Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) is a tropical tuber native to Indonesia. The powder is extracted from the plant’s rhizome, an underground stem with multiple roots that store its starch and energy.
This vegetable is mostly employed in the kitchen, as it works well in sweet and savory dishes alike, although it may have medicinal properties as well.
Aside from being high in protein and several nutrients, arrowroot is very easy to digest, making it ideal for children and older adults who may need gentler food .
Arrowroot is naturally gluten-free.