Mar 2019

This powder comes from the rhizome of a few different species of tropical plants but is generally either from Maranta arundinacea or Zamia integrifolia and is native to the Caribbean where it has been utilized for thousands of years. Appearantly, arrowroot powder was quite popular in backing in the Victoria Era as well. It is similar to kudzu, tapioca, and cornstarch, and thus used similarly as a thickener.