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Ingredients Glossary

Raisins (pitted)
Raisins (pitted)

Raisins are made by dehydrating grapes in a process using the heat of the sun or a mechanical process of oven drying. High in sugar – Fructose and Glucose and have also been proven to fight bacteria in the mouth that cause gum disease etc.

Red Kidney beans
Red Kidney beans

These popular beans are kidney shaped and are especially good in simmered dishes where they absorb flavours of the other foods which they are cooked. High in fibre.

Rice Bran
Rice Bran

Rice bran is a by product of the milling process of turning brown rice into white rice. Rice Bran is high in Anitoxidants and dietary Fibre.

Rice Flour
Rice Flour

Made from rice, Rice flour is Gluten Free and is best used for breading, sauces, or used as a thickener. It can be used as a mix with other Gluten Free flours (eg Soy Flour) in baking. It can also be used in recipes for crackers and Scottish Shortbread.

Rock Salt
Rock Salt

Rock salt is the mineral form of Sodium Chloride, otherwise known as Table Salt. It is a natural salt that has not been processed, so it is much coarser than Table salt. It contains high levels of minerals, and can be used to encrust meats, chicken or fish and oven bake. It is not usually used directly in cooking as it takes a long time to dissolve.

Rolled Barley
Rolled Barley

Keeps your blood sugar levels 20 to 30% lower than other morning grains like whole wheat for up to 10 hours.

Rolled Rice
Rolled Rice

Steamed, Rolled and Dried rice, cooked like rolled oats and ideal for Coeliacs.

Rolled Rye – Steam, Rolled and Dried Rye
Rolled Rye – Steam, Rolled and Dried Rye

Rye is a wonderfully complex cereal which has a distinct nutty flavour and a bit of crunch. Rye fibre is full of non-cellulose polysaccharides.

Rolled Triticale
Rolled Triticale

Triticale is a hybrid between wheat and rye. It has more gluten than rye and more protein than either rye or wheat. The word triticale comes from the Latin words for wheat (triticum) and rye (secale). It is darker in colour than rolled oats.

Rose Water

This alcohol free extract contains a delicate rose fragrance and flavour, and is used in making Turkish Delight, as well as many other Middle Eastern desserts.

Rye Flour
Rye Flour

Is flour milled from whole rye grain, used to make Rye bread and sourdough loaves. It creates a heavier texture and darker colour than white bread. Breads made using rye flour will be high in bran and soluble fibre.