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Pineapple in large plantation in the growing area - Ananas comosus.
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Pineapple
Raw, ripe pineapple is juicy and has a sweet and tart flavor. Pineapple is great as a fruit, dessert, in cake, or as an ingredient in savory dishes. Water 86.0%  95/04/01  LA : ALA

Diced tomatoes, canned: fresh tomatoes on the left, a can of diced tomatoes on the right.
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Diced tomatoes, canned
Diced tomatoes in a can are usually preserved by heating, and the consistency depends on the respective product. Look for higher quality brands. Water 89.4%  79/18/03  LA : ALA

Several bundles of lemongrass - Cymbopogon citratus- on a market.
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Lemongrass, fresh
Lemongrass, also known as citronella grass and fever grass, tastes a bit like lemon and is reminiscent of the smell of roses. It is used in cooking and for tea. Water 70.6%  92/07/02  LA : ALA

Light, home-made almond puree in glass jar, with almonds next to it.
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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

Cocoa powder, raw, unsweetened in a mortar of white ceramic with pestle.
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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

Yellow mustard seeds on a spoon.
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Yellow mustard seed
The seeds in white mustard are actually a smooth pale yellow. These are known as yellow mustard seed and taste spicy after they come into contact with liquids. Water 5.7%  39/28/32  LA (2.6g) 1:1 (3.9g) ALA

Two fennel tubers, one cut open - Foeniculum vulgare.
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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

Granulated sugar (sugar), coarse-grained, on tablespoon, including writing "diabetes".
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Sugar, granulated
Granulated sugar is the common form of white (refined) sugar made from sugar cane or sugar beet. See text for more information about forms and uses. Water 0.0%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Pasta and baked goods, vegetarian: flour
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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

Eggplant in greenhouse hanging on plant - Solanum melongena
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Eggplant (Aubergine)
Eggplants should be bought when they are still firm, otherwise they are stored too long or overripe. Caution, the stem can have sharp spikes. Water 92.3%  84/14/03  LA : ALA

Chili flakes (Capsicum annuum), a small pile on a white background.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Andreas Kaiser (Anka), Neu-Ulm Pfuhl, Germany, Kochwiki

Chili flakes
Chili flakes are available with or without seeds. Similar to chili powder, they are used to increase the spiciness of a wide range of dishes, sauces, and dips. Water 7.2%  81/12/07  LA (3.1g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.): tumeric root (left), coursely ground powder (right).
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Turmeric root
Turmeric not only stimulates 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

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw, untreated: fresh spearmint (Mentha spicata)
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Spearmint
Spearmint has a refreshing, slightly sharp taste. It is used to season and garnish a variety of dishes. Green mint tea is also used as a natural remedy. Water 85.6%  68/26/06  LA : ALA

Natural vanilla extract - Vanilla planifolia: vials and vanilla pods next to it.
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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

Sunflower oil and a sunflower. Unfortunately, the oil contains around 65% unhealthy linoleic acid.
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Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil for cooking is low in saturated fat but unfortunately contains high levels of linoleic acid, which is an omega-six polyunsaturated fatty acid. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (65.7g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Wooden bowl filled with buckwheat on a dark wooden table (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)
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Buckwheat
Buckwheat is gluten-free, and in studies with diabetic rats it has been shown to be effective in decreasing elevated blood sugar levels. Water 9.8%  81/15/04  LA : ALA

Flakes, coarse and finely ground, vegan (can be heated): whole wheat flour
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Whole wheat flour
Baked goods made from whole wheat flour have a nuttier taste and heavier texture as compared to white flour products; however, the dough doesn’t rise as much. Water 10.7%  82/15/03  LA : ALA

Young woman smells fresh broccoli with stalk. Brassica oleracea var. Italica.
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Broccoli
Broccoli has a mild, slightly bitter flavor that goes well with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. The florets, stalk, and leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Water 89.3%  68/29/04  LA : ALA

Left: Green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), right: Black cardomome (Amomum subulatum).
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Ground cardamom
Cardamom is a particularly aromatic spice and suitable for all kinds of dishes. It is also used as a medicine. Water 8.3%  80/13/08  LA (0.3g) 3:1 (0.1g) ALA

Young woman in bathrobe drinking coconut water with straw directly from coconut.
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Coconut water
Coconut water is a good thirst quencher. It is 95% water and 4% carbohydrates and is low in calories and fat. The coconut water from young coconuts is best. Water 95.0%  80/16/04  LA : ALA

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