Organic Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder
Arrowroot is a naturally gluten-free, nutritionally dense starch extracted from several rhizomes of the Marantaceae family of plants. It is soothing to skin and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it perfect for minor irritations such as burns, rashes and sores. It is extracted from the roots by a process of soaking them in hot water, peeling to remove their fibrous covers, then mashing them into a pulp before washing to separate the starch. This starch is then filtered and ground into a fine, silky powder we know as arrowroot. Adulteration with cheap substances such as cornstarch, potato powder, tapioca, etc., is a common practice therefore using certified organic arrowroot is of utmost importance to assure purity.