you waiting for? Try it to believe it!