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Arrowroot Powder From Barry Farm Foods
Arrowroot powder

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Arrowroot powder is a starch thickener.  A member of a group of food additives known as thickeners, starches, gels, stabilizers and emulsifiers.  It has several advantages over other thickeners in that arrowroot powder has a more neutral flavor and especially good as thickener in delicately flavored liquids.  It works at low temperatures, tolerates acidic ingredients and  prolonged cooking.

While some sauces thickened with other starches become spongy if frozen, arrowroot powder thickened sauces stand up under freezing and thawing. 

Arrowroot powder is not recommended  for dairy based sauces however as it tends to turn slimy.  It is best for desserts sauces but the visual appearance of meat sauces leaves a less than desirable result.

To use Arrowroot powder mix equal parts of  powder and liquid to form a slurry.  Then stir it into hot liquid for about 30 seconds til blended.  One tablespoon of Arrowroot will thicken one cup of liquid.

1 part arrowroot powder replaces 2 parts flour.

Common substitutes are: Tapioca Starch or Instant Clearjel or Cornstarch or Kudzu Powder or Potato Starch or Rice Starch or Flour.  Keep in mind that each of these can produce undesirable appearance or flavor compared to the use of Arrowroot in a recipe. 





2 cans of red tart pitted cherries and juice
2/3 c unsweetened pineapple juice
4 t. lemon juice
1/4 c arrowroot powder*
1 c. sugar* or xylitol* (for sugar free)

Drain cherries and set aside. Combine all juices (reserve 1/4 c) in pan and heat to simmer.  Blend arrowroot with 1/4 c of combined juice to form slurry, then whisk into juice in pan.  Add sugar, cherries and cook, stirring constantly over medium heat for few minutes until thickened.
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per serving: 1 tsp
1 tsp 
Amount per serving
Calories from fat0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Carbohydrate 2.4g
Dietary Fiber 0.1g0%
Protein 0g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
0% of calories from Fat
100% from Carbohydrates
0% from Protein