The recipes that appear on The New Yummy might contain some unfamiliar ingredients. You will see these listed below with information about them and where you will be able to purchase them. If there is anything that we haven’t listed that you would like to know about, please leave a comment and we will be happy to reply.

Thanks again for stopping by The New Yummy! We hope you enjoy our recipes.

Robin and Liana


Agar Agar Sea Vegetable Flakes
Agar Agar is used in Mint-Infused Peach Kanten. This ingredient is a natural vegetable gelatin which is a much healthier alternative to commercial animal and chemical gelatins. Agar-agar is high in fiber, low calorie and contains iron and calcium.  It is white and semi-translucent and can be used in making desserts such as puddings, custards, mousse, jello, preserves, jams and pie fillings.

We use the Eden brand of Agar Agar. It can be found in Whole Foods and Mom’s Organic Market.


This ingredient is found in the ‘Bubbie’s Gone Bananas’ Oatmeal Cookies. If you have never tried Amazake… Oh, what you have been missing! It is a milkshake that is made from brown rice and is actually good for you. It is gluten-free, high in fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates, as well as the B vitamins niacin and thiamin, and is low in fat. Amazake has an abundance of active enzymes that pre-digest proteins, fats, and complex carbohydrates into simple amino acids, fatty acids, and simple sweet sugars. We purchase our Amazake at Mom’s Organic Market in the refrigerator section. To find Grainaissance Amazake in your area or to print out a coupon click here.


Cafix Coffee Substitute
Found in the recipe Oh, Apple Crumble Pie, You Make Me Crumble, Cafix is an all natural caffeine-free beverage that contains barley, chicory, malted barley, and figs. If you love the taste of coffee you will enjoy this product. It can be found in Whole Foods, Mom’s Organic Market and even


Kuzu Root Starch
Kuzu is used in Mint-Infused Peach Kanten. This item is a thickener for sauces, gravies, soups, desserts and beverages. It always needs to be dissolved in a cold liquid before adding it to anything hot. Stir constantly when heating until the milky white liquid becomes clear.

Like many other natural ingredients, Kuzu contains medicinal qualities. According to Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventive Health Care in Portland, Oregon, Kuzu contains a very high concentration of flavonoids, well known as antioxidants. Flavonoids support healthy digestive and circulatory systems. They also have the ability to inhibit the contraction of smooth muscle tissue, thereby increasing blood flow and relieving cramping in the intestines.

We purchase our Eden’s Kuzu at Whole Foods and Mom’s Organic Market.


Comments: 5

  1. URL July 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm Reply

    I want to say that this post is awesome, nice written and include almost all significant infos. I’d like to see more posts like this.

  2. Steven Olson August 1, 2012 at 10:46 am Reply

    But a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design and style .

    • thenewyummy August 1, 2012 at 11:53 am Reply

      That is so kind. Thanks so much for taking the time to write your comment!

  3. e August 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm Reply

    Interesting. A couple of the ingredients sound rather familiar. I recall agar agar is used in a lot of Japanese deserts.

    • thenewyummy August 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm Reply

      Thanks for the comment! You are absolutely correct. We pull from Japanese and many other cuisines. Anything that is healthy, vegan and refined sugar-free. We look forward to bringing you delicious desserts with interesting ingredients! Thanks again.

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