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(maranta arundinacea)
Arrowroot, Ground

Unlike spices, arrowroot isn’t prized for its taste or aroma. It’s prized for its lack of taste or aroma. Primarily used as a thickener, arrowroot blends seamlessly into any dish, from sauces to glazes. And is often considered a better thickener than cornstarch or flour. It’s also gluten-free.

Spice Islands® arrowroot is not made from cassava roots (a tapioca starch). It is completely authentic, harvested from the roots of the Maranta arundinacea plant.

To update your favorite recipes with arrowroot, use 2 tsp for every 1 1/2 tsp of cornstarch or 1 tbsp of flour.

Fun Facts: When members of the Arawak Indian tribe were hit by poison arrows, they used the roots of the Maranta arundinacea to draw out the poison, earning it the nickname “arrowroot.”

Our Arrowroot is only arrowroot. Spice Islands® spices and herbs don’t contain added sugar, fillers or other ingredients so you get the most authentic flavor every time.

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