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A fecula is a flavourless starchy ingredient, amylaceous and pulverised, extracted from vegetables like tubers, rhizomes, or seeds, and used for cooking as a food thickener.

The word comes from the Latin faecula, diminutive of faex (meaning dregs).

Various feculas

  • Arrowroot, based on tropical rhizomes or plants bulbs,
  • Cornstarch
  • Potato starch
  • Sago, made from the pith of various cycads, particularly Cycas revoluta.
  • Tapioca, based on cassava (manioc) roots.

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