Arrowroot Powder is a gluten-free thickening agent
Arrowroot flour is obtained from a variety of tropical plants.
Use this instead of wheat flour to coat meats before frying.
Arrowroot is a type of tuber, like potato, cassava, and yam. It is often used as a thickener in place of cornstarch, making it a great alternative for those who follow the Paleo Diet. Arrowroot powder is also gluten-free and virtually tasteless, so it won't affect the flavors of delicate recipes. Mix this arrowroot thickener in stews. Use it in sauces to help them coat your meat or seafood dishes. Or try small amounts in dessert recipes such as puddings.
This easily digestible thickener makes a great substitute for cornstarch and potato starch as well as wheat and tapioca flour. To use this powder, add it to cold water and stir to create a slurry. Make sure to wait to use this slurry until the sauce or stew is nearly ready since extended heating can cause the mixture to thin.