A Lexicon for Pinterest Blueberry Recipes
Use this handy word list when you’re searching Pinterest for blueberry recipes.
If you’ve ever searched Pinterest for blueberry recipes, chances are you’ve come across a few terms that give you pause. ‘What does it mean if these blueberry muffins are paleo?’ you might think, or ‘why are these brownies labelled clean?’ Look through this handy guide whenever you get stumped, and to know exactly what such blueberry recipes are all about. After all, you don’t want to miss a great recipe because you don’t understand it’s title.
Types of Blueberry Recipe Recipes
Many of these terms will be familiar to you, and those that aren’t will be made clear from here on out.
Vegetarian: What constitutes a ‘vegetarian’ recipe can vary, but traditionally, it means the recipe has no meat in it. For some people, this extends to eggs, fish, and seafood, for others it does not.
Vegan: Similar to vegetarian, the term ‘vegan’ means different things to different people. However, most would agree that a vegan recipe is one that is completely free of animal products, such as milk, cheese, certain gelatins and more.
Gluten-free. Gluten is made of proteins found in wheat. Celiac-disease sufferers or those with gluten intolerance are unable to process gluten, and it causes severe discomfort and damage to the digestion system. Gluten-free blueberry recipes contain no wheat whatsoever.
Paleo. A blueberry recipe that is labelled as Paleo is one that follows the Paleo Diet. This diet seeks to mimic the diet of modern humans that evolved during the Paleolithic Period (because the term ‘caveman’ is historically inaccurate). Basically, if the hunter-gatherers of approximately 50,000 years ago couldn’t eat it, it’s not part of the Paleo Diet. So, the Paleo Diet consists of seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, vegetables, fish, eggs and meat, and it avoids sugars, grains, legumes, dairy, processed oils, salts, alcohol and coffee. The aim of the Paleo Diet is to improve health.
Clean. A clean blueberry recipe isn’t one that’s free of literal dirt, but for those who follow the Clean Diet it is free of figurative dirt. The ‘clean’ label refers to foods that are whole, without additives and unprocessed. Components of this diet are whole foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.
Raw. Similar to the clean diet, but taking it a step further, the Raw Diet utilizes whole, unprocessed foods, but labels cooking as a form of processing. Blueberry recipes that are labelled ‘raw’ use whole ingredients that are unprocessed and not cooked.
Organic. The organic label means that foods (or their ingredients) were grown without the use of pesticides or other chemicals as set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).