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Herbs and Spices

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Fruits and Vegetables


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.

  • Fenugreek

    Fenugreek seeds are tiny, bitter seeds of herb fenugreek. However, when you use a little bit in the recipes that call for it, their bitterness disappears. Toasted gently, they exhibit strongly aromatic flavor. Traditionally, fenugreeks have been found use to cure digestive problems along with other wonderful benefits.

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    Fungreek Seeds
  • Flaxseeds

    Flaxseeds also known as common flax or linseeds, are small oilseeds that originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago. Flaxseeds have high content of heart-healthy omega-3, fiber and other unique plant compounds. They have been linked to health benefits such as improved digestive function and a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

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  • Fresh Broccoli

    Broccoli is green and beautiful. It is related to cabbage, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. These vegetables are known for their beneficial health effects, and are sometimes referred to as the “super veggies.” Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium. Broccoli also contains more protein than most other vegetables.

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