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A light, white odourless powder, the starch from the pith of the roots of the maranta, used to thicken liquids. American Indians considered the sap from the root capable of healing wounds caused by arrows - hence the name. One rounded tablespoon of arrowroot will thicken I litre of liquid, if brought to the boil carefully.

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