Grenadine substitutes
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Grenadine substitutes

First things first, what is grenadine? Grenadine is a pomegranate syrup (usually non-alcoholic) that is deep red in color and has a sweet flavor. Originally, grenadine was made from reduced pomegranate juice, sugar, and water. Currently, store-bought grenadine has additional ingredients including corn syrup, sodium benzoate, and artificial colors. The most common use of grenadine…

Lard substitutes
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Lard substitutes

First things first, what is lard? Lard is a semi-solid ingredient that is made by rendering the fat tissue of the pig. During the rendering process, manufacturers separate the pork fat from portions of a hog, the pork belly, or the pork shoulder. Lard has been in existence since time immemorial. You are likely to…

Cognac substitutes
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Cognac substitutes

First things first, what is cognac? Cognac is a wine grape brandy that is exclusively made in the Cognac region of France. There are very strict regulations regarding the production of brandy, and all manufacturers use a specific type of grapes. Once cognac is made into brandy, manufacturers age it in oak barrels for at…

Longan vs Lychee
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Longan vs Lychee

Longan and lychee are some of the tropical fruits that are hard to tell apart, especially if you do not interact with them often. I admit that I could hardly tell them apart at the beginning, but over time it got easier. Longan and lychee are closely related, and they have several similarities. However, they…