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Ingredient of the Week: The Antioxidant Seed That Just Might Replace Dairy in Your Cooking

Ingredient of the Week: The Antioxidant Seed That Just Might Replace Dairy in Your Cooking

As Thrive Market’s Food Editor, Merce Muse has experimented with her fair share of vegan, Paleo, and gluten free recipes. But of all the exotic ingredients out there that cater to special diets, on...

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Ingredient of the Week: This Heart-Healthy Oil Is Your Secret Weapon for Authentic Stir-Fry

Ingredient of the Week: This Heart-Healthy Oil Is Your Secret Weapon for Authentic Stir-Fry

According to our Food Editor, Merce Muse, choosing the right cooking oil can take sauteed veggies from basic to sublime: “Using just a hint of toasted sesame oil in your cooking enhances the flavor...

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Ingredient of the Week: The Fascinating Benefits of Figs Might Surprise You

Ingredient of the Week: The Fascinating Benefits of Figs Might Surprise You

Only familiar with figs because of their appearance in the chewy cookie? It’s time to branch out and chomp down on this sweet, plump dried fruit.

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Lucuma Powder: The New Superfood Sweetener You’ve Been Waiting For

Lucuma Powder: The New Superfood Sweetener You’ve Been Waiting For

In Peru, kids don’t ask for chocolate-vanilla swirl, strawberry with sprinkles, or plain vanilla. Nope, the most in-demand ice cream flavor is lucuma. One lick and you’d get why—slightly maple-flav...

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Ingredient of the Week: The Buzz on the Bizarre Superfood That Boosts Your Immune System

Ingredient of the Week: The Buzz on the Bizarre Superfood That Boosts Your Immune System

If you've ever been in a serious relationship with Zyrtec or Claritin, you probably hear the word "pollen" and want to run in the opposite direction. Totally fair—allergies can be seriously nasty. ...

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Ingredient of the Week: Believe It or Not, Tiny Goji Berries Are A Complete Protein

Ingredient of the Week: Believe It or Not, Tiny Goji Berries Are A Complete Protein

"Li Ching-Yung Dead—Reported His Age At 197", read the Saturday, May 6, 1933 morning edition of The New York Times. 

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Ingredient of the Week: The Sweetener Everyone is Buzzing About

Ingredient of the Week: The Sweetener Everyone is Buzzing About

It takes 60,000 or so bees and nearly 2 million flowers to craft one pound of honey, the sticky and sweet substance we spoon into coffee and tea—but that's not the only reason that raw honey deserv...

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Ingredient of the Week: The Curious Power of Bone Broth

Ingredient of the Week: The Curious Power of Bone Broth

What do Kobe Bryant and ancient South Americans have in common? They're both big fans of the nutrition world's hottest new trend.

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Ingredient of the Week: Chia Seeds, the Chameleons of the Kitchen

Ingredient of the Week: Chia Seeds, the Chameleons of the Kitchen

How many times have you gotten home from the store only to get that sinking feeling when you realize you forgot something important?

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Ingredient of the Week: Why You'll Fall In Love With Dates

Ingredient of the Week: Why You'll Fall In Love With Dates

What if I could guarantee that you'll never have a bad date again, and that every date from here on out will be as sweet as molasses?

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Ingredient of the Week: Umeboshi, The Little Plum That Packs a Punch

Ingredient of the Week: Umeboshi, The Little Plum That Packs a Punch

It's Friday—time to go celebrate the end of another work week. But if your TGIF turns into a Saturday morning hangover, try reaching for umeboshi instead of an aspirin.

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Meet Your New Favorite Summertime Salad Dressing

Meet Your New Favorite Summertime Salad Dressing

This bright, refreshing dressing gets extra kick from slightly salty pickled plum paste.

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