Arrowroot Flour

칡가루, chikgaru

This is a starch similar in appearance and qualities as cornstarch.

Advantages over cornstarch:
-More neutral flavor, so it's a good thickener for delicately flavored sauces.
-Works at a lower temperature.
-Tolerates acidic ingredients and prolonged cooking better.
-Can be frozen and thawed with good results.

Arrowroot starch is not a good thickener for dairy-based sauces.

To thicken with arrowroot, mix with an equal amount of cold water, then whisk into a hot liquid for roughly 30 seconds. Look for it in Asian markets and health food stores.

One tablespoon Arrowroot starch thickens one cup of liquid.
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Nutrition Facts 

Serving size: 100g.
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition source: Sugiyama Food Composition Database

Amount Per Serving
Calories 21
Calories From Fat (11%) 2.22
Calories From Protein (27%) 5.6
Calories From Carbohydrates (63%) 13.18
Calories From Alcohol (0%)
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.3g <1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fatty Acids 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg <1%
Potassium 510mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 1.3g <1%
Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugar 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Net Carbohydrates 0g
Protein 1.7g 3%
Vitamin A 0IU
Vitamin C 19mg 32%
Calcium 48mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Vitamin E 2.6mg 26%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.06mg 4%
Riboflavin 0.13mg 8%
Niacin 0.6mg 3%
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 8%
Folate 100mcg 25%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.5mg 5%
Vitamin K 180mcg 225%
Phosphorus 31mg 3%
Magnesium 18mg 5%
Zinc 0.3mg 2%
Copper 0.07mg 4%
Manganese 0.39mg 20%
Selenium 0mcg
Alcohol 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Water 92.6g

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