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When we start using recipes, we may want to get some information about the ingredients we are using. This Glossary offers some of that information. Hover over the slightly highlighted Keywords to see an Image, a Description and a link to a related website for detailed information.

  • Almond~Milk

    At its most basic, almond milk is a drink made from ground almonds and water. It is a popular plant-based alternative to cow’s milk or an addition to it. Almond milk is not dairy. It is a tasty dairy-free, soy-free lactose-free product. Almond milk is made by blending almonds with water and straining them. Sweeteners or salts may then be added.

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  • Almonds

    Almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber, and are associated with a number of health benefits. Just a handful of almonds, approximately 1 ounce, contains one-eighth of our daily protein needs. Almonds may be eaten on their own, raw, or toasted; they are available sliced, flaked, slivered, as flour, oil, butter, or almond milk. The health benefits of almonds have been documented for centuries.

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  • Apple

    Apples are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They are high in fiber and vitamin C, and they are also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, and no fat or cholesterol.

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  • Avocado

    1. Avocados are a Heart-Healthy Nutrient Dense Food. Nutrient dense foods are those that provide substantial amounts of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients with relatively few calories. One-third of a medium avocado (50g) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient dense food choice.  2. Contains Good Fats. 3. Naturally Sodium, Sugar and Cholesterol Free.  4. Helps increase the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, K and E. 5. Great for Babies and Kids. Has a creamy consistency.

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