Ingredient Library

For that WTF moment when you’re cooking and come across an ingredient that you just don’t get.

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Garlic

Oh garlic, how we love your intense potent taste lathered on buttery bread (and in just about every other dish). Lucky for us, garlic is proven to be one of the healthiest foods on earth. There [...]

Ginger

  A WTR favorite: ginger, is one of the best in the market for many reasons. It’s spicy aroma is mainly due to the presence of ketones (hint hint: those things you burn when on the [...]

Cinnamon

We’ve all heard of cinnamon, but are you eating the real thing? Tell me more: Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of a tree known as ‘Cinnamomum’ (aka it’s really hard to [...]

Turmeric

Turmeric (comprised of the compound curcmin) is an Indian/Southeast Asian substance that comes from the dried root of what is known as the ‘curcuma longa plant’. It is extracted and ground into [...]

Pantry

Chocolate

  What Is It? Only the best bean (with coffee coming in at a close second) on planet earth! To keep it simple, there are multiple varieties of chocolate that can be created depending on what [...]

Collagen

What Is It? You’ve heard about this little white powder (collagen peptides) all over your Instagram feed but do you really know what it is? First of all, collagen is a naturally occurring [...]

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast (honestly, not really an appealing word for it if you ask me) is yeast bacterial strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (1) Unlike living yeast that’s used to make bread and beer, [...]

Coconut Flour

What is it? Another fun gluten-free baking ingredient (check out almond flour here), coconut flour has become a popular go-to for those trying to keep it light. With the increasing number of [...]

Olive Oil

What is it? Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives aka the fruit of the olive tree and is known for it’s ‘healthy fat’ composition. About 14% of the oil is saturated [...]

Almond Flour

What is it? Almond flour, a recent phenomenon that escalated when everyone began going gluten-free, is a nut based flour that’s pretty similar in texture to your standard wheat flour. The [...]

Fruits & Vegetables

Strawberries

What are They? The discovery of this beautiful bright colored berry dates back to Europe in the 18th century. Although strawberries have become increasingly available year-round, they are at the [...]

Grapefruit

What is it? Grapefruit is a BEAUTIFUL pink fruit that was cultivated in the 18th century as a cross between an orange and a pomelo. It was actually given it’s name because it grows in [...]

Dates

What is It? Although around for thousands of years, dates are recently becoming popular again as people start to realize how nutritious and absolutely scrumptious they are. First off let’s [...]

Cauliflower

  What’s the Hype? A popular grain substitute, cauliflower has become one of the most purchased vegetables in grocery stores this past year. Heck, any time we go to Trader Joe’s [...]

Celery

Celery, the vegetable that reached Kim K popularity in 2018-2019. You’ve definitely heard of it, but have you ever taken the time to truly understand why it has become such a phenomenon? If [...]

Lemon

What is it? Lemons are a fruit born from the evergreen citrus tree and are now cultivated in many warm places around the world. Its bright yellow color is not only appealing to the eye but to the [...]

Superfoods

Spirulina

What is Spirulina? According to the World Health Organization, spirulina is the “food of the future”. This bright blue-green colored powder is a microscopic little bacteria/algae [...]

Chocolate

  What Is It? Only the best bean (with coffee coming in at a close second) on planet earth! To keep it simple, there are multiple varieties of chocolate that can be created depending on what [...]

Hemp

We are just a few days into 2019, so we thought it would be fitting to highlight one of the biggest ingredient trends on the rise: hemp. Hemp is a plant within the cannabis family (and no, it is [...]

Moringa

The Moringa plant (which is actually a tree often referred to as the ‘Vitamin Tree’) originates in India but has made it’s way around the world in recent years. Don’t worry, you [...]

Wheat Grass

Wheatgrass: that thing you often see in your store-bought green juice but never have in your own kitchen. (our research on the topic might change your mind). Wheat grass by definition is the [...]

Sweeteners

Dates

What is It? Although around for thousands of years, dates are recently becoming popular again as people start to realize how nutritious and absolutely scrumptious they are. First off let’s [...]

Honey

What is it? Honey has been used for centuries in common Ayurveda medicine for treating sore throats, colds, and wound healing (although not studied heavily with concrete evidence). To give you [...]