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Three white bowls: rice (left), rice flakes (middle), rice noodles (right), and rice plants (back)

Rice flakes
Rice flakes are a gluten-free alternative to other cereal flakes. They are also often in baby food. Make sure the arsenic levels in rice products are low. Water 3.9%  89/08/03  LA : ALA

A bowl containing semolina made from durum wheat (Triticum durum), the ruler is for size comparison.

Semolina flour, unenriched
Semolina flour is made from ground durum wheat. It is the best flour to use when preparing food that should remain firm when cooked, like pasta. Water 12.7%  84/15/01  LA : ALA

Avocado oil (Persea americana): an avocado cut in half with a bottle of  avocado oil next to it.

Avocado oil
Avocado oil is obtained from the fruit of the avocado tree. The virgin, cold-pressed oil is aromatic and a bit fruity. It goes nice with salads and appetizers Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA 13:1 ALA

Close-up of starchy Russet potatoes (uncooked)

Russet potato
Russet potatoes are a common variety of starchy potatoes. They are therefore good for baking and mashing. Water 78.6%  89/11/00  LA : ALA

Vegetables, raw, untreated: lamb’s lettuce, raw (Valerianella locusta)

Lambʼs lettuce
Lamb’s lettuce has a mild, nutty flavor and is used in many different salads. It is a favorite green as it is a good source of many vitamins and minerals. Water 92.8%  60/33/07  LA : ALA

Potatoes and tubers, treated and potato products: potatoes boiled in well-salted water

Potato, unpeeled, boiled in well-salted water
Potatoes boiled in their jackets are waxy potatoes that are unpeeled and boiled in well-salted water. You can also eat them with the skins on. Water 77.0%  91/08/00  LA : ALA

Untreated raw Bosc pears, a heirloom variety of pear (Pyrus communis)

Bosc pear
The medium-sized Bosc pear has a rough yellow-brown skin and its pulp is juicy with a sweet-sour taste. In English, it is called the “aristocrat of pears.” Water 83.2%  97/02/01  LA : ALA

Peanut butter, coarse-grained, without salt in a white plate, peanuts in shell and open.

Chunky peanut butter, unsalted
Peanut butter is made from ground peanuts and is a favorite ingredient in Asian dishes. It is important to buy a variety that doesn’t contain any additives. Water 1.1%  23/25/52  LA !:0 ALA

Pecan: some piled with shell, next to a cracked nut and cuts.

Pecans have a very thin shell and can therefore be cracked open by hand. They have a mild nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Water 3.5%  15/10/76  LA 21:1 ALA

Lemon balm freshly picked - Melissa officinal. Bouquet on white painted wooden planks.

Fresh lemon balm
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.), the most commonly grown species of the genus Melissa, is a flavorful culinary herb and medicinal plant. Water 86.4%  65/28/07  LA 1:1 ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw and untreated: parsley, fresh (Aloysia citrodora)

Lemon verbena
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.   00/00/00  LA : ALA

The photo shows homemade soy whipped cream that is made with soy milk and canola oil.

Soy whipped cream
Our recipe for whipped soy cream that is made with soy milk and canola oil is a good alternative to traditional cooking cream. And it’s free of animal products. Water 60.7%  12/06/82  LA 2:1 ALA

Port wine - Vitis vinifera - Port barrels on the left, with a bottle and glass of port to the right.

Port wine
Port wine, or port, is a fortified sweet dessert wine. It is usually red with a different flavor than regular wine because of the method used to make it. Water 72.3%  98/02/00  LA : ALA

Pile of baby spinach leaves (Spinacia oleracea), spinach leaves picked  at a very early stage.

Baby spinach
Baby spinach is spinach that is harvested extra early; the stems are quite small and the leaves are more tender. It has a sweet flavor when eaten raw. Water 91.4%  53/42/06  LA : ALA

Real chervil - Anthriscus cerefolium - on a soon-blooming plant.

Chervil (garden chervil)
Use fresh chervil (garden chervil) to season soups and to add a delicate flavor to vegetables and salads.   00/00/00  LA : ALA

Tart cherries still on the tree (Prunus cerasus), easily mistaken for  sweet cherries

Tart cherries
Red tart cherries have a fruity, tart flavor and are a favorite for making jam, marmelade, and compote. Water 86.1%  90/07/02  LA : ALA

Raw, untreated mandarins (Citrus reticulata) on a mandarin tree.

Mandarins, which have been cultivated in China for centuries, are the largest group of citrus plants and boast high levels of vitamin C. Water 85.2%  92/06/02  LA : ALA

Fruit, treated: pears, dried, sulfured, and uncooked

Dried pear
Dried pears produced commercially are often treated with sulfur dioxide to improve appearance and increase shelf life. It is best to eat untreated varieties. Water 26.7%  97/03/01  LA : ALA

White cabbage and all of the ingredients and tools for making  sauerkraut.

Sauerkraut, with liquid
Sauerkraut, fermented in liquid, is rich in lactic acid, vitamins, and minerals. You can also buy raw sauerkraut that is ready to eat. Water 92.5%  80/17/03  LA : ALA

Heads of untreated Italian raw chicory, also called radicchio (Cichorium intybus).

Radicchio, Italian chicory
Radicchio, which was first cultivated in Italy, has a deep wine color and a typical bitter, spicy taste. It can be eaten either raw or cooked. Water 93.1%  73/23/04  LA : ALA