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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

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, dried marjoram (Origanum majorana)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Jonathunder, Wikimedia

Dried marjoram
Dried marjoram is a popular seasoning that contains many essential oils. It is used primarily in sausages, potato dishes, and sauces. Water 7.6%  75/16/09  LA (1.2g) 1:3 (3.2g) 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

Seeds, raw, treated: psyllium
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Bastique (Cary Bass), Wikipedia

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

A carafe containing dark pumpkin seed oil with pumpkin seeds to the left and a pumpkin to the right.
© Bought from Hetizia, fotolia

Pumpkin seed oil
Pumpkin seed oil has a greenish-brown color and an aromatic nutty flavor. It contains high levels of linoleic acid and phytosterols.   00/00/100  LA (49.2g) 102:1 (0.5g) ALA

Garam masala - an Indian spice mixture - piled up on a whitish surface.
© CC-by 3.0, Badagnani, Wikimedia Commons

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

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 milk is pulp mashed with water, here in bottle, next to coconut and pieces.
© Bought from Printemps, fotolia

Coconut milk, raw
Coconut milk has a nutty, fruity flavor. It is used not only in desserts, but is a common ingredient in Asian dishes. Water 67.6%  17/07/75  LA : ALA

Mung bean sprouts, raw - Vigna radiata: basket full, with mung beans to the left.
© Bought from aedkafl, fotolia

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

Pears in a braided container, around it another and a half. Pyrus communis L.
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia

Pear
Raw pears contain valuable vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Pears are also used in cooked, preserved, or dried form. Water 84.0%  97/02/01  LA : ALA

Two kohlrabi freshly harvested plus one cut open. - Brassica oleracea (Gongylodes Group)
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia

Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is a vegetable commonly grown and eaten in the German-speaking countries. It is similar in taste to broccoli and is eaten raw or cooked. Water 91.0%  78/21/01  LA : ALA

Corn on the cob, half-peeled - Zea mays mays L. - on plant.
© Bought from fotoknips, fotolia

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.
© Bought from susa_schwarz, fotolia

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%  08/37/55  LA (29.4g) 3:1 (8.7g) 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

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, white pepper (Piper nigrum)
© Public Domain, Miansari66, Wikipedia

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

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw, untreated: wild garlic (Allium ursinum)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Lisa Carter, Wikipedia

Wild garlic
Wild garlic is a vegetable, spice, and medicinal plant used to enhance many dishes. You have to be careful not to confuse it with other poisonous plants. Water 92.6%  81/14/05  LA : ALA

The photo shows homemade soy cream that is made with soy milk and canola oil.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Nora Maria Nagel, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Soy cream
Soy cream is a good alternative to traditional cooking cream that you can use if you want or have to do without animal products. Water 60.9%  11/06/83  LA (6.1g) 2:1 (2.9g) ALA

Mellow chickpeas in wooden bowl on kitchen board - Cicer arietinum.
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia

Chickpeas, cooked
Chickpeas are generally eaten cooked. They have a mild, slightly nutty flavor and are used in many popular recipes such as curries, soups, stews, and hummus. Water 60.4%  72/24/04  LA : ALA

Apricot dried, raw, no sulfur - Prunus armeniaca: brown, not red-orange are apricots if they are dried without sulfur.
© Bought from kodbanker, fotolia

Apricot dried, raw, no sulfur
Dried apricots are nutritious and you can buy kinds that haven’t been treated with sulfur dioxide. Although more brown in color, they are free of preservatives. Water 30.9%  94/05/01  LA : ALA

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