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Food glossary

Croutons

Croutons

Croutons are cubes or small pieces of bread that are fried or toasted to produce crispy 'bites'. Fresh sea salt and herb croutons are available from Waitrose.

Uses: Croutons are an ideal accompaniment to sprinkle over soups and salads - they add an interesting crunchy texture as well as flavour.

To store: Store unopened croutons in a cool, dry place and eat by the use by date. Once opened store in an airtight container.

Garlic croutons

Mini bread organic garlic croutons are available in Waitrose and will add a continental flavour to a variety of dishes.

Uses: Garlic croutons are an ideal accompaniment to sprinkle over soups and salads or serve them with a selection of Waitrose dips for a tasty starter.

To store: Store unopened croutons in a cool, dry place and eat by the use by date. Once opened store in an airtight container.