What is Arrowroot flour?

  • Arrowroot flour is made from a starchy substance extracted from a tropical plant known as Maranta arundinacea. It's a versatile flour and can be used as a thickener or mixed with almond, coconut, or tapioca flours for bread and dessert recipes. It can also be found in biscuits, puddings, jelly, cake, fruit pie fillings, and hot sauces. 
  • Arrowroot flour is known to not contain Gluten.
  • It also comprises around 32% resistant starch. Resistant starch is a starch that the body cannot digest. As such, it ferments in the digestive system feeding bacteria. 
  • An overgrowth of "unfriendly" bacteria may cause sensitivity to this food item.