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Arabic Gum Substitutes and How To Use Them
Evan Reboli on Jan 28th 2021

Arabic gum is currently one of the most expensive gums on the market, and that doesn’t seem like i…
What Is Calcium Propionate and is it Vegan?
Ingredi on Jan 20th 2021

Calcium propionate (also known as E282) is the calcium salt of propanoic acid. It is …
Calcium Propionate
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and Our Skin - Uses and Benefits
Evan Reboli on Jan 18th 2021

There are many different claims out there on the internet regarding the many forms of vitamin C and…
Is There Really Antifreeze In My Toothpaste?
Ingredi on Jan 11th 2021

Glycols are water-soluble, hygroscopic organic compounds that belong to the alcohol family. There a…
Personal Care
The Uses of Glycerin – a “Dynamite” Food Ingredient
Evan Reboli on Jan 8th 2021

Glycerin, Glycerine and Glycerol what's the difference? The first thing to understand is that G…
Is Vitamin C Important in Our Diet?
Evan Reboli on Dec 15th 2020

Vitamin C has been the long-time reigning champion of vitamin supplements. For generations we have…
Salt Isn’t as Simple as It Sounds
Evan Reboli on Dec 9th 2020

You may not even blink when looking at the price of salt at the store, but salt was once worth jus…
What Is the Difference Between Vanillin and Vanilla?
Evan Reboli on Dec 1st 2020

The vanilla plant was originally from South America and was discovered by the Spanish conquistador…
Activated Charcoal and its Many Uses and Benefits
Evan Reboli on Nov 25th 2020

Doesn’t Everyone Deserve a Little Coal in Their Stocking? Receiving Coal for Christmas was al…
Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) in Your Drink and on Our Roads?
Evan Reboli on Nov 24th 2020

Shouldn’t we be concerned that the ingredient Calcium Chloride we see listed on the back of a wate…
What is Malic Acid? Uses, Benefits, & Types
Evan Reboli on Nov 12th 2020

Malic acid originated from Europe in 1785 when it was first isolated from apple juice. Malic acid i…
What Are Some of the Uses of Propylene Glycol?
Evan Reboli on Nov 5th 2020

Propylene Glycol (PG) is a food additive that is typically made two similar ways industrially. One…
What Is Amorphous Silica Gel and How Is It Used?
Evan Reboli on Oct 30th 2020

Silica Gel or Silicon dioxide comes from naturally occurring quartz. Quartz is one of the most abun…
What Is Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Used For?
Chef Tellus on Oct 15th 2020

When you hear the ingredient Ascorbic Acid you immediately think the worst. It's a corrosive, causti…
What makes soft-serve ice cream soft?
Ingredi on Jul 24th 2019

Frozen desserts are incredibly popular in the US, especially during the summer months. When you…
Ice cream
What is Maltodextrin: Uses, and is it Vegan?
Ingredi on Jul 17th 2019

Summer is in full swing, which means people are trying to beat the heat by staying hydrated. If you…
​What Do Baked Goods and Wine Have in Common?
Ingredi on Jul 2nd 2019

Snickerdoodle cookies fresh from the oven, tangy lemon meringue pie, light-as-air angel food cake, …
cream of tartar
What Do Italian Ice and Toothpaste Have in Common?
Ingredi on Jun 6th 2019

There’s almost nothing better than enjoying a frozen treat on a hot summer day. Many ice cream and …
What is Acetic Acid?
Ingredi on May 15th 2019

If you’re familiar with vinegar and pickled foods, then you are at least somewhat familiar with ace…
Acetic acid
Sodium Nitrate vs. Sodium Nitrite
Ingredi on May 8th 2019

Unless you’re a chemist, it can be easy to forget the difference between sodium nitrate and sodium …
sodium nitrate
What is a Vegan and How Can You Adapt to a Vegan Lifestyle?
Ingredi on Apr 9th 2019

As more people turn to plant-based diets, it has become increasingly important for all industries to…
What is Halal?
Ingredi on Apr 2nd 2019

According to the religion of Islam, certain foods cannot be consumed unless specific requirements ar…
The Ultimate Toss-Up: What is America’s Most Popular Salad Dressing?
Ingredi on Mar 22nd 2019

The Most-Used Salad Dressing Ranch dressing takes the number one spot as America’s most p…
How to Make Green Beer for St. Patrick's Day
Ingredi on Mar 12th 2019

Whether you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just like the color, you may want to parti…
What are Food Preservatives?
Ingredi on Feb 28th 2019

Food preservation is one of humankind’s oldest technologies and has always been a means for surviva…
Is Soy Lecithin Gluten-Free?
Ingredi on Feb 20th 2019

Soy lecithin is a popular ingredient that is commonly found on the food labels of hundreds of proce…
soy lecithin
BASF Trilon NA: Food-Grade Chelating Agent
Ingredi on Feb 13th 2019

When it comes to the large-scale production of food, longevity and product stability are always con…
Is Wine Vegetarian?
Ingredi on Feb 6th 2019

Everyone loves a fine wine: it’s polished, has no astringent taste, and its color is exactly what y…
7 Uses for Borax Around the Home
Ingredi on Jan 23rd 2019

If you’re trying to be less wasteful, you’re probably interested in products that are very versatil…
What is sodium bicarbonate?
Ingredi on Jan 16th 2019

Commonly called “baking soda,” sodium bicarbonate is a salt made of a sodium cation and a bicarbonat…
sodium bicarbonate
Why do almond milk and other plant-based beverages contain additives?
Ingredi on Jan 9th 2019

The popularity of plant-based beverages is on the rise. Whether individuals are seeking to avoid da…
What Is Calcium Chloride And What Is It Used For?
Ingredi on Jan 3rd 2019

Also referred to as calcium dichloride and E509, calcium chloride is an inorganic compound that cla…
What’s the difference between “wet” and “dry” scallops?
Ingredi on Dec 27th 2018

Whether you’re picking up seafood from your local fish market or grocery store, you might encounter…
What is Citric Acid and How is it Used?
Ingredi on Dec 11th 2018

Citric acid is a weak organic acid that occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables, particularl…
Citric Acid
Take your baking to the next level with macerated berries and malic acid
Ingredi on Dec 4th 2018

Topping a good cheesecake or ice cream with berries is one of the best ways to enjoy a decadent des…
​What is Guar Gum?
Ingredi on Nov 26th 2018

You may have seen it on ingredient labels or on food blogs as a natural additive for gluten-free ba…
guar gum
How to make the ultimate vegan brownies
Ingredi on Nov 19th 2018

Here at, we sell products that are suitable for people who follow all kinds of die…
​What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder?
Ingredi on Nov 12th 2018

It may seem rather cliché at this point, but baking really is a science. When baking, the ingredien…
baking soda
How Pumpkin Spice Became the Flavor of Fall
Ingredi on Oct 29th 2018

One of the best things about changing seasons is enjoying seasonal food and beverages. While most f…
pumpkin spice
Commercial and Home Canning Food Preservation Ingredients
Ingredi on Sep 4th 2018

Before it became a convenience factor, food preservation was a matter of survival. Just like the hi…
Five Popular Uses for Xanthan Gum
Ingredi on Aug 21st 2018

Xanthan gum is a widely-used food additive found in a wide range of food and beverage products. T…
xanthan gum
Understanding kosher: What to know to keep your kitchen kosher
Ingredi on Aug 14th 2018

Kosher foods fall into one of three categories: meat, dairy, or pareve. These food items follow str…
What does lactic acid do?
Ingredi on Aug 10th 2018

Lactic acid is a compound that is produced naturally as well as synthetically. It forms naturally i…
lactic acid
What’s the difference between Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth and Pool Grade Diatomaceous Earth?
Ingredi on Jul 27th 2018

The uses for diatomaceous earth (DE) are incredibly varied. DE is used with livestock, for pest con…
diatomaceous earth
Bread Fun Facts: How to tell if it's fresh
Ingredi on Jul 19th 2018

There’s nothing better than a loaf of fresh bread. But—other than the expiration date printed on th…
What makes wine acidic?
Ingredi on Jul 11th 2018

That fresh, tart, or sour taste you get when you sip some wine is because of acidity. Acids a…
These 4 Additives Can Make Your Beer Better
Ingredi on Jul 2nd 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what additives are used in beer, you’re in for a treat. Here at Ingredi, we…
Caffeine Anhydrous vs. Caffeine: What's The Difference?
Ingredi on Jun 26th 2018

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring central nervous system stimulant found in approximately sixty pla…
What’s the difference between sorbic acid and potassium sorbate preservatives?
Ingredi on Jun 21st 2018

When it comes to choosing the right preservative and antimicrobial agent, a question that often ari…
sorbic acid
How much slime can you make with a 56 lb bag of borax?
Ingredi on Jun 12th 2018

Currently, the world record for the largest batch of slime is at 6 tons—it was mixed in a pool by a…
Sorbic Acid vs Potassium Sorbate
Ingredi on Jun 4th 2018

Sorbic acid and potassium sorbate both work as chemical additives in numerous products used daily. S…
sorbic acid
Potassium Sorbate vs Campden Tablets in Wine Making
Ingredi on Jun 4th 2018

One of the most important parts of winemaking is keeping fermentation, yeast, and bacteria in check…
potassium sorbate
Is Citric Acid A Preservative? | What You Need to Know
Ingredi on Jun 4th 2018

In the age of health-conscious eating and wanting to know exactly what we put in our bodies, qu…
is citric acid a preservative