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Horseradish (Moringa olifera, miracle tree) left: fresh leaves, dried and powder on the right.
© Bought from samuelgarces, fotolia

Moringa tree (moringa), leaves, raw
Moringa leaves (moringa tree, drumstick tree) are very nutritious. The pods and leaves are used as vegetables while the root is used as a spicy seasoning. Water 78.7%  43/49/07  LA : ALA

Algae and marine plants, also dried: seaweed, agar-agar, dried
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Unkky, Wikipedia

Agar-agar is obtained from algae and often used as a vegetarian substitute for gelatin. It is also used in research and medicine. Water 8.7%  93/07/00  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.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

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 (23.9g) !:0 (0g) 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.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

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

Cornstarch (maize starch) in small orange ceramic bowl surrounded by corn.
© Bought from minadezhda, fotolia

Cornstarch was was discovered in 1840 by Thomas Kingsford. It is normally used today, whereas potato starch or grain starches used to be more common. Water 8.3%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Rice noodles vary from 1 mm thick vermicelli to 10 mm wide flat noodles
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Popo le Chien, Wikipedia

Rice noodles
Rice noodles are noodles made from rice. They are a staple ingredient in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and parts of China. Water 11.9%  92/07/01  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.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Inke Weissenborn, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

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

Mushrooms, treated, and mushroom products: porcini mushrooms, dried (Boletus edulis)
© GFDL 1.2, Nino Barbieri, Wikipedia

Dried porcini mushroom
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. Water 1.4%  64/32/03  LA (0.3g) 1:4 (1.4g) ALA

Black sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) in a bowl, on a wooden spoon, and  sprinkled out under spoon.
© Bought from aedkafl, fotolia

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 (21.4g) 57:1 (0.4g) ALA

Cashew nut, dry, not salted - Anacardium occidentale, unpeeled in shell, peeled next to it.
© Bought from Luis Echeverri Urrea, fotolia

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 (7.7g) 48:1 (0.2g) ALA

Table wine, white: white wine, unspecified type, in a glass with grapes in the background.
© Bought from Gina Sanders, fotolia

White wine
White wine is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages. It is often used in cooking to enhance the flavor of sauces. Water 86.9%  97/03/00  LA : ALA

Soy milk, original or vanilla, in a glass mug, with soybeans open and in a pod.
© Bought from juefraphoto, fotolia

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

Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum): photo from Greek oregano growing wild.
© CC-by 3.0, Forest & Kim Starr, Wikipedia

Greek oregano
Greek oregano has a very intense flavor that is retained when the spice heated. It is commonly used as a spice for salads, soups, marinades, and dips. Water 82.3%  74/13/12  LA (0.2g) 1:4 (0.8g) ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: red wine vinegar
© CC-by-sa 2.0, michael clarke stuff, Wikimedia

Red wine vinegar
Red wine vinegar is a great way to flavor foods without adding fat or calories. In medicine, it is used to treat digestive disorders and respiratory diseases. Water 94.5%  87/13/00  LA : ALA

Corn kernels and two cobs in sack, some grains are off - Zea mays mays L.
© Bought from goldbany, fotolia

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 (2.1g) !:0 (0.1g) ALA

Raw vegetables: sweet onion (Allium cepa)
© Public Domain, Amanda Mills,

Sweet onion
Sweet onions don’t have the sharp, astringent taste of other varieties, can be white or yellow in color, and often have a flat saucer shape. Water 91.2%  90/09/01  LA : ALA

Two pieces of seitan (wheat gluten) in a plastic box
© GFDL 1.2, Rainer Zenz, Wikipedia

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

Sweet pointed peppers (Capsicum annuum): Sweet pointed pepper of the variety "Tap de Cortí" on a white background. This pepper is cultivated only on Mallorca.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Marcosgarrido88, Wikimedia Commons

Sweet pointed pepper
Sweet pointed peppers are a type of red pepper that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Compared to other peppers, pointed peppers have a thinner skin. Water 87.0%  83/08/08  LA : ALA

Fruit juices: unsweetened apple juice, without any added ascorbic acid
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Verband der deutschen Fruchtsaftindustrie e.V., Wikimedia Commons

Unsweetened apple juice
Unsweetened apple juice is used not only as a drink, but also as an ingredient for sauces and baked goods. It is sweet even though no extra sugar is added. Water 88.2%  98/01/01  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, saffron  (Crocus sativus)
© CC-by-sa 4.0, Hubertl, Wikipedia

Saffron threads contain substances such as picrocrocin, which is responsible for its taste, and crocin, which gives it a golden yellow color. Water 11.9%  79/14/07  LA (0.8g) 1:2 (1.2g) ALA