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Bob's Red Mill - Arrowroot Starch/Flour, 453 g

Original price $8.99 - Original price $8.99
Original price
$8.99
$8.99 - $8.99
Current price $8.99

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11 in stock at Hamilton · Mountain 

4 in stock at Hamilton · Downtown 

5 in stock at Burlington 

6 in stock at Waterdown 

11 in stock at Brantford 

4 in stock at Guelph 

10 in stock at Barrie 

10 in stock at Waterloo 

10 in stock at Cambridge 

5 in stock at London 

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11 in stock · Hamilton · Mountain

1000 Upper Gage Ave, Hamilton, Ontario

4 in stock · Hamilton · Downtown

176 Locke Street South, Hamilton, Ontario

5 in stock · Burlington

2300 Fairview Street, Burlington, Ontario

6 in stock · Waterdown

74 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown, Ontario

11 in stock · Brantford

605 West Street, Brantford, Ontario

4 in stock · Guelph

36 Wellington Street West, Guelph, Ontario

10 in stock · Barrie

79 Park Place Boulevard, Barrie, Ontario

10 in stock · Waterloo

668 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario

10 in stock · Cambridge

525 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario

5 in stock · London

114-1735 Richmond Street, London, Ontario

Description

Arrowroot is an easily digested starch extracted from the roots of the arrowroot plant, Maranta arundinacea. The starch is used as a thickener in many foods such as puddings and sauces, and is also used in cookies and other baked goods. The arrowroot plant is native to the tropics of South America. It has a long history of cultivation by native peoples, who developed an extensive treatment process for extracting the usable powder from the roots. The roots are washed, scraped, beaten, soaked, pulped, and finally forced through a sieve. The liquid and fine powders that make it through the sieve are dried, leaving the useful arrowroot powder behind.

When Europeans first encountered arrowroot, the Arawak Indians informed them that it was called aru-aru, “meal of meals.” The Indians placed a high value on the root as a food, and the Europeans duly brought it back with them along with numerous other unusual plants and animals. Arrowroot was also used medicinally, with some Indians believing that it should be placed on wounds made with poisoned arrows to draw out the toxins. Also, because of its digestibility, the starch was used medicinally in Victorian times to wean infants from mother’s milk and nourish those with dietary restrictions.

  • arrowroot starch

SKU 1005080175
UPC/PLU 039978325051

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