arrowroot

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Synonyms for arrowroot

a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant

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white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch

canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained

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Processamento da araruta (Maranta arundinacea) para extracao e caracterizacao da fracao amilacea.
Of the 22 plants, two (rice--Oryza sativa and wheat--Triticum aestivum) are common edible plant products in Bangladesh and the rest (apart from Brassica campestris, Raphanus sativus, Manihot esculenta, Maranta arundinacea, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Moringa oleifera, Musa paradisiaca, Setaria italica, Corchorus capsularis, and Corchorus olitorius) obtained from the wild.
The powder is in fact the peeled, washed and ground-up rhizomes of a plant called Maranta arundinacea, commonly called the Obedience Plant or Arrowroot.