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Heaped psyllium husks (Plantago psyllium).
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Bastique (Cary Bass), Wikipedia
  • 41 kCal
  • Water 7.1%
  • 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.
Dried porcini mushrooms in a wooden bowl with fresh porcini mushrooms on top.
© Bought from Monika_1, Shutterstock
  • 269 kCal
  • Water 1.4%
  • 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.
Curry powder in black bowl and wooden spoon. Curry is a mixture of about 12 spices.
© Bought from ALF photo, fotolia
  • 325 kCal
  • Water 8.8%
  • 66/17/17
  • Ω-6 (LA) 2.8 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.26 g
Curry powder is a spice mix that contains about 13 different ingredients. It is used to season a wide variety of sauces and dishes.
Ground cinnamon—Cinnamomum aromaticum—with cinnamon sticks and two unrelated leaves on top.
© Bought from Floydine, fotolia
  • 247 kCal
  • Water 10.6%
  • 94/05/01
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.04 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.01 g
Ground cinnamon is used to flavor a variety of dishes. The substance coumarin, which is found in higher levels in cheap cinnamon, may be harmful to your health.
Four cassia cinnamon sticks (1–3 mm thick) tied together on a brown woven fabric.
© Bought from Scisetti Alfio, fotolia
  • 247 kCal
  • Water 10.6%
  • 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.
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.
Raw wheat bran, in and spilling out of a wooden measuring scoop
© Bought from photocrew, fotolia
  • 216 kCal
  • Water 9.9%
  • 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.
Rosemary dried on a wooden spoon, fresh rosemary next to it - Rosmarinus officinalis.
© Bought from New Africa, fotolia
  • 331 kCal
  • Water 9.3%
  • 76/06/18
  • Ω-6 (LA) 1.2 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 1.1 g
Dried rosemary is a healthy and fragrant herb that tastes slightly peppery and bitter. It serves mainly as a spice, but has decorative and medicinal uses.
Herbs: spices, dried oregano (Origanum vulgare)
© CC-0 1.0, Henna, Wikipedia
  • 265 kCal
  • Water 9.9%
  • 84/11/05
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.75 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.62 g
Oregano plays a major role in Italian, Greek, and Spanish cuisines. It has a slightly bitter and warm taste. Oregano is closely related to sweet majoram.
Coriander seed, (Coriandrum sativum): wooden scoop and bowl, cilantro plant on the left in the back.
© Bought from sommai, fotolia
  • 298 kCal
  • Water 8.9%
  • 65/15/21
  • Ω-6 (LA) 1.8 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Coriander seeds are often sold as a ground spice. The essential oils linalool and geraniol give the spice its characteristic smell.
Dried marjoram (Origanum majorana) spread out on a plane surface.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Jonathunder, Wikimedia
  • 271 kCal
  • Water 7.6%
  • 75/16/09
  • Ω-6 (LA) 1.2 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 3.2 g
Dried marjoram is a popular seasoning that contains many essential oils. It is used primarily in sausages, potato dishes, and sauces.
Fennel seeds piled high, on top of it a wooden spoon with fennel seeds - Foeniculum vulgare.
© Bought from pinkomelet, fotolia
  • 345 kCal
  • Water 8.8%
  • 63/19/18
  • Ω-6 (LA) 1.7 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Fennel seed serves as the main spice for a variety of dishes. It can also be used to make an aromatic tea that is soothing for the stomach and intestines.
Carob: Carob legume (carob, carube) and carob powder in a plate.
© Bought from joanna wnuk, fotolia
  • 222 kCal
  • Water 3.6%
  • 94/05/01
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.21 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.00 g
Carob powder is very low in fat and free of the stimulating substances contained in caffeine. It has a fruity, caramel flavor and can be substituted for cocoa.
Real cumin (seed cumin), seeds on wooden scoop and around it - Carum carvi.
© Bought from dima_pics, fotolia
  • 333 kCal
  • Water 9.9%
  • 59/23/17
  • Ω-6 (LA) 3.1 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.15 g
Caraway seed is one of the oldest spices, and thanks to its antispasmodic properties and other health benefits, it is also used as a medicinal plant.
Dried basil piled up on a light-coloured base.
© CC-0 1.0, Henna, Wikipedia
  • 233 kCal
  • Water 10.4%
  • 64/31/05
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.20 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.30 g
Dried basil is used primarily as a spice in the kitchen. It is also used in traditional medicine, for example, as an essential oil.
Cocoa powder, raw, unsweetened in a mortar of white ceramic with pestle.
© CC-by 2.0, Olaf Pokorny,
  • 228 kCal
  • Water 3.0%
  • 63/21/15
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.44 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Unsweetened cocoa is available either raw (cacao or cocoa powder, not cocao) or roasted. Raw powder is lighter in color than processed (alkalized) powder.
Dried, real thyme (Thymus vulgaris) piled on a light surface.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Daniel78, Wikimedia
  • 276 kCal
  • Water 7.8%
  • 79/11/09
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.50 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.69 g
Thyme is a particularly healthy spice because of its essential thyme oil. Thanks to its long shelf life, the dried variety is especially popular.
Coconut flour in a glass bowl (Cocos nucifera): in the background, coconut oil on the left and a whole coconut on the right.
© Bought from Heike Rau, fotolia
  • 290 kCal
  • Water 8.5%
  • 61/23/16
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.13 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.00 g
Coconut flour is a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour and is used to prepare sweets and baked goods. It is also used as a binder for sauces.
Two shades of ground paprika and paprika seeds in bowls surrounded by different chili varieties.
© Bought from Igor, fotolia
  • 282 kCal
  • Water 11.2%
  • 67/17/16
  • Ω-6 (LA) 7.3 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.45 g
The spiciness and flavor of ground paprika depends primarily on the type of peppers and the parts of the plant used to produce it.
Chili powder: A sliced chili pepper to the left then increasingly smaller pieces to the right.
© Bought from phive2015, fotolia
  • 282 kCal
  • Water 10.8%
  • 64/17/18
  • Ω-6 (LA) 7.5 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.52 g
Chili powder is obtained from one of more varieties of chili pepper and sometimes contains other spices such as cayenne pepper.