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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
16 kcal

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
175 kcal

Tahin (sesame butter) in dark brown shell, next to seeds and two garlic cloves.
© Bought from maríamarmar, fotolia

Tahini
Tahini is a paste obtained by grinding sesame seeds. It has a nutty taste and adds a savory flavor to many Middle Eastern dishes, including soups and hummus. Water 3.0%  23/19/58  LA (21.1g) 53:1 (0.4g) ALA
592 kcal

Pomegranate (Grenadine, Punica granatum) broken up next to it and seeds in front of red background.
© Bought from Lev, fotolia

Pomegranate
Pomegranates are a very nutritious fruit, with 250 scientific studies showing positive benefits for cardiovascular health, cancer, and arthritis prevention. Water 77.9%  87/08/05  LA : ALA
83 kcal

Miso paste in a bowl with flowers and soybeans, the raw material, on the top right.
© Bought from Successo images, Fotalia

Miso (Soybean paste)
Miso (Soybean paste) is made by fermenting soybeans and can be spicy or sweet. Raw miso is more beneficial as it contains healthy bacteria. Water 43.0%  57/29/14  LA (2.5g) 6:1 (0.4g) ALA
198 kcal

Lemons in and around a dish, with two sliced halves.
© Bought from Igor Butseroga, fotolia

Lemon, raw (organic?)
A raw 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
39 kcal

Sesame seeds, black, hulled in the foreground. Unhulled black (more nutrients) or light brown
© Bought from Андрій Пограничний, fotolia

Sesame seeds, whole, dried
Sesame seeds contain 50 % fat — 44 % of which are polyunsaturated fatty acids — and 18 % protein. Very rich in selenium at 800 µg/100 g. Water 4.7%  26/20/55  LA (21.4g) 57:1 (0.4g) ALA
573 kcal

Cumin seeds (Cuminum cyminum) scattered on a light surface.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Sanjay Acharya, Wikipedia

Cumin seed
Cumin seed has a fresh and slightly hot flavor, which makes it an especially popular ingredient in Arabic, Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisines. Water 8.1%  52/21/26  LA (3.1g) 18:1 (0.2g) ALA
375 kcal

A bunch of dill herb, fresh - anethum graveolens - on thick kitchen board.
© Bought from istetiana, fotolia

Fresh dill
Dill helps improve digestion, acts as an anti-inflammatory, and can help relieve menstrual cramps and epileptic convulsions. It is also used to treat insomnia. Water 86.0%  61/30/10  LA : ALA
43 kcal

Crushed flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) (left) and cold-pressed flaxseed oil (right).
© Bought from hjschneider, fotolia

Cold-pressed flaxseed oil
Cold-pressed flaxseed oil (linseed oil) is rich in fatty acids, especially omega-3. However, if not stored correctly, it can quickly turn rancid. Water 0.1%  00/00/100  LA (14.2g) 1:4 (53.4g) ALA
884 kcal

Quinoa, dry: three wooden measuring scoops with three different varieties of quinoa.
© Bought from Elena Schweitzer, fotolia

Quinoa, raw, organic?
Raw sold quinoa (organic?) has had the outer coating removed. It contains all of the essential amino acids and more iron and magnesium than other grains Water 13.3%  76/17/07  LA (3g) 11:1 (0.3g) ALA
368 kcal

Various types of raisins in brown ceramic bowl, part of the raisins lying in front of it.
© Bought from Igor Normann, fotolia

Raisins
Raisins are produced from dried grapes. The typical sweet taste results from the fact that raisins have up to five times the sugar content as grapes. Water 15.4%  96/04/01  LA : ALA
299 kcal

Balsamic vinegar (Aceto balsamico) in a square bottle surrounded by blue grapes.
© Bought from remoarcaro, fotolia

Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar usually comes from the Italian province of Modena and is known for its dark brown color and sweetness. Water 76.4%  97/03/00  LA : ALA
88 kcal

Pasta and baked goods, vegetarian: flour
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Mudd1, Wikipedia

Flour
Wheat flour used for baking bread contains more gluten as this gives bread its structure and makes it chewier. The shelf life depends on the type of flour. Water 13.4%  84/14/02  LA : ALA
361 kcal

Maple syrup drips from a creator in glass bowl, next to maple leaf in autumn color.
© Bought from lenkaprusova, fotolia

Maple syrup
Maple syrup is a concentrated liquid obtained from maple trees. In the United States and Canada, it is primarily used as a sweetener. Water 32.4%  100/00/00  LA : ALA
260 kcal

Coconut blossom sugar from the Cocos nucifera: wooden spoon full heaped, behind open coconut.
© Bought from Ideenkoch, fotolia

Coconut palm sugar
Coconut palm sugar is derived from the sap of coconut palm flowers. As it is boiled during the manufacturing process, this sweetener is vegan but is not raw. Water 4.1%  98/01/01  LA : ALA
382 kcal

Above: open coconut on the left side next to red flower, below shredded coconut in different grades of fineness.
© Bought from ExQuisine, fotolia

Shredded coconut, unsweetened
Shredded coconut has a sweet and nutty flavor. It is used in a wide range of dishes and desserts and is especially common in Asian cuisine. Water 3.0%  25/07/68  LA : ALA
660 kcal

Citrus sautee and grated lemon with lemon rasps in square ceramic bowl.
© Bought from DramaSan, fotolia

Lemon peel, raw (organic?)
Raw lemon peel brings in a delicious flavor. It is used in dishes either whole or grated. Make sure to only use the peel of organic citrus fruits. Water 81.6%  90/08/02  LA : ALA
47 kcal

Raw, untreated chives (Allium schoenoprasum) on a white plate.
© , tamayoproduce.com

Chives
Chives are a popular herb used to flavor raw or warm dishes. They contain traces of sulfur and are rich in calcium and iron. Water 90.6%  52/39/09  LA : ALA
30 kcal

Light, home-made almond puree in glass jar, with almonds next to it.
© Bought from Heike Rau, fotolia

White almond butter
As traditional almond butter contains only pressed almonds, it contains almond oil as well as the same fiber and protein as the nuts.   13/25/62  LA : ALA
657 kcal