Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Food & Health News

How Aquafaba is Transforming Vegan Cooking

A new ingredient is transforming vegan cooking: aquafaba.

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+.

Hailed as a genius replacement for egg whites, aquafaba is concocted by placing chickpea water (the leftover liquid from canned and dried chickpeas) into a blender before being mixed into a frothy whipped cream. The foamy ingredient, whose name is said to be a combination of the Latin words for “water” and “bean,” lends itself well to meringue, mousse, mayonnaise, pancakes and more. While aquafaba is a pure ingredient and a game-changer for vegans, it offers little in nutrition, providing only trace amounts of minerals and minimal protein. If you plan to make it yourself, be sure to select only BPA-free canned garbanzos.

See also 5 Vegan Breakfast Recipes from Jorge Cruise

promo logo