Fruits and vegetables are great for your health and are associated with "eating healthy". However, some foods you think of as vegetables might actually be a type of fruit, which can get confusing! There are several differences between fruits and vegetables, including their nutritional profiles, taste, and culinary uses. The main thing that sets them apart botanically: fruits have seeds and vegetables don't! We'll explain [...]
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Which Flours Have the Lowest Calories (and Which Have the Most)?
Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or simply maintain your weight, you're probably somewhat aware of the number of calories in different foods and drinks. There are several different types of flour for cooking and baking, so it makes sense that the calorie levels of different flours can vary quite a bit! Which flour you choose might be partially impacted by its calorie level, among other features. Some of the [...]
Coconut Cream vs Coconut Milk
Coconut cream vs coconut milk, what's the difference? Coconut milk and coconut cream are two different coconut products often used in paleo and vegan recipes. Below I'll break down the difference between the two products and give examples of how to use them in your kitchen. There's a ton of coconut products at the grocery store these days and for a good reason! Coconuts are fantastic and are a great milk alternative! But [...]
Arrowroot Flour vs All-Purpose Flour: Full Details
Gluten-free, corn-free, and with twice the thickening power of all-purpose flour – arrowroot flour is an excellent alternative to plain flour and cornstarch for baking and cooking. But when and how should you use it? Here's the full scoop on arrowroot flour vs all-purpose flour. Comparing arrowroot flour vs all-purpose flour Arrowroot flour All-purpose flourSubstitution [...]
Is Corn Flour Low FODMAP?
Corn flour is a popular thickening agent used predominantly in soups, sauces and gravy - but is corn flour low FODMAP? If you're wondering what FODMAP means, you're not alone! FODMAP is short for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols - yes, quite a mouthful! These are short-chain carbohydrates that are said to be difficult for the small intestine to absorb. If you suffer from bowel [...]
The Best Coconut Cream at Whole Foods
Are you searching for the best coconut cream at Whole Foods? Whether you are a newbie or need clarification about coconut cream, this article will guide you to find what you need! Coconut cream is a thick creamy layer that forms on top of coconut milk, similar to heavy cream in unhomogenized milk. This plant-based cream is a staple in dairy-free kitchens and is used in desserts, beverages, and main dishes. Coconut [...]