Key benefits for humans
- Ideal Substitute for Wheat
- Natural thickener
- Gluten-Free Baking
- Helps to Regulate Bowel Movements
- Helps Alleviate Nausea
- Aids Digestion
What is it?
Arrowroot powder is derived from the rhizomes of the Arrowroot plant, scientifically named Maranta arundinacea. It originated with aborigines of West Indies and with the Arawak Tribe to cure arrow poisoning. This is how the name arrowroot was coined.
It gives dishes that jell-like consistency like pie, pudding, and gravies or sauces. Unlike many starches, arrowroot turns clear as it sets and will not disrupt the color of dishes it is included in.
It is less likely to burn because it works under low temperatures and can tolerate acidic ingredients or prolonged cooking. Freezing does not distress the solidified mixture formed using arrowroot powder. However, it does not blend well when integrated with dairy products as it produces a slimy mixture.
Arrowroot powder is a great alternative to wheat flour in baking. Arrowroot, lacking in essential proteins, is basically pure carbohydrates. Being gluten-free, makes it digestible food well fitted for infants or elderly people with irregular bowel movements. It is the only starch with calcium ash, which contains compounds important for the proper maintenance of acid and alkali balances in the human body.
Arrowroot provides minimal protein so it is widely used by vegetarians and people with special food requirements. It is specifically used as an article of diet in the form of biscuits, pudding, jellies, and cakes.
- Vit B1, B3, B6, B9.
- Min Cu, Fe, K, Mn, P.
- EFA Omega 3, Omega 6.
So what DOESN'T Augustine approve?
Additives, chemicals, colourings, dairy, fillers, flavourings, grains, gluten, GMOs, irradiation, meat or animal by-products, MSG, preservatives, synthetics, salts & sweeteners.
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