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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Ground sesame seed paste used in Middle Eastern and Asian cooking. Like other seed and nut butters, tahini is a concentrated source of fat and calories, and it lends a very creamy, rich texture to sauces and dips. It is exceptionally high in calcium, and is available made from either raw or toasted sesame seeds.