Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia). The cells in your body need […]
Pinto Beans is a variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). It is the most popular bean in the United States and northwestern Mexico, and is most often eaten whole in broth or mashed and refried. Either whole or mashed, it is a common filling for burritos. Contents Uses Benefits Cautions Interactions Other names References Uses The pinto bean is the bean commonly used fresh […]
Chickpeas is one of the earliest cultivated legumes and 7500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East. Contents Uses Benefits Cautions Interactions Other names References Uses Chickpea is a key ingredient in hummus, chana masala, and can be ground into flour and made into falafel. It is also used in cold salads and warm soups. The chickpea is important […]
Casein is a family of related phosphoproteins (αS1, αS2, β, κ). Contents Uses Benefits Cautions Interactions Other names References Uses Casein has a wide variety of uses, from being a major component of cheese, to use as a food additive. The most common form of casein is sodium caseinate. As a food source, casein supplies amino acids, carbohydrates, and two essential elements, calcium and phosphorus. Benefits By consuming […]
Locust Bean Gum is a thickening agent and a gelling agent used in food technology. Contents Uses Benefits Cautions Interactions Other names References Uses The bean, when made into powder, is sweet—with a flavor similar to chocolate—and is used to sweeten foods and as a chocolate substitute, although this carob powder is produced from the fruit pod after removal of seeds, […]
Allulose is one of many different sugars that exists in nature in very small quantities. It was initially identified from wheat and has since been found in certain fruits including jackfruit, figs and raisins.
Green Banana Flour is one of the best alternatives to processed wheat flour and can actually make those cakes and cookies good for you.
Molasses, or black treacle (British, for human consumption; known as molasses otherwise), is a viscous product resulting from refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar.
White Wine Vinegar consists of fermented ethanol and other sugars, which are aged to form a less acidic form of traditional vinegar.
Sugar is the generic name for sweet, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food.