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Arrowroot, any of several species of the genus Maranta, members of the family Marantaceae (q.v.), the rhizomes, or rootstocks, of which yield an edible starch; the chief among these is M. arundinacea, the source of genuine, or West Indies, arrowroot.was introduced into European culture by some of the early European settlers of the New World, who learned of it from the Arawak, the people who lived in the Caribbean Islands. The Arawak named the plant aru-aru, which meant literally "meal of meals," indicating how highly they valued the starchy food made from the arrowroot tubers. The Arawak also used arrowroot tubers to draw poison from wounds inflicted by poisoned arrows, which is where the name "arrowroot" apparently came from in English, first recorded in 1696. Arrowroot is not used for flavoring, but rather for thickening sauces. Arrowroot should only be used at the very end of cooking, since unlike other thickeners (such as corn starch or tapioca) it will break down after about 10 minutes—which means that your nice thick sauce will become un-thick. Also, it doesn't thicken up again if re-heated. The main advantages of arrowroot are that it makes very delicate sauces, and that it thickens at a lower temperature than corn starch—so it's especially good for dairy or egg-based sauces that might curdle if cooked at too high a temperature.

Arrowroot is available in 16 oz., 8 oz., and 3 oz. sizes. All A1 herbs, spices and seasonings are freshness sealed in durable and attractive clear plastic bottles. For bulk pricing contact us here. or call 516-801-2132.

Product # Product Price Order
1492 Arrowroot 25 lb. Bag $96.99 Buy it!
1491 Arrowroot 15 lb. Bag $61.99 Buy it!
1490 Arrowroot 10 lb. Bag $48.99 Buy it!
1326 Arrowroot 5 lb. Jug $30.49 Buy it!
0905 Arrowroot 16 oz. $6.99 Buy it!
0505 Arrowroot 8 oz. $4.99 Buy it!
0704 Arrowroot 3 oz. $3.99 Buy it!

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