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thi kuh ner

  • n  any material used to thicken

  • Argo representatives say that their laundry product contains nothing but cornstarch, a common thickener for soups and desserts.
  • Lab tests found it in wheat gluten, a gravy thickener used in wet pet food.
  • It may be one of the more unlikely food crazes of recent times, but agar-agar (the flavorless, seaweed-based thickener used in soups and jellies) is hip at least in Japan .
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  • Having a wheat allergy doesn’t mean you have to give up on everything
    Dear Barbara: I’ve recently been told that I am allergic to wheat. I don’t mind giving up the bread, etc., but I don’t want to give up my gravy, sauces and soups. What can I use as a thickener other than flour? I know I can use cornstarch, but I don’t like it; it tastes chalky to me. Is there anything else I can use? — Michelle from Stockton
    June 28, 2013 - Lodi News-Sentinel

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