Grapes, Red

Grapes, Red

There are many varieties of grapes, and without being an expert, it is difficult to distinguish specific species; thus, we have simply classified these grapes as “red”.  We have found that generally the red grapes are sweeter than the green varieties. Select red grapes that are firm and free of any mold.  They are best […]

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Grapes, Globe

Grapes, Globe

 The globe grapes in this full-sized photo are approximately their actual size. Globe grapes are a larger variety of sweet grapes and they contain seeds. Choose globe grapes that are firm and show no signs of wrinkling, soft spots, or mold growth. We could not find any specific nutritional data for globe grapes. See nutritional […]

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Grapes, Concord

Grapes, Concord

Grapes, Concord are a refrigerated vegan pantry ingredient that are small, somewhat tart grapes with seeds, and they are used mostly for eating and making juice, jelly and wine.  Concord grapes are small, somewhat tart grapes with seeds.  They are used mostly for making juice, jelly and wine.  But we enjoy eating them.  In the […]

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit

The traditional way of eating a grapefruit is to cut it in half (across the sections), use a knife to loosen the sections and eat it with a spoon, with or without sweetener.  I enjoy peeling the grapefruit, splitting the sections apart and eating the sections without any sweetener.  Choose grapefruit that are “heavy” and […]

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Fig, Kalamata, dried

Figs, Kalamata, dried

Kalamata figs come from the Southwestern part of Greece.  They are most often found in “wheels” or “trays”.  We suggest that you purchase dried figs without sorbate, as we find it changes the flavor.  Sorbate is used to keep the figs soft and to prevent them from “sugaring”.  We believe that these Kalamata figs are […]

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Allspice, Ground

Allspice, ground

Allspice, ground – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Allspice, ground is a staple vegan pantry seasoning ingredient, that we use in several recipes including spice cake and cookies. Ground allspice seasoning (also called Pimento) is made by grinding the dried unripe berries of the Pimenta dioica tree, which is also know as Jamaican pepper, […]

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Walnuts

Walnuts

Walnuts – Photo and Description from Vegan Pantry Walnuts are a vegan pantry ingredient that we keep in our freezer to preserve freshness for eating or including in a vegan recipe. The commercially available walnuts are the English walnut (pictured). The English walnut has been grown commercially in Europe since Roman times. Walnuts are probably […]

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Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds – Photo and Description from Vegan Pantry Sunflower Seeds are a vegan pantry ingredient that we keep in a freezer to preserve freshness; we sprinkle them on salads and use them in other recipes. The sunflower seeds in this photo are raw and machine hulled. We use them in baking and sprinkle them […]

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Pecans

Pecans

Pecans – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Pecans are a vegan pantry ingredient that we sometimes eat as a snack, but mostly use them in baking, commonly as a cookie topping. Pecan trees are native to the Southern United States and were commercially planted as early as the 1600’s by the Spaniards.  The name […]

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Figs, Green

Figs, Green

This is a pint container of fresh ripe green figs.  “Green” refers to the color of the ripe figs.  Like other figs, they are very soft when ripe and easily bruised.  Select figs that are free of bruises and blemishes, and that are not oozing any juice.  Ripe green figs will store for a few […]

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