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Legumes, raw, untreated: Lentils of different colors - Lens culinaris.
© Public Domain, Rainer Zenz, Wikimedia Commons

Dry red lentils
Red lentils contain high amounts of protein and are easy to digest. In addition, they are also rich in fiber, B vitamins, and minerals such as zinc. Water 7.8%  71/27/02  LA (0.9g) 4:1 (0.3g) ALA

Mushrooms, raw: oyster mushrooms, raw (Pleurotus ostreatus)
© CC-by 2.0, Charl de Mile-Isles, Wikipedia

Oyster mushroom
Oyster mushrooms are one of the most popular varieties of edible mushrooms. The fresh mushroom caps smell a bit sweet and have a soft consistency. Water 89.2%  62/34/04  LA : ALA

Horseradish—Armoracia lapathifolia: Both the root and grated, on the left is freshly grated root.
© Bought from Eskymaks, fotolia

Horseradish root
Horseradish is known for its hot and spicy flavor. The root is grated and added to sauces, and as a medicinal remedy it is used to strengthen the immune system. Water 85.1%  86/09/05  LA : ALA

Wild growing ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) in a field.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Hajotthu, Wikimedia Commons

Ribwort plantain
Ribwort plantain is used in salads and as a medicinal herb with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities.   00/00/00  LA : ALA

Green beans on a plate. Green beans are often used as an ingredient in soups, casseroles, and other dishes. The seeds contain a high amount of protein.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Géraldine Korner, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Green beans
Thanks to their high protein content, green beans are an important basic food staple. However, they contain trisaccharides and can cause people to have gas. Water 90.3%  77/20/02  LA : ALA

Unripe (young) coconut with plenty of fluid and little pulp, one open.
© Bought from antpkr, fotolia

Fresh young coconut meat
Young coconuts contain coconut water and meat. The meat of young coconuts is thinner, softer, and lower in fat than that of older, riper coconuts.   53/12/35  LA : ALA

Hemp seed, unpeeled, raw - cannabis sativa - on wooden spoon and around it.
© Bought from Björn Wylezich, fotolia

Hemp seed, unshelled
Raw hemp seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and contain all of the essential amino acids. The unshelled variety is preferred for salads. Water 5.0%  10/35/55  LA (27.4g) 3:1 (8.7g) ALA

Top left: bowl with hemp oil — for the spring salad in the large bowl on the right.
© Bought from katharinarau, fotolia

Hemp oil
The color of the oil depends on the processing method. It has a nutty flavor and contains a high level of unsaturated fatty acid (e.g., gamma linolenic acid). Water 0.2%  00/00/100  LA (60.5g) 4:1 (16.4g) ALA

Wild plant small sorrel - Rumex acetosella: flowering plants in stony soil.
© Bought from LFRabanedo, fotolia

Red sorrel, Rumex acetosella, sheep's sorrel, sour weed
Red sorrel, Rumex acetosella, sheep's sorrel or sour weed has a sour taste and contains many natural chemicals, including oxalic acid. Water 92.1%  47/48/05  LA : ALA

Some raw maple of the sort "Nicola" in a heap - Solanum tuberosum.
© CC-by-sa 4.0, Freud, Wikimedia Commons

White potato
The most common type of potatoes grown around the world are white. Like other varieties, they contain solanine and should only be eaten raw in small amounts. Water 81.6%  90/10/01  LA : ALA

Blocks of uncooked frozen spinach leaves
© CC-by-sa 3.0, 3268zauber, Wikipedia

Frozen chopped or leaf spinach
Although the iron content of spinach was originally exaggerated, it is indeed rich in iron. Spinach is low in calories and contains many vitamins and minerals. Water 90.2%  50/43/07  LA : ALA

A pile of raw Granny Smith apples, ready-to-sell (Malus domestica)
© CC-by 2.0, Deborah Fitchett,

Granny Smith apple
The green Granny Smith cultivar is one of the most sour apple varieties. It is rich in antioxidants and phenols and tastes crisp and refreshing eaten raw. Water 85.5%  96/03/01  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw, untreated:  curry leaves  (Bergera koenigii)
© CC-by 2.0, Sonja Pauen, Wikipedia

Curry leaf
Curry leaves, the leaves of the curry tree, are used mainly in India and Sri Lanka as a spice to season a wide variety of dishes, often vegetarian dishes. Water 66.3%  78/19/03  LA : ALA

Black beans, cooked with plenty of water and chili peppers in bowl.
© Bought from FomaA, Adobe

Black beans, cooked, unsalted
Unlike dry black beans, cooked black beans can be eaten immediately. They work well as an ingredient for salads, soups, casseroles, and purées. Water 65.7%  72/27/02  LA (0.1g) 1:1 (0.1g) ALA

Ripe Fava beans (broad beans), raw - Vicia faba: open, unripe pods show us the typical kidney-bean shape of broad beans
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rasbak, Wikipedia

Shelled fava beans (broad beans)
(Shelled) Broad beans have a high starch and protein content. They are used as an ingredient for salads, soups, and stews, and also as a vegetable side dish. Water 11.0%  68/30/02  LA : ALA

Blackcurrants - Ribes nigrum - hanging on a branch of a bush, green background.
© Public Domain, Paolo Neo, Wikimedia

Blackcurrants have a uniquely intense, tart flavor. They have extremely high values of vitamin C, anthocyanins, and fiber (including pectin). Water 82.0%  89/08/02  LA : ALA

Apple rings, dried or dried, apple and leaf of the apple tree behind.
© Bought from Björn Wylezich, fotolia

Dried apple, untreated
Dried apples are available either untreated or treated with sulfur dioxide. They are a rich source of many vitamins and minerals but high in sugar. Water 31.8%  98/01/00  LA : ALA

Block of cocoa butter, pale yellow to light yellow in color and also used in medicine and cosmetics.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, David Monniaux, Wikimedia Commons

Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter, which consists of 60 % saturated fatty acids, can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to two years. It is also available as a raw product. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (2.8g) 28:1 (0.1g) ALA

Raw, untreated and halved pink grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
© CC-by 3.0, Oyoyoy, Wikipedia

Red or pink grapefruit
Grapefruit may cause serious interactions with certain medicines. Plase read the text below. The pectin and antioxidants in grapefruit benefit overall health Water 88.1%  92/07/01  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: mustard powder (Sinapis alba and Brassica juncea)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rainer Zenz, Wikipedia

Mustard powder
Mustard powder is made of ground mustard seeds. Depending on the seeds it contains, it will be somewhat hotter (brown or black seeds) or milder (white seeds). Water 5.3%  31/29/40  LA (5.9g) 2:1 (3.8g) ALA