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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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 [...]


  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 [...]


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 (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 [...]


Pink Himalayan Salt

So, what is pink salt? Salt may be the most used kitchen staple,  but let’s get really deep into the details here. Salt is a crystalline mineral made of two elements, sodium (Na) and [...]


What is it? The quinoa seed (from the Chenopodium quinoa plant) is a pseudo-cereal originally cultivated in the Andean region. Although it’s been known for centuries as “the mother [...]

Chia Seeds

What are they? You know, those little black seeds that Instagram tells us to add to our smoothies, oatmeal, salads, cookies, fries, EVERYTHING. Chia seeds come from the plant Salvia hispanica L [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar

What is ACV? Throughout the ups and downs of the health trends over the last few years, apple cider vinegar has remained a go-to for wellness gurus trying to up their health game. So, what is it, [...]


What’s the deal with ghee? You’ve likely seen or heard about it in recent months but have no idea what it actually is. Sound familiar? Ghee is made by slowly simmering butter to [...]

Fruits & Vegetables


What are Leeks? Let’s be honest with each other here. Unless you’re an avid at home chef or self proclaimed foodie, you might not know what leeks are, what they taste like, or what [...]


What are beets? Beets are a beautiful red tinted vegetable known for their insane amount of nutrient content per calorie gram. Beets contain what are known as nitrates and pigments, both of which [...]


Let’s be honest here, is there anyone out there that doesn’t LOVE blueberries. This little blue fruit can be used in numerous recipes and is actually on the list of top 10 most [...]



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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]