Originally Posted by cjr
Cornstarch is super refined and not healthy at all. It's also made from corn which in almost all cases in genetically modified. It also will only thicken to a point before reversing and thinning out what you are trying to thicken. Arrowroot is healthier because it's not gmo, and it doesn't not reverse on itself. Kuzu root is even better because it is super healthy for you.
Just out of curiosity, exactly what
about it is not healthy at all? I mean, I understand that some people want to avoid genetically modified food. But in what way isn't it healthy? Or more specifically, is there some way that cornstarch has been demonstrated to be unhealthy, as in bad
for your health as opposed to just being a food ingredient that's rather empty in terms of its nutritional content? Not trying to argue that it's a great food or anything, but I'm still trying to figure out whether I should avoid
it or just treat it as I do now, as something that's kindof an empty calorie/carb source.
As for thickening, I haven't had any problem with the thickening reversing except when you freeze it. If it's gonna be frozen, then I do think it gets thinner. Not horribly so though.
I'd love to have a thickener that worked better and was healthier, but given that I'd have to prolly order it from some online place and pay a lot, I am just trying to sort out whether it would be worth it, esp on our tight budget. Cornstarch is
cheap and available at the IGA.