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

Lemon
Lemons are used as ornamental plants, flavoring for drinks and baked goods, and also as an ingredient in perfume. Only use the peel from organic lemons. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quinoa, raw (Chenopodium quinoa): three wooden measuring scoops with three different colors of quinoa seeds.
© Bought from Elena Schweitzer, fotolia

Quinoa, raw, peeled off
Quinoa sold in stores has had the outer coating removed. It contains all of the essential amino acids and has even more iron, magnesium, and iron than grains. Water 13.3%  76/17/07  LA (3g) 11:1 (0.3g) ALA

Two fennel tubers, one cut open - Foeniculum vulgare.
© Bought from TwilightArtPictures, fotolia

Fennel bulb
Fennel, which tastes sweet and a little like anise, is used, for example, raw in salads and cooked in vegetable and fish dishes. Water 90.2%  84/14/02  LA : ALA

Cocoa powder, raw, unsweetened in a mortar of white ceramic with pestle.
© CC-by 2.0, Olaf Pokorny, flickr.com

Cocoa powder (cocoa, not cocao) raw?
Unsweetened cocoa is available either raw (cacao or cocoa powder, not cocao) or roasted. Raw powder is lighter in color than processed (alkalized) powder. Water 3.0%  63/21/15  LA : ALA

Sunflower oil and a sunflower blossom: This oil contains approx. 65% linoleic acid which is too much of omega-6 and nearly none omega-3 - not very healthy!
© CC-by 4.0, www.torange.us, Wikipedia

Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is a vegetable oil obtained from sunflower seeds. Many types are available; the most common contain high levels of linoleic and high oleic acid. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (65.7g) !:0 (0g) ALA

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

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

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.): tumeric root (left), coursely ground powder (right).
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Simon A. Eugster, Wikipedia

Turmeric root
Turmeric not only stimulates the digestion, but also has other health-promoting properties. It can be eaten raw and is a key ingredient in curry powder. Water 82.0%  84/12/04  LA : ALA

Natural vanilla extract - Vanilla planifolia: vials and vanilla pods next to it.
© Bought from Africa Studio, fotolia

Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is usually artificial. The nutritional information provided for this ingredient is based on natural vanilla extract; it contains 35 % alcohol. Water 52.6%  99/00/00  LA : ALA

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