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.
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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.
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 Amazon.com.
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.