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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

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

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

Vegan vegetable broth — extra low in salt — in a white ceramic bowl,  ingredients in the background.
© Bought from whiteaster, fotolia

Low-salt vegetable broth
In contrast to most vegetable broths, this version contains very little salt. And it can be prepared in just a few steps. Water 95.0%  85/13/02  LA : ALA

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

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

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

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

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, cumin  (Cuminum cyminum)
© 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

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

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

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

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

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

Lemon peel
Lemon peel has 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

Two types of potatoes—Solanum tuberosum: A seller is reaching for red potatoes. There are many varieties to choose from depending on the use.
© Bought from JackF, fotolia

Potato
Potatoes are an important basic staple with a high starch content. They should be eaten raw only in small amounts because of the solanine in the skin. Water 79.2%  89/10/00  LA : ALA

Raw vegetables, untreated: chives, raw (Allium schoenoprasum)
© , 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

Pine nuts, raw, unpeeled, peeled in bowl behind, next to pine nut oil, pine cones.
© Bought from Andrey Cherkasov, fotolia

Pine nuts
Dried pine nuts should be stored for only a short time in a cool and dark place so that they will not turn rancid. They contain 34% polyunsaturated fatty acids Water 2.3%  14/14/72  LA (23.5g) 210:1 (0.1g) ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, dried thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Daniel78, Wikimedia

Dried thyme
Thyme is a particularly healthy spice because of its essential thyme oil. Thanks to its long shelf life, the dried variety is especially popular. Water 7.8%  79/11/09  LA (0.5g) 1:1 (0.7g) ALA

Pistachios, opened, raw - Pistacia vera in miniature wooden bowl, behind 6 with shell.
© Bought from graletta, fotolia

Pistachio
Sweet pistachios are eaten raw or toasted as a snack; salty or sweet pistachios are used in pralines and desserts or to add a finishing touch to main dishes. Water 4.4%  29/22/49  LA (14.1g) 49:1 (0.3g) ALA

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

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