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Coconut shell on wooden board filled with dates, lying next to dates.
© Bought from elenarui, fotolia

Date, deglet nour
Thanks to its honey-like taste, the Deglet Nour variety of dates are very popular in Central Europe. They have a soft texture and sweet taste. Water 20.5%  96/03/01  LA : ALA

Fresh squeezed lime juice in a glass, with a bowl containing honey to the left and surrounded by limes.
© Bought from tumsubin, fotolia

Lime juice
Raw lime juice is added to dishes and drinks to give them a citrus taste. The juice is more flavorful than that of a lemon. Water 90.8%  95/05/01  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw and untreated: fresh thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
© Public Domain, Evan-Amos, Wikipedia

Fresh thyme
Thyme is a particularly healthy spice thanks to the essential oil it contains. It can be used to treat colds, congestion, whooping cough, and bronchitis. Water 65.1%  77/18/05  LA : ALA

Spring onion / winter onion - Allium fistulosum - bundled.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Jonathunder, Wikipedia

Scallion
Scallions don’t have fully developed bulbs as do shallots and onions; instead, they are more similar to leeks. They have a milder taste than onions. Water 89.8%  78/20/02  LA : ALA

Almond milk in bottle and drinking glass surrounded by almonds with shell and open almonds.
© Bought from Madeleine Steinbach, fotolia

Almond milk
Almond milk is a plant-based drink made from almonds and water. It is used as an alternative to dairy milk. Water 84.6%  23/23/54  LA : ALA

Herbs: spices, dried oregano (Origanum vulgare)
© CC-0 1.0, Henna, Wikipedia

Dried oregano
Oregano plays a major role in Italian, Greek, and Spanish cuisines. It has a slightly bitter and warm taste. Oregano is closely related to sweet majoram. Water 9.9%  84/11/05  LA (0.7g) 1:1 (0.6g) ALA

Rolled oats in a wooden bowl next to a bundle of oats (Avena sativa L.) and scattered rolled oats.
© Bought from Timmary, fotolia

Rolled oats (raw?)
Rolled oats without additives are a staple food made from oat groats. Those sold at the grocery store are never raw. See text. Water 10.8%  77/15/07  LA (2.2g) 22:1 (0.1g) ALA

Vegetables raw, untreated: shallots, raw (Allium ascalonicum)
© CC-0 1.0, Hans Braxmeier, Wikimedia

Shallot
The flavor of shallots comes out best in raw dishes. The substances they contain seem to reduce the risk of stomach cancer and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Water 79.8%  87/13/01  LA : ALA

A spoon of coarse brown sugar held over a jar of brown sugar.
© Bought from nito, fotolia

Brown sugar
Brown sugar tastes a little like caramel and is a popular ingredient for cakes, cookies, and sweets. Water 1.3%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Hazelnuts (Corylus spp.): at the top unripe hazelnuts, below ripe hazelnuts with the shell, and below that two shelled hazelnuts, one of which is cut in half
© Bought from Valentina R., fotolia

Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts include any of the nuts from species of the genus Corylus; the nuts of the species Corylus avellana are those that are most widely available today. Water 5.3%  18/16/66  LA (7.1g) !:0 (0.1g) ALA

Dried white pumpkin seeds next to an edible pumpkin. Seeds from non-edible pumpkins are poisonous.
© Bought from Tatiana Gorbunova (Татьяна Горбунова), Adobe

Pumpkin seeds (organic?)
Dried pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients and particularly popular in America as a snack, but also add a finishing touch to many dishes. Buy them organic. Water 5.2%  12/34/55  LA (20.7g) 172:1 (0.1g) ALA

Curry powder in black bowl and wooden spoon. Curry is a mixture of about 12 spices.
© Bought from ALF photo, fotolia

Curry powder
Curry powder is a spice mix that contains about 13 different ingredients. It is used to season a wide variety of sauces and dishes. Water 8.8%  66/17/17  LA (2.8g) 11:1 (0.3g) ALA

African American mother pours freshly squeezed orange juice into her daughter's drinking glass.
© Bought from lightfield studios, fotolia

Orange juice
Orange juice is made by squeezing oranges. Also known as OJ, it is the most popular juice in the world. Water 88.3%  92/06/02  LA : ALA

Dried sunflower seeds - Helianthus annuus - swelling from sack, right sunflower.
© Bought from Anna, fotolia

Sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds contain over 90 % unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, vitamin B, vitamin A, vitamin F, carotene, calcium, iodine, and magnesium. Water 4.7%  22/23/56  LA (23.1g) !:0 (0.1g) ALA

Vegan stock in a jar. A variety of stocks are available commercially in liquid or powder form.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Vegan stock
Vegetable stock is used as a base for soups and sauces. Foods that are cooked in stock have more flavor, and high-quality vegetable stock doesn’t contain salt. Water 96.1%  74/10/16  LA : ALA

Baking powder (leavening agent): left in glass bowl, right in measuring spoon (white).
© Bought from Swapan, fotolia

Baking powder
Baking powder is used as a raising agent. It releases carbon dioxide into the dough, causing the dough to greatly increase in volume and have a lighter texture. Water 33.1%  88/12/00  LA : ALA

Farmer in the Antalaha region of Madagascar with vanilla pods in his hands, Vanilla planifolia.
© Bought from Pierre-Yves Babelon, fotolia

Vanilla bean pod
Dried natural vanilla bean pods are the best variety of vanilla available. Natural ground vanilla or vanilla extracts also good alternatives. Water 9.0%  92/04/04  LA : ALA

Macadamia nut, raw: cracked macadamia in shell, next to uncooked and macadamia oil.
© Bought from Luis Echeverri Urrea, fotolia

Macadamia nuts
Originally from Australia, today Macadamia nuts are popular around the globe. They have a delicate almond-like taste but are poisonous for cats and dogs. Water 1.4%  14/08/78  LA (1.3g) 6:1 (0.2g) ALA

Lemons in and around shell, with two sliced halves. - Citrus limon
© Bought from Igor Butseroga, fotolia

Lemon
A lemon’s most valuable nutrients are found in the yellow part of the peel. You should opt for organic lemons if you are going to use the peel. Water 88.8%  77/12/10  LA : ALA

Ground paprika in a bowl. Ground paprika is available in various degrees of spiciness. It is especially popular in Hungary, Spain, and Portugal.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Sweet ground paprika
Sweet ground paprika has a mild, sweet flavor. The red powder is obtained by grinding dried bell peppers. Water 9.3%  67/18/16  LA (7.5g) 8:1 (0.9g) ALA

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