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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

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

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

Citrus sautee and grated lemon with lemon rasps in square ceramic bowl.
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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

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

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!
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Squash, summer, crookneck and straightneck, raw - Cucurbita moschata, one cut in half.
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Butternut squash
Butternut squash has an orange fleshy pulp with a buttery, nutty flavor that melts in your mouth. Water 94.3%  75/20/05  LA : ALA

Garlic granules and garlic powder in two dark containers with garlic lying around.
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Garlic powder or granules
Although not quite as natural, garlic powder or garlic granules is a handy alternative to garlic. It is at least five times more concentrated than fresh garlic. Water 6.4%  81/18/01  LA : 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

Chili flakes (Capsicum annuum), a small pile on a white background.
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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

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

Vegetables, raw, untreated: romaine lettuce, raw (Lactuca sativa var. Logifolia)
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Romaine lettuce
Romaine lettuce has a fine-bitter herb taste. It is served raw in salads or steamed as a vegetable dish and contains comparatively high levels of vitamin C. Water 94.6%  68/26/06  LA : ALA

A bag of ground ginger (Zingiber officinale)
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Ground ginger
Ground ginger is very popular in spice mixtures, where it is used in order to make dishes spicier and for its medicinal ingredients. Water 9.9%  84/11/05  LA (0.7g) 3:1 (0.2g) ALA

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