What is ingredient?

  • (noun): A component of a mixture or compound.
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An ingredient is a substance that forms part of a mixture (in a general sense). For example, in cooking, recipes specify which ingredients are used to prepare a specific dish. Many commercial products contain a secret ingredient that is purported to make them better than competing products. In the pharmaceutical industry, an active ingredient is that part of a formulation that yields the effect required by the customer.

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Artificial Ingredient
... An artificial ingredient usually refers to an ingredient which is artificial or man-made, such as Artificial flavor Food additive Food coloring Preservative Sugar substitute ...
Mummia - Meaning
... The term "mummy", referring to preserved corpses, is derived from the ingredient mummia ... often utilized asphaltum (Persian mumiya) as an ingredient for filling the empty body cavities once the organs were removed ... asphaltum, and the resulting demand for the ingredient caused the term to be applied to the dead bodies required to harvest it as much as to the ingredient itself ...
... on the global distribution and toxicity of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), the "key ingredient" of Scotchgard ... The compound perfluorooctanesulfonamide (PFOSA), a PFOS precursor, was an ingredient and also has been described as the "key ingredient" of Scotchgard ...
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... Kitchen Miyake's Kitchen Winner (Votes) 01 2005-04-14 Ten don Chef Ryoji Hamamoto Special Ingredient Anago from Taima, Nagasaki Prefecture Oyakodon Chef Kouou Sugiura Special Ingredient. 8-3) 17 2005-08-11 Sanuki Udon Chef Sei Mitsuzono Special Ingredient Chikuwa from Kanonji, Kagawa Morioka Reimen Chef Akira Yokota Special ...
Satay Bee Hoon - Ingredient
... The main ingredient of satay bee hoon is satay sauce ... Cuttlefish, kang kong, bean sprouts, pork slices, prawns and cockles can be added to the vermicelli before spreading the sauce ...

More definitions of "ingredient":

  • (noun): Food that is a component of a mixture in cooking.
    Synonyms: fixings

Famous quotes containing the word ingredient:

    Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality; for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    Women of fashion and character—I do not mean absolutely unblemished—are a necessary ingredient in the composition of good company; the attention which they require, and which is always paid them by well-bred men, keeps up politeness, and gives a habit of good-breeding; whereas men, when they live together without the lenitive of women in company, are apt to grow careless, negligent, and rough among one another.
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    Truth is that concordance of an abstract statement with the ideal limit towards which endless investigation would tend to bring scientific belief, which concordance the abstract statement may possess by virtue of the confession of its inaccuracy and one-sidedness, and this confession is an essential ingredient of truth.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)