Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and whole foods ingredients are sometimes confusing. Everyone knows what carrots are. But what about arrowroot starch, coconut oil, umeboshi vinegar, or miso? Here is a growing glossary of ingredients that may be slightly off the beaten path.
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A gluten-free seed that behaves very much like a grain. Millet is high in complex carbohydrates and protein, as well as amino acids and manganese, is alkalizing, has naturally anti-microbial properties, and is easily digested. The whole grain can be cooked fluffy like rice or creamy like porridge. Millet flour is golden in color and has a sweet nutty flavor. It can be crumbly when used on its own, so use some kind of binder or starch whenever using millet flour.