Ingredients: Wild harvested Kuzu* (Pueraria lobata). *organically grown.
Product weight: 125g
Clearspring Organic Kuzu (also known as Kudzu) is a superior quality starch thickener with a smooth texture and neutral flavour that is naturally extracted from the roots of one of Japan’s most vigorous mountain plants. Its quality was commended in the 2012 Free From Awards.
Ideal thickener for soups and stews, sweet and savoury sauces, glazes and pie fillings, it is easy to us
A half to one tablespoon of kuzu will thicken one cup of liquid. Please note: 1 ¾ tbsp. of Kuzu can replace 1 tbsp of corn flour.
Clearspring's kuzu producer has been making kuzu for five generations, and follows a 45-day process of washing, settling, filtering and drying the pure organic kuzu root starch that it supplies to Clearspring. Located in southern Kyushu, where the volcanic soils produce exceptionally vigorous kuzu plants, they are one of the few remaining producers of pure kuzu starch in Japan.
Kuzu has been a valued ingredient in Japanese cuisine and confectionery for more than two thousand years. Its high content of complex starch molecules makes it a powerful thickening agent. While standard thickeners like cornflour can do much the same job, they tend to be highly processed and treated with chemical bleaches and extracting agents, whereas Clearspring pure organic kuzu is a completely natural gluten free starch.
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I use Kuzu often to thicken poached fruits especially, and find it adds a grounding quality and makes full digestion easier!
I also use it in Buckwheat pancakes and love to melt in the mouth quality it adds