BULK HERBS & SPICES
Arrowroot (Tapioca) Powder Organic Botanical Name: Maranta arundinacea
Origin: India Not Certified Kosher
Arrowroot powder is the dried root of the arrowroot plant. It is valued chiefly for its thickening properties, and is often used in thickening clear sauces and glazes and jellies. It is also used as a primary ingredient in infant cookies, where its digestibility makes it an excellent alternative to flour. It is said to help soothe the pain of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, and is considered a nutritious and easily digested food starch for infants and elderly patients with bowel complaints.
Arrowroot powder is also often used as a substitute for talcum in baby powder and body powder. The South American Arawak tribe used it as an antidote for poisoned arrows, thus its name, and it also is considered to be an effective antidote to vegetable poisons.
Starch, Fiber, Sugar, Gum, Ash, Sand
Arrowroot powder is sought after as a thickening agent for gourmet dishes, and is well known for its use in crystal clear fruit glazes and jellies. Its demulcent and nutritious properties have made it a popular ingredient in babies teething biscuits and in foods prepared for the elderly and those with chronic bowel complaints. Because arrowroot powder thickens at lower temperatures than other vegetable starches, it is far less likely to burn, and it will thicken even in the presence of acidic fruits, making it the thickener of choice for crystal clear fruit glazes.
HERBS & SPICES
We offer a tremendous selection of bulk herbs and spices - over 550 botanicals from all over the world, including Certified Organic, medicinal, culinary, Chinese and Ginseng varieties.
SUPERIOR QUALITY CONTROL
We adhere to strict quality control procedures. Our raw materials are inspected upon receipt and again following processing and production. Quality assurance tests are conducted by experts in our in-house laboratory using the latest in equipment and techniques. As a direct importer and manufacturer, we have a commitment to maintain the integrity of our products through the entire production process.
KOSHER CERTIFIED FACILITY
We are a Certified Kosher facility, certified by "Kosher Certification Service" located in Los Angeles, CA. Most herbs and spices are kosher.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC HERBS & SPICES
Strongly committed to the organic industry since 1980, we stock one of the largest selections of organic herbs, spices and spice blends in the country. Our strict quality control program enables us to maintain the superior quality and integrity of our Certified Organic Herbs and Spices. Our facility and organic products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International. All organic products are organically grown in accordance with the National Organic Program. Products listed as Certified Organic (C.O.) are 100% organic unless otherwise noted.
To preserve freshness, aroma and potency, our products are packaged in 1 lb. polyfoil, barrier seal bags which protects the contents from light exposure and moisture.