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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

Soy sauce (Tamari) in a small white ceramic chinese spoon against a background in shades of brown.
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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

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.
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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

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

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

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.
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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

Radishes freshly harvested, still on the ground: (Raphanus sativus subsp. Sativus, Raphanus sativus)
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Radish
Radishes are usually eaten raw in salads. They are known for their white to deep red color and sharp, pungent flavor. Water 95.3%  81/16/02  LA : ALA

Coconut flour in a glass bowl (Cocos nucifera): in the background, coconut oil on the left and a whole coconut on the right.
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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

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

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

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

Oils and fats, plant-based: Oil, flaxseed, cold pressed - Linum usitatissimum
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Cold-pressed flaxseed oil
Cold-pressed flaxseed oil (linseed oil) is rich in fatty acids, especially omega-3. However, if not stored correctly, it can quickly turn rancid. Water 0.1%  00/00/100  LA (14.2g) 1:4 (53.4g) 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

Mung bean sprouts, raw - Vigna radiata: basket full, with mung beans to the left.
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Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw
Mung beans have a mildly sweet taste and are easy to digest. The raw sprouts are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Water 90.4%  65/33/02  LA : ALA

Vanilla powder (ground vanilla) in a heap on a white surface and two vanilla pods.
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Ground vanilla
Vanilla powder is obtained by grinding vanilla seeds, which lose a lot of flavor in the process. It is better to use vanilla extract. Water 10.2%  92/04/04  LA : ALA

Oils and fat, vegetable: Sesame oil drips in a bright dish on wooden pad.
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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

Coconut milk in a coconut shell. Coconut milk has a naturally high fat content and can also easily be prepared at home.
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Coconut milk
Coconut milk, not to be confused with coconut water, is a common substitute for dairy milk. It is preserved by means of ultra-high temperature processing. Water 72.9%  11/08/82  LA : ALA

Corn on the cob, half-peeled - Zea mays mays L. - on plant.
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Corn
Corn is a warm-season annual that yields hundreds of corn kernels per cob. It is used as food as well as to produce chemical products and biofuel. Water 7.8%  84/11/05  LA : ALA

Hemp seeds, peeled, raw - Cannabis sativa - in white porcelain bowl with wooden spoon.
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Hemp seed, shelled
Raw hemp seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and contain all of the essential amino acids. The shelled variety is preferred for baked goods and muesli. Water 5.5%  09/37/54  LA (30.4g) 3:1 (8.7g) ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, white pepper (Piper nigrum)
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White pepper
White pepper: read about the differences between green, white, black and red pepper in the link. Pepper owes its spicy heat primarily to the alkaloid piperine. Water 11.4%  85/13/03  LA : ALA

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