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Why is a tomato red? Why an orange orange? What does an egg consist of? Why is an Oreo black?

Those are just a few of the questions we ask ourselves when truly digging into our food ingredients. When you really understand and research your ingredients, you will better understand how your food is made. So, we research food ingredients extensively, to help you feel more comfortable using them and knowing how they work.

If you want to learn more about how ingredients change when you use them check out our posts on using ingredients.
If you want to compare ingredients and know which one to choose for which application, we have a category for that too!

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Why a Lemon is Yellow

No, we can’t answer the philosophical question, of why a lemon has a yellow color. But, we can explain what it is that makes a lemon yellow. Hint, it’s molecules, a specific group of molecules called carotenoids.

orange slices

What Makes an Orange, Orange?

Oranges are orange. Not sure which was named first here, the fruit or the color? But, that’s not what we’re interested in anyway. We want to know, why do oranges have this bright, orange color? What is the underlying chemistry?…

brown raisins

How Raisins Are Made

Raisins are dried grapes, nothing more, and nothing less (most of the time). But, since grapes contain a lot of water, it requires some smart processing and proper quality control to make sure those grapes actually turn into raisins.