Organic Arrowroot Starch
Arrowroot starch, is a powdery product made from the arrowroot plant, a starchy tropical root. The plant is dried and ground up to make the powder, which is primarily used as a thickener in the kitchen, much like cornstarch. It has about twice the thickening power of regular flour. Unlike cornstarch, however, arrowroot is completely flavourless and will not impart a starchy taste into puddings or other dishes that it is used to thicken. Another reason that arrowroot is called for in recipes is that it is extremely digestible, moreso than regular wheat flour. It can be used in cookies and crackers as a substitute for part of the flour. Biscuits made from arrowroot are often said to sooth the stomach. It is also a very popular ingredient in gluten-free baking. Still, it’s primary use is as a thickener. To use it, it must be mixed with some cold water.
All Pure Food Essentials products are naturally gluten free, and none of their suppliers handle any gluten-containing products. However, coeliacs should be aware that the facility is not gluten-free certified.
Meet The Supplier
Pure Food Essentials was born out of a passion for Turmeric. Growing this spice organically on their Sunshine Coast hinterland property took them to India, the natural home of spices. They are Certified Organic by NASAA (National association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia), and have HACCP (international quality assurance) processes in place. Sourcing high quality spices and whole foods while supporting traditional farmers is an important part of Pure Food Essentials’ ethos. Their suppliers work with farmers to produce and maintain traditional harvests, gain organic certification, and ensure the viability of trade for generations to come.