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08:03 Jun 19, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: arrowroot
a kind of root used in egiptian cooking, they make a kind of drink of it.
GABRIELA SILVA
Portuguese translation:araruta
Explanation:
arrowroot = araruta (Maranta arundinacea), erva de fruto com sementes vermelho-claras e de cujo rizoma se obtém fécula branca nutritiva utilizável na alimentação.
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Cecilia Bartalotti
Brazil
Local time: 03:22
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obrigado. Informação suficiente e rápida.
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naararutaAntónio Ribeiro
naararutaPorcelain
naarraruta (maranta)Telesforo Fernandez
naararuta
Cecilia Bartalotti


  

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1 hr
araruta


Explanation:
arrowroot = araruta (Maranta arundinacea), erva de fruto com sementes vermelho-claras e de cujo rizoma se obtém fécula branca nutritiva utilizável na alimentação.

Cecilia Bartalotti
Brazil
Local time: 03:22
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 273
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obrigado. Informação suficiente e rápida.
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3 hrs
arraruta (maranta)


Explanation:
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Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 10:52
PRO pts in pair: 93
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3 hrs
araruta


Explanation:
had the answer from consulting a dictionary!

Porcelain
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8 hrs
araruta


Explanation:
Em português é araruta. Alguma informação acerca da araruta: any of several species of the genus Maranta, members of the family Marantaceae, the rhizomes, or rootstocks, of which yield an edible starch; the chief among these is M. arundinacea, the source of genuine, or West Indies, arrowroot. This herbaceous perennial, probably a native of Guyana and western Brazil, is cultivated throughout the West Indies, Southeast Asia, Australia, and South Africa. Its creeping rootstock has fleshy tubers (underground storage organs), and its many-branched stem, reaching a height of 5-6 feet (about 1.5 metres), bears numerous leaves, having long narrow sheaths and large spreading ovate blades, and a few short-stalked white flowers. Plants are harvested when the tubers are gorged with starch, just before the plant's dormant season. The roots are peeled and then grated in water. The resulting mixture is dried to a powder and purified by several washings.

Arrowroot, almost pure starch, supplies no vitamins and contains only 0.2 percent protein. In cookery, it is used as a thickener in soups, sauces, puddings, and desserts. When boiled in water, it yields a transparent, odourless, pleasant-tasting jelly. Its fine texture allows cooking at lower temperatures and for shorter periods than other starches, making it especially suitable for such egg preparations as custards, which are adversely affected by overcooking. Arrowroot is easily digested and is used in diets requiring bland, low-salt, and low-protein foods.



António Ribeiro
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