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Ground cinnamon—Cinnamomum aromaticum—with cinnamon sticks and two unrelated leaves on top.
© Bought from Floydine, fotolia
  • 247 kcal
  • Water 11%
  • 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.
Ripe cashew apples with the nuts on a table. Cashews are usually not raw!
© Bought from paulovilela, fotolia
  • 553 kcal
  • Water 5%
  • 33/20/48 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 7.8 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.06 g
Cashews (cashew nuts, cashew kernels) sold at the grocery store are seldom raw. Heat is used to remove the toxic cardol oil they contain.
Cayenne pepper on wooden spoons - made of chili peppers sort Cayenne - lies next to it.
© Bought from Jana Behr, fotolia
  • 318 kcal
  • Water 8%
  • 66/14/20 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 7.7 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.66 g
Cayenne pepper is one of the hottest spices used in the kitchen. Along with its spicy flavor, it also has a slightly bitter taste.
Apple, with peel (Malus domestica), a healthy man enjoying an apple (Malus domestica).
© Bought from ajr_images, fotolia
  • 52 kcal
  • Water 86%
  • 97/02/01 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.04 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.01 g
Raw apples (best eaten daily) make for a delicious and healthy snack. Click on the link to read more about apples and their nutritional benefits.
A woman displays the two halves of an avocado which has been cut open.
© Bought from Sergio Monti, fotolia
  • 160 kcal
  • Water 73%
  • 34/08/58 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 1.7 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.11 g
The nutritious pulp of raw avocados is yellowish green to golden yellow, soft, and has an almost buttery consistency. It can be used for savory or sweet dishes.
Orange, raw, with peel (Citrus sinensis): oranges cut in half, and in the backgroud orange juice.
© Bought from yesyesterday, fotolia
  • 47 kcal
  • Water 87%
  • 92/07/01 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.02 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.01 g
Oranges add a refreshing burst of flavor and are a good source of vitamin C. If the oranges are organic, the peel can also be used.
Ground cumin seeds (Cuminum cyminum) in a large sack.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Giovanni Dall`Orto, Wikipedia
  • 375 kcal
  • Water 8%
  • 52/21/26 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 3.1 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.18 g
Ground cumin has a fresh and slightly spicy flavor, which is particularly suitable for Arabic, Oriental, and Asian dishes.
Chili powder: A sliced chili pepper to the left then increasingly smaller pieces to the right.
© Bought from phive2015, fotolia
  • 282 kcal
  • Water 11%
  • 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.
Onion, red, raw - Allium cepa: one half shows red on the inside, one onion on the right.
© Bought from, fotolia
  • 40 kcal
  • Water 89%
  • 89/10/01 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.01 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.00 g
Red onions have a thin skin, and thanks to their mild taste they are a good choice for salads. They help prevent blood clots and are used to help treat asthma.
Two shades of ground paprika and paprika seeds in bowls surrounded by different chili varieties.
© Bought from Igor, fotolia
  • 282 kcal
  • Water 11%
  • 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.
Almonds—Prunus dulcis—spilling out of a small basket onto a wooden table.
© Bought from Melica, fotolia
  • 579 kcal
  • Water 4%
  • 23/23/54 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 12 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.00 g
Almonds have many uses, (e.g., as raw food, a baking ingredient, almond butter, and almond oil.) Be aware that raw bitter almonds contain the toxin amygdalin.
Yeast flakes (yeast) in a bowl: yeast is a heat-inactivated yeast.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Géraldine Korner, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz
  • 336 kcal
  • 42/54/04 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Nutritional yeast flakes are low in sodium and can be used to season, thicken, or garnish soups and sauces (25 g covers daily requirement of vitamin B1).
Vegetables, raw, untreated: celery, raw (Apium graveolens)
© Public Domain, Lombroso, Wikimedia
  • 16 kcal
  • Water 95%
  • 78/18/04 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.08 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Celery stalks contain a relatively high amount of beta-carotene, and the leaves can be used to make pesto. Celery adds fresh flavor to a wide variety of dishes.
Soy sauce (Genen Shoyu), low salt in square white ceramic bowl with chop sticks next to it.
© Bought from tycoon101, fotolia
  • 94 kcal
  • Water 72%
  • 42/58/00 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Genen shoyu contains substantially less salt than traditional soy sauce. It is therefore better suited for dishes that already contain a high level of salt.
Ground turmeric on the left—Curcuma longa L.—and a curcuma blossom and leaf on the right.
© Bought from Scisetti Alfio, fotolia
  • 312 kcal
  • Water 13%
  • 84/12/04 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.67 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.00 g
Turmeric is a rhizome in the ginger family that stimulates digestion. Healing effects have been ascribed to it (see text), but little evidence supports this.
Apple cider vinegar in a glass carafe, on the right a wooden board with an apple and a sliced apple.
© Bought from anjelagr, fotolia
  • 21 kcal
  • Water 94%
  • 100/00/00 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Apple cider vinegar is a vinegar, or fruit vinegar obtained from apples. It works particularly well as a seasoning for raw vegetable salads.
Agave syrup as a sweetener - drizzling off of a spoon to display the thin consistency.
© Bought from pat_hastings, fotolia
  • 310 kcal
  • Water 23%
  • 99/00/01 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Agave syrup, which is used as a sweetener, dissolves quickly in both warm and cold liquids. For vegans, it is a good alternative to honey.
Cultured mushrooms, edible raw - Agaricus bisporus: wicker basket with white and brown mushrooms.
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia
  • 22 kcal
  • Water 92%
  • 49/46/05 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.16 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
Button mushrooms can be eaten raw and cooked. They are the most popular type of mushroom (both white and brown varieties) and can also be found in the wild.
Zucchini—Curcubita pepo: Zucchini on a wooden board with slices of the vegetable in the foreground and zucchini blossoms in the background.
© Bought from volff, fotolia
  • 17 kcal
  • Water 95%
  • 67/26/07 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0.03 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0.06 g
Zucchini can be used for a wide variety of dishes, including raw food dishes. It is easy to digest and rich in vitamins. A bitter taste may indicate toxins.
Vegan vegetable broth — extra low in salt — in a white ceramic bowl,  ingredients in the background.
© Bought from whiteaster, fotolia
  • 15 kcal
  • Water 95%
  • 85/13/02 
  • Ω-6 (LA) 0 g
  • Ω-3 (ALA) 0 g
In contrast to most vegetable broths, this version contains very little salt. And it can be prepared in just a few steps.