Guar Gum

Guar Gum

Guar Gum acts as a thickening agent in dressings and other recipes; it’s a polysaccharide (a long chain of sugars) made of the sugars galactose and mannose Guar, also called guaran, is extracted from the seed of the leguminous shrub Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, where it acts as a food and water store. It’s similar to locust […]

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Ginger, Dried Ground

Ginger, Dried Ground

Ground ginger comes from drying and grinding the thickened, pungent, aromatic rhizome (root) of the tropically grown ginger plant, Zingiber officinale Ground ginger comes from drying and grinding the thickened, pungent, aromatic rhizome (root) of the tropically grown ginger plant, Zingiber officinale.  Ginger is widely used in Chinese food and is one of the seasonings […]

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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is a tuber that is consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice.  Ginger is a tuber that is consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. It is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale.  Fresh ginger can be substituted for ground ginger at a ratio of 6 to 1 (1/4 cup ginger […]

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Dulse, Granules

Dulse, Granules

Dulse is a deep red or purple algae sea vegetable This is a greatly enlarged photo of the dulse granules from Maine Coast, but they look more like flakes. We use these granules or flakes in salads and to impart a seafood flavor to our vegan recipes. Dulse is a deep red or purple algae […]

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Dill Weed Dried Leaves

Dill Weed, Dried Leaves

Dill Weed, Dried Leaves – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Dill Weed, Dried Leaves is an herbal seasoning ingredient in a vegan pantry that is used in several vegan recipes including rye bread and salad dressing. Both dill weed (dried leaves) and dill seed come from the same plant. Although we prefer using the […]

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Corn Starch

Corn Starch

Corn Starch – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Corn Starch is an inexpensive vegan pantry ingredient that is primarily used as a thickening agent in soups, sauces and other cooked vegan recipes. Corn starch is an inexpensive ingredient to thicken sauces and gravies or any other cooked recipe.  To use corn starch as a […]

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Curry Powder, Dal

Curry Powder, Dal

Curry Powder, Dal – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Curry Powder, Dal is a home made vegan pantry ingredient that we originally used in making yellow split pea soup, and now use in other soups and green smoothies. This dal curry powder, like all other curry powders, is a blending of several seasonings. We […]

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Curry Powder

Curry Powder

Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Curry powder is a blended seasoning, which is popular in Asia, Africa, and in other parts of the world Curry powder is a blended seasoning, which is popular in Asia, Africa, and in other parts of the world.  This particular blend was purchased from Frontier, and contains the following […]

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Cumin, Ground

Cumin, Ground

Cumin is widely used in curries and Mexican style dishes A member of the carrot family, cumin has been cultivated since ancient times for the aromatic flavor of it’s seed.  Cumin is widely used in curries and Mexican style dishes.  The photo of the ground cumin is about a twenty times enlargement.  See nutritional chart […]

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Coriander, ground

Coriander, ground

Ground coriander seed has a mild, sweet, slightly pungent, citrus-like flavor with a hint of sage Ground coriander seed has a mild, sweet, slightly pungent, citrus-like flavor with a hint of sage. Coriander complements, curries, Middle Eastern dishes, vegetables, stewed fruit, chutney, pickles, cakes, biscuits, breads and lentils.  Coriander is the common name of the […]

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