Arrowroot is a starch rich, creeping underground rhizome belonging to the Marantaceae family plants.
Arrowroot is very low in calories. It has relatively more protein than that of other tropical food sources like yam, potato, cassava, etc.
Arrowroot consumption in fact help in better regulation of blood glucose levels in diabetes patients. Arrowroot contains healthy levels of the B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin.
It contains moderate levels of some essential minerals like copper, iron, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, and zinc.