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Heaped psyllium husks (Plantago psyllium).
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Bastique (Cary Bass), Wikipedia
  • 41 kcal
  • Water 7%
  • 98/01/00 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.03 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.10 g
Psyllium is used in cooking as a food thickener and stabilizer. It is a plant-based source of fiber that absorbs water and stimulates digestion.
Black Salsify - Scorzonera hispanica, two cut open - with existing "Milk Juice".
© Bought from Bernd Jürgens, fotolia
  • 54 kcal
  • Water 74%
  • 92/06/02 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.14 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.10 g
The garden black salsify (winter asparagus, black salsify) can be a particularly healthy delicacy if you know how to peel and prepare it.
Umeboshi suitable as a fruit and as a paste. See center in the plate with rice soup.
© Bought from miwa, fotolia
  • 34 kcal
  • Water 70%
  • 88/09/02 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.04 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.01 g
Umeboshi is a paste made from pickled ume fruit. This salty paste is added to many dishes and sides to give them a fruity and sour flavor.
Citrus sautee and grated lemon with lemon rasps in square ceramic bowl.
© Bought from DramaSan, fotolia
  • 47 kcal
  • Water 82%
  • 90/08/02 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.06 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.03 g
Raw lemon peel brings in a delicious flavor. It is used in dishes either whole or grated. Make sure to only use the peel of organic citrus fruits.
Four cassia cinnamon sticks (1–3 mm thick) tied together on a brown woven fabric.
© Bought from Scisetti Alfio, fotolia
  • 247 kcal
  • Water 11%
  • 94/05/01 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.04 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.01 g
Cinnamon sticks taste sweet and flavorsome thanks to the essential oils they contain. You can read about ground cinnamon on our page on ground cinnnamon.
Dried porcini mushrooms in a wooden bowl with fresh porcini mushrooms on top.
© Bought from Monika_1, Shutterstock
  • 269 kcal
  • Water 1%
  • 64/32/03 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.34 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 1.4 g
Porcini mushrooms are among the most popular of all edible mushrooms. In dried form, they have a more intense flavor since mushrooms contain over 80% water.
Raw wheat bran, in and spilling out of a wooden measuring scoop
© Bought from photocrew, fotolia
  • 216 kcal
  • Water 10%
  • 77/18/05 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 2.0 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.17 g
Wheat bran (raw) remains as a by-product of flour production. Bran (organic?) Is rich in nutrients and supports the intestines with digestive problems.
Lemon bush (Aloysia citrodora) flowers in nature.
© CC0
  • 235 kcal
  • Water 16%
  • 58/38/04 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.28 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.21 g
Thanks to its citrus flavor, lemon verbena is often used as a seasoning. As a tea infusion, it has the effects of stimulating appetite and promoting digestion.
Chicory (endive) - Cichorium intybus - lying on a red plate, also cut open.
© Bought from Victority, fotolia
  • 17 kcal
  • Water 95%
  • 80/18/02 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.04 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.01 g
Chicory has a pleasant bitter flavor and nice smooth taste. It can be eaten raw as a salad, steamed, fried, cooked, or in a casserole.
Fresh raw organic endive (chicory) on a kitchen board ready to be chopped.
© Bought from Brent Hofacker, Shutterstock
  • 17 kcal
  • Water 94%
  • 70/26/04 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.08 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.01 g
The endive is rich in vitamins and minerals. They can be used raw in the form of lettuce as well as in cooked form.
Wild growing ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) in a field.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Hajotthu, Wikimedia Commons
  • 22 kcal
  • Water 87%
  • 73/24/04 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.06 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.11 g
Ribwort plantain is used in salads and as a medicinal herb with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities.
The "Big nettle", Urtica dioica, wild-growing, often called common nettle, stinging nettle.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Simplicius, Wikipedia
  • 42 kcal
  • Water 88%
  • 73/26/01 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica, Young Nettles) have culinary and medicinal uses, especially in naturopathy.
Cocoa powder, raw and unsweetened, in a white ceramic mortar and pestle.
© CC-by 2.0, Olaf Pokorny, flickr.com
  • 228 kcal
  • Water 3%
  • 63/21/15 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.44 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Cocoa powder (unsweetened) is available raw or roasted. Natural cocoa powder is usually lighter in color than processed powder. Organic?
A bunch of Moroccan mint (Mentha spicata)
© Bought from emer, fotolia
  • 44 kcal
  • Water 86%
  • 68/26/06 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.05 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.34 g
Moroccan mint is a cultivar of spearmint. It has a milder flavor than peppermint and is especially well suited for use in a wide variety of recipes.
Spearmint - Mentha spicata - leaves still on the plant, typical appearance. Not peppermint!
© Bought from banjongseal168, Shutterstock
  • 44 kcal
  • Water 86%
  • 68/26/06 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.05 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.34 g
Spearmint has a refreshing, slightly sharp taste. It is used to season and garnish a variety of dishes. Green mint tea is also used as a natural remedy.
White cabbage and all of the ingredients and tools for making  sauerkraut.
© Bought from kab-vision, fotolia
  • 19 kcal
  • Water 93%
  • 80/17/03 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.03 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.03 g
Sauerkraut, fermented in liquid, is rich in lactic acid, vitamins, and minerals. You can also buy raw sauerkraut that is ready to eat.
Capers, pickled (Capparis spinosa): pickled capers in a bowl
© Public Domain, Danielle Keller, Wikipedia
  • 23 kcal
  • Water 84%
  • 60/29/11 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.11 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.18 g
Capers cannot be eaten raw. Pickled capers have a savory, spicy flavor.
Fresh thyme (Thymus vulgaris) as a bundle on a light background.
© Public Domain, Evan-Amos, Wikipedia
  • 101 kcal
  • Water 65%
  • 77/18/05 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.08 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.45 g
Thyme is a particularly healthy spice thanks to the essential oil it contains. It can be used to treat colds, congestion, whooping cough, and bronchitis.
Sumac, Gerber Sumac (spice) - Rhus coriaria, piled on blue surface.
© Bought from Elena Moiseeva, fotolia
  • 340 kcal
  • 75/05/20 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Sumac is a tangy, lemony spice found primarily in Middle Eastern spice mixes. Read in the link about important things to know when purchasing and using sumac.
Two kohlrabi freshly harvested plus one cut open. - Brassica oleracea (Gongylodes Group)
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia
  • 27 kcal
  • Water 91%
  • 78/21/01 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.02 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.03 g
Kohlrabi is a vegetable commonly grown and eaten in the German-speaking countries. It is similar in taste to broccoli and is eaten raw or cooked.