Arrowroot is an herbal plant found in rain forest habitats. Oval flat shaped leaves of this plant grown around 3-5 feet. Underground root of the plant is used to make powder or flour.

Arrowroot Leaves

A better food choice

Flour of plant is popularly known as arrowroot powder, and is widely used as a baby food. It is easily digestive and low calories food. It is mostly used as a thickener in foods such as puddings and sauces.

Which is produced commercially, and an important ingredient in biscuits and baby foods. It should be mixed with cold water before being added to a hot liquid to prevent clumping. It is also used in cookies and crackers as a substitute for regular flour and hence, is a great option for those who are gluten-intolerant.


Arrowroot flour or powder is very low calorie food. Each 100 grams of flour provides just 65 calories.

Close view of Arrowroot Flower

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin A, Vitamin C and many more minerals like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, etc.

Arrowroot Health Benefits

It is used as medicine for bowel complaints, dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia, bronchitis, cough and general weakness. Its porridge is a best baby food and which will help in keeping the stomach of baby healthy.

Fresh Arrowroot

1. Gluten-Free Food

Its a gluten free food and a best substitute for wheat flour and is best known ingredient in gluten-free baking.

2. Best food for Heart Patients

Its an excellent source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate the heart beat rate and blood pressure.

3. Digestion

Carbohydrates and starch content in its powder helps fast digestion and healthy digestive system. Starch in its powder is an effective remedy for diarrhea and a lot of other gastrointestinal ailments.

4. Helps to maintains Acid and Alkali balances

Calcium chloride, in the form of calcium, is vital for the maintenance of proper acid and alkali balances in the human body.

Pink colored Arrowroot Flower

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