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Arrowroot, or obedience plant (Maranta arundinacea), is a tropical plant whose dried root is cultivated as a Thickener. Arrowroot can be used in place of Cornstarch in soups, Sauces, and puddings.

Purchasing

The names “Arrowroot,” “Arrowroot Starch,” and “Arrowroot Flour” are used interchangeably when purchasing.

Culinary Uses

Arrowroot has no flavor of its own which is good for delicate Sauces and it tolerates acidic ingredients. Also, Arrowroot has longer cooking times than Cornstarch. In addition, sauces made with Arrowroot, as a thickener, can be frozen and thawed without spongy results. However, it is not a good thickener for dairy-based sauces as it makes them slimy and stretchy.

Nutritional Value USDA
ARROWROOT,RAW
Amount Per 100g
Calories 65
%Daily Value*
 
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
1%
Sodium 26mg
9%
Potassium 454mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition

For those who are allergic to Wheat and Corn, Arrowroot is an appropriate substitution for Cornstarch.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes