Latin name: Maranta arundinacea
Arrowroot powder is a natural powdered root starch thickener that is white in color and very lightweight. It is derived from the tropical South American plant Maranta arundinacea. The plant was named Arrowroot as it was once used to treat those injured with wounds from poisoned arrows. It is generally used as a substitute for cornstarch, (which is highly processed and likely a GMO corn product). Arrowroot powder is a thickening agent for culinary dishes (instead of corn starch), and body care and cosmetic recipes and a main ingredient for dusting powders.