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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Spices

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Quinoa

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 [...]

Fruits & Vegetables

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 [...]

Avocado

What is it? Only the best fruit on the planet, obviously. Avocados are clearly top of the list of the healthy food chain and there is definitely valid research as to why. Avocado’s stand [...]

Leeks

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 [...]

Beets

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 [...]

Superfoods

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sweeteners

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]