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 Tuber of the Caribbean plant Maranta arundinacea, mainly used to prepare arrowroot starch, a pure starch, used to thicken sauces and in bland, low-salt and protein-restricted diets.

 Composition/100 g: (edible portion 85%) water 80.8 g, 272 kJ (65 kcal), protein 4.2 g, fat 0.2 g, carbohydrate 13.4 g, fibre 1.3 g, ash 1.4 g, Ca 6mg, Fe 2.2mg, Mg 25mg, P 98mg, K 454mg, Na 26mg, Zn 0.6mg, Cu 0.1mg,Mn 0.2mg, Se 0.7μg, vitamin A 1μg RE (11μg carotenoids), B1 0.14mg, B2 0.06mg, niacin 1.7mg, B6 0.27mg, folate 338μg, pantothenate 0.3mg, C 2mg.

 Arrowroot flour, composition/100 g: water 11.4 g, 1494 kJ (357 kcal), protein 0.3 g, fat 0.1 g, carbohydrate 88.2 g, fibre 3.4 g, ash 0.1 g, Ca 40mg, Fe 0.3mg,Mg 3mg, P 5mg, K 11mg, Na 2mg, Zn 0.1mg, Mn 0.5mg, folate 7μg, pantothenate 0.1mg.