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.
Organic farming uses no pesticides or artificial fertilisers and works with nature to build the fertility and health of our soil while caring for our environment. Organic farming has a low carbon footprint. Pure and simple, just the way nature intended.
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. After growing this superfood spice organically on his Sunshine Coast hinterland property, founder Peter was inspired to take a trip to India, the natural home of so many spices, to learn more about turmeric production. After three days on tour meeting growers, local farm owners and processors they discovered just how deep the relationships were. Producers helped local farmers gain organic certification, provided education (both agricultural and for the children of growers) and medical support, helped meet transport requirements and offered financial aid during hard times. A true mutual loyalty and trust was formed and today forms the foundation of Pure Food Essentials.
Today PFE still buys their spices from these same ethical producers. Certified Organic by NASAA (National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia) their products are tracked all the way from their source by strict organic certification practices. Once delivered to the warehouse on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, products undergo a final quality check, ensuring a high quality, fresh product.