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Cayenne pepper on wooden spoons - made of chili peppers sort Cayenne - lies next to it.
© Bought from Jana Behr, fotolia

Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is one of the hottest spices used in the kitchen. Along with its spicy flavor, it also has a slightly bitter taste. Water 8.0%  66/14/20  LA (7.7g) 12:1 (0.7g) ALA

A woman displays the two halves of an avocado which has been cut open.
© Bought from Sergio Monti, fotolia

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. Water 73.2%  34/08/58  LA (1.7g) 15:1 (0.1g) ALA

Fresh lime (Citrus latifolia) and a lime blossom on a tree.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Prosthetic Head, Wikipedia

Limes are seldom eaten raw. They have a sour and zesty taste, and the juice and zest are added to certain dishes and drinks to enhance their flavor. Water 88.3%  92/06/02  LA : ALA

Red chili peppers, raw — Capsicum frutescens — still on the vine.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Risacher, Wikipedia

Red chili pepper
Red chili peppers are used raw or cooked with other ingredients to add spice to dishes. They may be used whole, ground into powder, or as pastes and sauces. Water 88.0%  79/17/04  LA : ALA

Almonds—Prunus dulcis—spilling out of a small basket onto a wooden table.
© Bought from Melica, fotolia

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. Water 4.4%  23/23/54  LA (12.3g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Brown flax seeds in a wooden bowl, flax flower on the right: Linum usitatissimum.
© Bought from nikolaydonetsk, fotolia

Flaxseed (Linseed), raw (organic?)
With 23g/100g of ALA, raw flaxseed (linseed) has the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids of all the better known plant seeds. Choose organic. Water 7.0%  32/20/47  LA (5.9g) 1:4 (22.8g) ALA

Two shades of ground paprika and paprika seeds in bowls. They are surrounded by different varieties of chili peppers—Capsicum annuum.
© Bought from Igor, fotolia

Ground paprika
The spiciness and flavor of ground paprika depends primarily on the type of peppers and the parts of the plant used to produce it. Water 11.2%  67/17/16  LA (7.3g) 16:1 (0.5g) ALA

Agave syrup as a sweetener - drizzling off of a spoon to display the consistency, which is similar to thin honey.
© Bought from pat_hastings, fotolia

Agave syrup
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. Water 22.9%  99/00/01  LA : ALA

10 Medjool dates in a basket, arranged individually in paper liners. Called Madjool dates in the US.
© Bought from denira, fotolia

Dates, medjool (large dates)
Compared to other types of dates, the Medjool variety is known for its large size, soft texture, and unique fruity flavor. Water 21.3%  97/02/00  LA : ALA

Onion, red, raw - Allium cepa: one half shows red on the inside, one onion on the right.
© Bought from, fotolia

Red onion
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. Water 89.1%  89/10/01  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: ground cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Giovanni Dall`Orto, Wikipedia

Ground cumin
Ground cumin has a fresh and slightly spicy flavor, which is particularly suitable for Arabic, Oriental, and Asian dishes. Water 8.1%  52/21/26  LA (3.1g) 18:1 (0.2g) ALA

Cultivated mushroom, raw edible—Agaricus bisporus: Basket with white and brown cultivated mushrooms, sliced mushrooms on a wooden board in the foreground.
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia

Button mushroom
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. Water 92.4%  49/46/05  LA : ALA

2 oranges hanging from a tree, Citrus sinensis.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Figiu, Wikimedia

Orange, peeled
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. Water 86.8%  92/07/01  LA : ALA

Vegetables, raw, untreated: celery, raw (Apium graveolens)
© Public Domain, Lombroso, Wikimedia

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. Water 95.4%  78/18/04  LA : ALA

Ground turmeric on the left—Curcuma longa L.—and a curcuma blossom and leaf on the right.
© Bought from Scisetti Alfio, fotolia

Ground turmeric
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. Water 12.8%  84/12/04  LA : ALA

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

Zucchini, raw
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. Water 94.8%  67/26/07  LA : ALA

Yeast flakes (yeast) in a bowl: yeast is a heat-inactivated yeast.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Géraldine Korner, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Nutritional yeast flakes
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).   42/54/04  LA : ALA

Apple cider vinegar in a glass carafe. A whole apple and a sliced apple are on the wooden cutting board next to it.
© Bought from anjelagr, fotolia

Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a vinegar, or fruit vinegar obtained from apples. It works particularly well as a seasoning for raw vegetable salads. Water 93.8%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Tomato, dried or sun-dried in brown plate, tomatoes behind etc. - Solanum lycopersicum
© Bought from twomeerkats, fotolia

Tomato, sun-dried
Sun-dried tomatoes contain around 15 instead of 94.5% water (only 1/6 as much). This increases the amount of natural monosodium glutamate by up to 5 percent. Water 14.6%  77/19/04  LA : ALA

Soy sauce (Genen Shoyu), low salt in square white ceramic bowl with chop sticks next to it.
© Bought from tycoon101, fotolia

Low-sodium soy sauce (genen shoyu)
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. Water 72.5%  42/58/00  LA : ALA