It’s usually processed into a powder, also called arrowroot flour. 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 a root vegetable often sold as a powder. It’s used as a thickening agent and gluten-free flour.
Many of its health benefits are associated with its starch content, which may promote weight loss, treat diarrhea, and stimulate your immune system.
In addition to its culinary and medicinal uses, arrowroot is used for cosmetic purposes.