Arrowroot Powder(Koova Podi)
Arrowroot Powder (കൂവപ്പൊടി ), called also Koova Podi is a digestible starch extracted from the roots of ‘Maranta Arundinacea’ plant also known as the arrowroot plant. This plant is native to South America. In India, the arrowroot plant is grown and cultivated in the hilly region of Kerala. This plant is a staple food for the Caribbean Arawak people who have also been using it for its medicinal properties.
Arrowroot powder is an easily digestible low-calorie food full of nutrients that can treat several ailments like dysentery, diarrhea, bowel complaints, urinary infections, and general cough or bronchitis. Arrowroot powder is very good for infants and children with its soft and digestible nature.