FAQs about Arrowroot Starch for Food
What is arrow root starch?
This product is obtained from the root of a tropical plant native to Central and South America. For the most part, the use of this root is to obtain the starch that, after its elaboration process, is presented in the form of a white powder, with a large quantity of proteins and with the capacity to function as a prebiotic in the human organism.
What is arrow root used for?
This product, also known as arrowroot powder, is used for its thickening capacity in soups, sauces, jams, gluten-free breads, vegan yogurts, stews, sauces, among others.
Can I substitute arrowroot for cornstarch?
Arrowroot starch is often used to replace cornstarch in sauce preparation as a thickening agent. However, this product can be a bit more difficult to obtain. One of the advantages is that it generates a greater nutritional content in the mixture that is being replaced. If you want to replace arrowroot powder, the best substitute may be tapioca starch.
How long does arrowroot last?
Under the right conditions, this product retains its properties for approximately 3 to 4 years. In order to achieve this, it is advisable to store it in a dark and cool place, away from heat and direct light. However, at mySibi we recommend that you follow the manufacturer's instructions and the dates established by them to obtain all its properties and have a better final product.
is arrowrroot starch gluten free?
This product is obtained from the root of a plant and therefore you can be sure that it is a product suitable for people allergic to gluten. However, we recommend that you read the ingredients of your product before making the purchase so that you are sure that it does not contain any additives that could affect this group of people.