Arrowroot Powder

Arrowroot Powder
Arrowroot Powder
Arrowroot Powder Arrowroot Powder
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Arrowroot Powder is a thickening agent derived from the roots of theTacca leontopetaloidesa plant grown in tropical climates. It has no odor and a neutral flavor, but provides a glossy appearance and silky mouthfeel to completed dishes. Arrowroot Powder does not develop a cloudy appearance, so it’s beneficial when making items with a clear finish, like jellies or fruit pie fillings. It is used very much like corn starch, though it has nearly twice as much thickening ability as corn starch. Arrowroot powder has three times the thickening power of wheat flours and should be used cautiously in cooking.

When arrowroot is processed, the rhizomic roots are cleaned of their paper-like skins, ground into pulp, and mixed with water. The mixture of pulp and water is strained to remove any superfluous insoluble fibers; the remaining water is put in a bowl and allowed to separate into water and a wet starch, which sinks to the bottom. Once the water evaporates, the starch solids are finely ground into Arrowroot Powder. It is alternatively called arrowroot starch or arrowroot flour, but they all mean the same thing.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Arrowroot must be added to a soup or a stew in a slurry; adding dry powder to a dish will cause the powder to absorb the soup or stew and swell, creating unbreakable lumps. The slurry should be at least a 2:1 ratio of liquid to powder, so if you use 1 teaspoon arrowroot, mix it in a minimum of 2 teaspoons of water first. Arrowroot will break down if cooked at high temperatures so add it just at the end of your cooking time to avoid clumping. Arrowroot Powder can stand up to the acidity of vinegar so use it as the crispy coating on sweet and sour chicken. It can be baked, mixed in stew, tossed around a greased pan to make sure baked goods don’t stick, and frozen, all with no ill effects. However! It is not suitable for use with milk products, which cause it to turn slimy. The exception to this? It works wonderfully with eggs and custards, so it’s brilliant for thickening custard-based ice cream.

Our Arrowroot Powder comes from Thailand.

This product is certified as kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate3.1g1%

Dietary Fiber0.1g0%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
9 total ratings.

Gus R. (Verified buyer) 08/05/2021
works great I use this powder in combo with other ingredients to make my own body powder, This works great to keep me dry and refreshed.

lynden r. (Verified buyer) 08/31/2020
Nice and pure Nice and pure

Rachel V. (Verified buyer) 04/09/2020
Wonderful! So glad to have found you. Customer service is great, and shipped quickly. I buy it in bulk and they use thick, strong bags; unlike another place I used to order from. It's only my 2nd order, but I'll be back very soon.

Rathen (Verified buyer) 11/29/2016
Arrowroot Powder I need a reliable vendor that I can count-on for my business. Spices, Inc. is that vendor. I use Arrowroot Powder to keep my flavored sugars from clumping - works great.!

Al (Verified buyer) 11/24/2014
Arrowroot Powder Pure good product, at good price!

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 06/02/2011
Arrowroot Powder Used it in gumbo and jambalaya along with the file powder and tomato powder. Superb! Thanks!

Patrick (Verified buyer) 08/03/2010
Arrowroot Powder But it is surely the best thickener I have encountered yet. Compared to the high prices for small amounts at supermarkets, I was able to get a pound for a very reasonable amount, and a little goes a VERY long way! Arrowroot and cardamom pods were the primary ingredients for a simple milk pudding I was making, and both spice inc. ingredients worked wonderfully! Just remember - arrowroot thickens much better than flour, so don't cook it too long or you will end up with a bread dough texture!

Rachel 10/14/2021
Fantastic I'm a repeat buyer for a couple years now. I've been very happy with the quality of the arrowroot. Service is quick and friendly.

A.May 03/07/2019
Arrowroot Powder I am from St. Vincent and the Grenadines where the original starch was exported from. Traditionally the starch is perhaps our main indigenous ingredient for homemade porridge/cereal. I grew up eating this mainly for breakfast or it is also given persons are ill with an upset stomach etc. We also use the starch to make wonderful fried or baked bread or as we call them locally "bakes". These are made with shredded coconut, they are not sweet and are usually eaten warm by itself, with fried fish or any other meat product. It is a speciality and done by persons who have learnt the specialised skill which was passed down from generations, mainly from the indigenous Carib people. Happy to see that it is being used otherwise even though the source isn't from my homeland :)