EDEN certified organic wild mountain kuzu root, hand-cut, crushed, rinsed, soaked, repeatedly washed in cold mountain spring water into a thick paste, and dried for 90 days. A strengthening, healthy starch for thickening sauces, gravies, soups, desserts, and more. Always dissolve it in a cold liquid before adding it to anything hot. Stir constantly when heating until the milky white becomes clear. Kuzu binds more strongly than arrowroot and is low calorie and a macrobiotic staple; fat-free and sodium-free.