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Arrowroot Powder



 

Product Code: ARRW-HB


1 oz Net Wt [$1.00]
2 oz Net Wt [$1.90]
4 oz Net Wt [$3.61]
8 oz Net Wt [$6.84]
16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$12.92]
32 oz Net Wt - 2 lbs [$24.32]
80 oz Net Wt - 5 lbs [$53.20]

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Description Ingredients & Technical Information
 
Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea), or obedience plant, Bermuda arrowroot, araru, ararao, is a large perennial herb found in rainforest habitats. It is cultivated for a starch obtained from the rhizomes (rootstock), which is also called arrowroot.

Arrowroot tubers contain about 23% starch. They are first washed, and then cleaned of the paper-like scale. The scales must be carefully removed before the extraction of the starch because they impart their disagreeable flavor if allowed to remain. After the removal of the scale, the roots are washed again, drained and finally reduced to a pulp by beating them in mortars or subjecting them to the action of the wheel rasp. The milky liquid thus obtained is passed through a coarse cloth or hair sieve and the pure starch, which is insoluble, is allowed to settle at the bottom. The wet starch is dried in the sun or in a drying house. The result is a powder, the "arrowroot" of commerce, and it is at once packed for market in air-tight cans, packages or cases.

Arrowroot powder is a wonderful substitute for talc in body powders.
Use arrowroot alone or in combination with cosmetic clays and cornstarch.
Arrowroot powder gives a silky feel to water when added to a milk bath.
Arrowroot powder also thickens water-based products.
It is most often used as an ingredient in powders and is used in cosmetics to help moisturizer the skin.





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