Why Arrowroot Powder Should Be Part Of Your Diet


We want to inform anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle for the benefits of our products. Each herb, spice, and/or vegetable has wonderful qualities that can be used in various ways. As we take this journey of healthy living, we want our supporters to learn and grow with us. Let's start by taking a further look into our elderberry kit and one of the ingredients we use.


WHAT IS ARROWROOT POWDER?


Arrowroot powder is a white, powdery starch that’s naturally gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. It is extracted from the root of a tropical plant known as Maranta arundinacea. When the root is harvested, it looks pretty similar to cassava root, or yucca, so it’s oblong in shape. Arrowroot has many properties that benefit and fuel our bodies.


NUTRITIONAL PROFILE

Arrowroot is a starchy root vegetable similar to yam, cassava, sweet potato, and taro. Like many starches, it’s high in carbs but offers various nutrients. A 1-cup (120-gram) serving of sliced, raw arrowroot contains the following

  • Calories: 78

  • Carbs: 16 grams

  • Fiber: 2 grams

  • Protein: 5 grams

  • Fat: 0 grams

  • Folate: 102% of the Daily Value (DV)

  • Phosphorus: 17% of the DV

  • Iron: 15% of the DV

  • Potassium: 11% of the DV


ARROWROOT AND GUT HEALTH


As a grain-free starch, many people with sensitive bellies find it more easily digestible. Another bonus worth mentioning is that it contains quite a bit of fiber which helps to keep things “moving” plus it fills you. Arrowroot powder has been used as an aid for digestion for over a century, document