This section is from the book "The Engineer's And Mechanic's Encyclopaedia", by Luke Hebert. Also available from Amazon: Engineer's And Mechanic's Encyclopaedia.
Maranta or Indian Arrow Root. From this root, washed, pounded, and searced in water, is obtained the fashionable starch called arrow-root, much used for infant and invalid food.
© 2007-2021 StasoSphere.com