Arrowroot or arrowroot starch is a powdery product extracted from the roots of the arrowroot plant Maranta arundinaceae. The arrowroot plant or also known as ‘Ararot‘ in Hindi is native to South America. It is a small, perennial herb with broad, flat, ovate-shaped leaves and grows to a height of 3 to 5 feet.
Scientific Name: Maranta arundinacea
Health Benefits: Improves Digestion and help regulate the heart rate and blood pressure. It acts like antidote for poisoning, effective in drawing out poison from the bites of scorpions, spiders when applied over wounds and insect bites. Gluten-Free, fat free and low in calories so beneficial for weight loss. Also used in treatment of small pox and gangrene.
Nutrition: Excellent source of Potassium, Carbohydrates and Folates. Also contains high starch content, Protein, Pyridoxine, Iron, Copper and Phosphorus in good amount.