Arrowroot powder/ koova podi
Arrowroot Powder (Koovapodi) Known for its Nutritional & Medicinal Properties
Nature’s Way of Providing Good Health with Arrowroot Powder
Arrowroot Powder or flour also called Koova Podi is a digestible starch extracted from the roots of ‘Maranta Arundinacea’ plant also known as the arrowroot plant. This plant is native to South America. In India the arrowroot plant is grown and cultivated in the hilly region of Kerala. This plant is a staple food for the Caribbean Arawak people who have also been using it for its medicinal properties
Arrowroot powder is extracted from the tubers of the arrowroot plant. The cylindrical shaped tubers after being harvested, washed and cleaned are reduced to a pulp which is then washed several times with water and allowed to settle until the product becomes pure white. The sediment is sundried till it becomes hard like a cake which is then ground to a powder.
Arrowroot powder is an easily digestible low calorie food full of nutrients that can treat several ailments like dysentery, diarrhea, bowel complaints, urinary infections and general cough or bronchitis. Its health benefits for infants and children are unmatched due to its soft and digestible nature. Arrowroot powder is rich in vitamins, minerals and electrolyte. It can be converted into an energy drink or a delicious porridge by adding other ingredients for infants.
The starch has several culinary uses. It is used as an ingredient for making cookies, cakes and other bakery products. Starch is used to thicken soups, sauces and puddings giving the dishes a glazed and attractive look.
How to Store
Arrowroot powder can be stored in an airtight container. Refrigerate the container if you want to store it for a longer period as it will retain its freshness for months.
You can order Arrowroot Powder/Koovapodi online. We at Valley Spice will send you fresh Arrowroot powder got straight from the farmers who cultivate it in the hills of Kerala.