Everything you need to know about Arrowroot


You might be listening to this word a lot but might have an idea about what it actually is. Arrowroot is a tropical tuber native to Indonesia. 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.

Apart 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.

One of the most important benefits of Arrowroot is that it provides folate i.e. vitamin B9, which is essential for development during pregnancy and DNA formation.

Arrowroot promotes weight loss as it consists of fiber and foods high in fiber and resistant starch slow your rate of digestion, giving you a prolonged feeling of fullness. This can regulate a person's appetite and also lead to weight loss.

Arrowroot may help treat diarrhea naturally as it firms the stool and helps to rehydrate.

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