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Black sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) in a bowl, on a wooden spoon, and  sprinkled out under spoon.

Black sesame seeds
Black sesame seeds are one of the oldest seeds. They are particularly rich in valuable nutrients and have a more intense flavor than white sesame seeds. Water 4.7%  26/20/55  LA 57:1 ALA

Homemade apple syrup (apple butter) in mason jar with apples behind it.

Apple juice concentrate
Apple juice concentrate is used to sweeten a wide variety of dishes. Using even small amounts gives dishes a nice sweet flavor. Water 9.6%  93/03/04  LA 6:1 ALA

Vegetables, raw, untreated: beefsteak tomatoes, comparison between cherry tomatoes (left) and beefsteak tomatoes (right).

Beefsteak tomato
The large, flat beefsteak tomato is one of the most commonly cultivated varieties. Compared to smaller tomatoes, they are less juicy and have a thicker skin. Water 93.9%  77/19/04  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, dried basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Dried basil
Dried basil is used primarily as a spice in the kitchen. It is also used in traditional medicine, for example, as an essential oil. Water 10.4%  64/31/05  LA 1:1 ALA

Swiss chard on a dish towel. People who tend to get kidney stones (calcium oxalate stones) should avoid eating Swiss chard as it has a high oxalic acid content.

Swiss chard
When it comes to Swiss chard, both the stalks and leaves are edible. The taste is reminiscent of spinach, but is comparatively more intense and savory. Water 92.7%  65/31/03  LA : ALA

Cashew nut, dry, not salted - Anacardium occidentale, unpeeled in shell, peeled next to it.

Dry roasted cashews, unsalted
Roasted cashews are mildly sweet and have a nutty flavor. The roasting process deactivates the toxic oil cardol they contain. Water 1.7%  35/16/49  LA 48:1 ALA

Long-grain rice, white, uncooked: close-up of untreated long-grain rice, which includes, for example, jasmine and basmati rice.

Long-grain white rice
White long-grain rice is mainly used in salty and hearty dishes. It is served as a side dish or combined with other ingredients. Water 11.6%  91/08/01  LA : ALA

Two pieces of seitan (wheat gluten) in a plastic box

Seitan (wheat gluten)
Seitan (vital wheat gluten) is a popular plant-based alternative to meat. Unlike tofu, seitan products have a consistency similar to that of meat. Water 8.2%  15/83/02  LA : ALA

Pomegranate on napkin, glass carafe with classic pomegranate syrup next to it.

Pomegranate syrup
Classic pomegranate syrup contains only the juice of pomegranates and sugar, without the addition of any ingredients that would change the taste. Water 67.9%  92/05/03  LA : ALA

A carafe of peanut oil, peanuts in their shell to the right, and a spoonful of shelled peanuts in the foreground.

Peanut oil
Peanut oil has a mild, savory flavor. It is a good choice to use with a number of dishes, for example, for stir-fries, deep-fried dishes, and salad dressings. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA !:0 ALA

Ripe passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) on a plate — a half of a passion fruit is shown in front

Passion fruit, skin removed
The most common types of passion fruit are the smaller dark purple variety and the larger yellowish green variety. Both are somewhat wrinkled when ripe. Water 72.9%  89/08/03  LA : ALA

Clove, ground - Syzygium aromaticum - on spoon, right next to dried and oil.

Ground cloves
Ground Cloves have quite an intense flavor because they contain essential oils (esp. eugenol). Water 9.9%  78/07/15  LA 4:1 ALA

Fresh raw shiitake mushrooms in angular wooden vessel on blue table, five mushrooms lying in front.

Shiitake mushroom
Shiitake mushrooms have a pleasant, savory taste called “umami” and taste great eaten raw. They are the second most common edible mushroom in the world. Water 89.7%  71/24/05  LA : ALA

Dried Brazil nuts in a dish. Brazil nuts are the seeds of the fruit of the Brazil nut tree, which is common in the rain forests of South America.

Brazil nut
Brazil nuts come from South America. Dried, they work well in salads or as an ingredient in sweet pastries. They are also the best vegetable source of selenium. Water 3.4%  13/15/72  LA !:0 ALA

Soy milk, original or vanilla, in a glass mug, with soybeans open and in a pod.

Soy milk, flavored (e.g., vanilla)
Soy milk, which is made from soy beans and water, can be used as a replacement for dairy milk. Flavored soy milk (e.g., vanilla) is good for dessert creations. Water 88.0%  56/29/15  LA : ALA

Quinoa in a bowl, cooked and ready to serve. Quinoa is actually not a grain. It is a pseudograin in the goosefoot genus and is therefore gluten-free.

Quinoa, cooked
Quinoa can be eaten both raw and cooked. The leaves can be used for salads, and the seeds are a very nice ingredient for muesli mixes. Water 71.6%  77/16/07  LA : ALA

Corn kernels and two cobs in sack, some grains are off - Zea mays mays L.

Yellow corn kernels
Corn is found in a wide variety of dishes, served as a side dish, and used to make corn flour. It contains more than 50 % carbohydrates. Water 10.4%  84/11/05  LA !:0 ALA

Raw white beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in a clay bowl on wooden table.

White beans, dry
White beans are rich in nutrients and can be used in a wide variety of dishes, from vegetable sides and purées to soups, salads, and stews. Water 11.3%  71/28/01  LA 1:1 ALA

Lupine flour - Lupinus albus - in wooden bowl. Supplier is the sweet lupin.

Lupine flour
Lupine flour contains all of the important amino acids and is also low in purine. It is suitable for baking and making protein-rich drinks. Water 6.2%  47/44/09  LA 4:1 ALA

“A spoonful of dairy yogurt (left) and soy yogurt (right), side by side against a red background”

Soy yogurt
Soy yogurt is made from soymilk using live bacteria cultures. It is gluten- and cholesterol-free and doesn’t contain any milk protein or lactose. Water 92.5%  39/51/10  LA : ALA