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Chili Powder

Chili powder is a generic name for any powdered spice mix composed chiefly of chili peppers, most commonly either red peppers or cayenne peppers, which are both of the species Capsicum annuum. It can be made from virtually any hot … Continue Reading »

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Cumin

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum, pronounced /ˈkjuːmɨn/ or UK: /ˈkʌmɨn/, US: /ˈkuːmɨn/, and sometimes spelled cummin) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to East India. Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, … Continue Reading »

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Carrot

The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus, Etymology: Middle French carotte, from Late Latin carōta, from Greek καρότον karōton, originally from the Indo-European root ker- (horn), due to its horn-like shape) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, … Continue Reading »

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known simply as cider vinegar, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color. It may be sold unfiltered and unpasteurized with the mother of vinegar … Continue Reading »

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Lime

Lime is a term referring to a number of different fruits, both species and hybrids, citruses, which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm in diameter, and containing sour and acidic pulp. Limes are often used to … Continue Reading »

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Chipotle Pepper

A chipotle (pronounced /tʃɨˈpoʊtleɪ/ chi-POHT-lay; Spanish: [tʃiˈpotle]), or chilpotle, is a smoke-dried jalapeño which tends to be brown and shriveled. It is a chile used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines, such as Mexican-American and Tex-Mex. There are many varieties … Continue Reading »

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Tomato

The tomato is a savory, typically red, edible fruit, as well as the plant (Solanum lycopersicum) which bears it. Originating in South America, the tomato was spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas, and its many … Continue Reading »

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Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast, similar to brewer’s yeast, is a deactivated yeast, usually Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is popular with vegans and vegetarians and may be used as an ingredient in recipes or as a condiment. Nutritional yeast is produced by culturing the … Continue Reading »

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