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Is amidon de lé vegan?

Amidon de lé is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is amidon de lé?

Amidon de lé, also known as arrowroot starch, is a gluten-free, white, odorless powder derived from the rhizomes of the arrowroot plant. It is a popular thickening agent used in many cuisines, including Caribbean, Indian, and Southeast Asian. Unlike cornstarch, arrowroot starch thickens at a lower temperature and produces a clearer, glossier finish, making it ideal for delicate sauces, custards, and puddings. It is also a versatile ingredient in baking, providing a light and tender texture to cakes, cookies, and bread. Additionally, it is a great alternative to wheat flour for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

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