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Open Vanilla

Vanilla ( Vanilla planifolia ) is a common flavoring used in many foods, particularly desserts and sauces. The vanilla plant, a member of the orchid

Vegetable oils

Vegetable oils are purified fats of plant origin that are either liquid or solid at room temperature. Vegetable oils are used for cooking, frying, and

Open Vegetarianism

VEGETARIANISM, IN ITS broadest definition, is a dietary pattern where meat, fish, and poultry are excluded. Frequently, vegetarians will exclude

Open Vinegar

sour liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid and water, produced by the action of bacteria on dilute solutions of ethyl alcohol derived from previous


land on which cultivation of the grape —known as viticulture—takes place. As many as 40 varieties of grape, Vitis vinifera, are known. The few that

Open Vodka

The art of distilling vodka appeared sometime late in the 14th or early 15th century in territory occupied by Slavs. Lack of documentation concerning