National Geographic : 1941 Jan
Literally St. Vincent Depends on an Infant Industry-Making Foodfor Babies Arrowroot has quickly become the principal export, replacing sugar, the main source of income prior to 1931.After itisdugand ground, itisplaced inlarge vats, washed, and then permitted to congeal. The cake thus formed is broken up and spread on wire netting in sheds such asthisnear Sans Souci. When dry, the starch is sifted out and sacked for shipment. It is used for making biscuits, dextrins, textile stiffening, candy bases, andashealth foods forchildren and invalids (page 45).