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Young woman in bathrobe drinking coconut water with straw directly from coconut.
© Bought from blackday, fotolia

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

Virgin sesame oil in a glass bowl with white sesame seeds around it
© Bought from Elena Schweitzer, Adobe

Sesame oil
Sesame oil is obtained from white and black sesame seeds. It is not only used for cooking but also for skin care and natural remedies. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (41.3g) 138:1 (0.3g) 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

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

Rosemary branch with flower on the shrub.
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Rosemary
Fresh rosemary is a slightly bitter spice and healing herb. In tea, it has an antifungal effect and a positive effect on blood circulation. Water 67.8%  69/11/20  LA (0.4g) 1:1 (0.4g) 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

Coconut meat, raw - Cocos nucifera: Two halves show the coconut meat. Behind it ornament.
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Coconut
Fresh coconut eaten raw tastes especially good as a small snack. You can also grate it and use it to top fruit salads, desserts, or hearty dishes. Water 47.0%  29/06/64  LA : ALA

Soy sauce (Tamari) in a small white ceramic chinese spoon against a background in shades of brown.
© Bought from xamtiw, fotolia

Soy sauce (tamari)
Soy sauce (tamari) is not only used as a dip for sushi. The savory sauce made from soybeans also works well as a marinade and a seasoning for stir-fried dishes. Water 66.0%  34/65/01  LA : ALA

Young garden cress - Lepidium sativum - in a plant from the bird's eye view.
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Garden cress
Garden cress is a fast-growing herb with a spicy flavor. Thanks to the healthy ingredients it contains, it can also serve as a nutritional supplement. Water 89.4%  63/30/08  LA : ALA

A block of tofu and tofu slices on a cutting board. Tofu has a very neutral flavor and works well as a carrier for many different flavors.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Tofu, plain (bean curd)
Tofu, or soybean curd, is a product with a neutral flavor that originated in China and was originally fermented. Today, it is available in many processed forms. Water 70.9%  25/45/29  LA (4g) 7:1 (0.5g) ALA

Coconut flour in a glass bowl (Cocos nucifera): in the background, coconut oil on the left and a whole coconut on the right.
© Bought from Heike Rau, fotolia

Coconut flour
Coconut flour is a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour and is used to prepare sweets and baked goods. It is also used as a binder for sauces. Water 8.5%  61/23/16  LA : ALA

Sage, real - Salvia officinalis: left fresh leaves, right: dried in wooden spoon.
© Bought from Miroslawa Drozdowski, fotolia

Sage
Sage comes from the area around the Mediterranean Sea. Both the leaves and the flowers can be eaten raw. Sage tea can help when you have a sore throat. Water 85.0%  72/13/15  LA : ALA

Cranberry: cranberries dried in small glass bowl on brown wooden surface.
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Dried cranberries
Sweetened dried cranberries, also known as fenberries, are a favorite ingredient in desserts, muesli, and baked goods. Water 15.8%  99/00/01  LA : ALA

Walnut oil in square glass bottle, surrounded by walnut leaves and nuts with and without outer shell
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Walnut oil
Walnut oil has a sweet, nutty flavor and intense aroma and is an excellent choice to add a finishing touch to soups and salads, as well as desserts. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (52.9g) 5:1 (10.4g) ALA

Garam masala (Indian spice mix)
Garam masala is an Indian spice mix that contains black cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and cumin. Water 11.6%  68/14/19  LA (2.4g) 8:1 (0.3g) ALA

A bunch of Moroccan mint (Mentha spicata)
© Bought from emer, fotolia

Moroccan mint
Moroccan mint is a cultivar of spearmint. It has a milder flavor than peppermint and is especially well suited for use in a wide variety of recipes. Water 85.6%  68/26/06  LA : ALA

Peppermint on a tablecloth. Thanks to its typical menthol aroma, peppermint is a favorite in many dishes and is also used in toothpaste, chewing gum, and candy.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Peppermint
In tea or as an herb in cooking, it is best to use fresh peppermint. The essential oils it contains are not very concentrated but they have beneficial effects. Water 78.6%  76/19/05  LA : ALA

Seeds, raw, treated: psyllium
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Psyllium
Psyllium is used in cooking as a food thickener and stabilizer. It is a plant-based source of fiber that absorbs water and stimulates digestion. Water 7.1%  98/01/00  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

Kiwi, green, - Actinidia deliciosa - hanging on kiwi plant ripe for harvesting.
© Bought from darenlot, fotolia

Kiwi
Green kiwis are known for their sweet and sour taste and aren’t just for eating raw. Kiwi juice, kiwi jam, and kiwi cake are also popular. Water 83.1%  90/07/03  LA : ALA

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