Unlike spices, arrowroot isn’t prized for its taste or aroma. It’s prized for its lack of taste or aroma. Primarily used as a thickener, arrowroot blends seamlessly into any dish, from sauces to glazes. And is often considered a better thickener than cornstarch or flour. It’s also glutten-free.
While other brands use cassava roots (a tapioca starch), our Spice Islands® arrowroot is completely authentic, harvested from the roots of the Maranta arundinacea plant.
To update your favorite recipes with arrowroot, use 2 tsp for every 1 1/2 tsp of cornstarch or 1 tbsp of flour.