Arrowroot powder is a great clear thickening agent, so that is why it is commonly used in the glaze for tops of pies.
Arrowroot powder is used for thickening in the same way you might use corn starch. Some of the great advantages of using arrowroot instead of corn starch or flour is that it creates a very clear gel when thickened. This keeps sauces or gravies from changing colors and creates clear glazes for the tops of pies. One of the other great advantages of this starch is that it is gluten free.
Arrowroot powder is the only clear thickening agent, so that is why it is commonly used in the glaze for tops of pies. It can also be used in breads, sauces, and gravies. Arrowroot makes clear, shimmering fruit gels and prevents ice crystals from forming in homemade ice cream. It can also be used as a thickener for acidic foods, such as Asian sweet and sour sauce. Arrowroot is used in cooking to produce a clear, thickened sauce, such as a a fruit sauce. It will not make the sauce go cloudy, like cornstarch, flour or other starchy thickening agents would. The lack of gluten in arrowroot flour makes it useful as a replacement for wheat flour in baking. Make sure to cook your sauces at a low temperature.
Arrowroot powder is a good choice for your starch in place of corn starch. It is vegan, gluten free, good for your digestive system and low in calories.
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Make sure to store in a cool, dry, dark location and in an air-tight storage container for best freshness.
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