Arrowroot Powder Benefits
Daonuts uses arrowroot powder from Bob's Redmill a GMO free company
Arrowroot is very low in calories; 100 fresh roots provide only 65 calories, less than that of potato, yam, cassava, etc. Its chief starch is amylopectin (80%) and amylose (20%). Its powder is fine, odorless, granular starch that is found utility in food industry as thickener and stabilizing agent.
- It has relatively more protein than that of other tropical food sources like yam, potato, cassava, plantains, etc.
- As in other roots and tubers, arrowroot is free from gluten. Gluten-free starch is used in special food preparations for celiac disease patients.
- Fresh roots indeed are good source of folates. 100 g arrowroot provides 338 µg or 84% of daily required levels of folates. Folate along with vitamin B-12 is one of the essential components take part in DNA synthesis and cell division. Good folate diet when given during preconception periods and during pregnancy helps prevent neural-tube defects and other congenital malformations in the offspring.
- Arrowroot contains very good levels of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and riboflavin. Many of these vitamins take part as substrates for enzymes in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism in the body.
• Nutritive. This herb helps with the process of assimilating food; arrowroot’s main value is as an easily digested, nourishing diet for infants or for convalescents especially with bowel complaints. Arrowroot was once widely used in baby formulas as a superior carbohydrate, experience having shown it agreed with babies better than any other or sugar. It is the only starch product with a calcium ash. In this regard, the calcium chloride, in the form of calcium found in arrowroot starch, is very important for the maintenance of proper acid and alkali balances in the human body.
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