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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Ingredients Glossary > Glossary > Pamona's pectin

Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and whole foods ingredients are sometimes confusing. Everyone knows what carrots are.  But what about arrowroot starch, coconut oil, umeboshi vinegar, or miso?  Here is a growing glossary of ingredients that may be slightly off the beaten path. 

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Pamona's Pectin

A fruit-pectin based thickener that is perfect for canning, and can be used without sugar for making jam. Pamona's Pectin can be found at natural grocers and online.  Each package of Pamona's includes the pectin as well as calcium powder to make the calcium water, and a handy recipe chart and instructions.