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Four cassia cinnamon sticks (1–3 mm thick) tied together on a brown woven fabric.
© Bought from Scisetti Alfio, fotolia

Cinnamon stick
Cinnamon sticks taste sweet and flavorsome thanks to the essential oils they contain. You can read about ground cinnamon on our page on ground cinnnamon. Water 10.6%  94/05/01  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%  09/37/54  LA (30.4g) 3:1 (8.7g) 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

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

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

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

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

Shelled peanuts without skin in a bowl beside peanuts with shell and peanuts with brownish red skin.
© Bought from catto32, Adobe

Peanuts (raw? organic?)
Originating in the Andes, peanuts are not true nuts according to the botanical definition. It’s best to eat peanuts in moderation! (raw? organic?). Water 6.5%  18/28/54  LA (15.6g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Red cabbage resp. blue kraut, raw - Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group), cut open on a table
© Bought from Printemps, fotolia

Red cabbage
Red cabbage can be used both raw in a salad and cooked for other dishes. It is especially popular because of its mild sweet taste. Water 90.4%  82/16/02  LA : 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

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

The "Big nettle", Urtica dioica, wild-growing, often called common nettle, stinging nettle.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Simplicius, Wikipedia

Nettles, (Young, Stinging)
Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica, Young Nettles) have culinary and medicinal uses, especially in naturopathy. Water 87.7%  73/26/01  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 (5.7g) 2:1 (2.8g) ALA

Peas, fresh, partly incl. Pod on a round kitchen board, directly from the garden.
© Bought from remoarcaro, fotolia

Green peas
Green peas are crisp to the bite and can be used in a number of dishes. They can be eaten raw and contain lots of protein and carbohydrates. Water 78.9%  71/27/02  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

Bowl with coarsely ground green spelt
© Bought from fotolia, fotolia-Kauf

Green spelt, coarsely ground
Coarsely ground green spelt is made from unripened spelt wheat that is harvested, dried over a beechwood fire, and coarsely ground. Water 10.6%  84/13/03  LA : ALA

Arugula, raw (Eruca sativa): arugula growing wild on a meadow
© Public Domain, Leo Michels, Wikimedia

Arugula
Arugula is used raw, primarily as a salad or, for example, as an ingredient in pesto. The bitter, almost sharp taste is reminiscent of cress and walnuts. Water 91.7%  53/37/10  LA (0.1g) 1:1 (0.2g) ALA

White beans, mature, soaked and cooked, without salt
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rasbak, Wikipedia

White beans, cooked (without salt)
The protein content and easy storage make beans a favorite staple foods. Cooking white beans at temperatures >70°C destroys the toxic substance phasin. Water 69.0%  71/28/02  LA : ALA

Sumac, Gerber Sumac (spice) - Rhus coriaria, piled on blue surface.
© Bought from Elena Moiseeva, fotolia

Sumac
Sumac is a tangy, lemony spice found primarily in Middle Eastern spice mixes. Read in the link about important things to know when purchasing and using sumac.   75/05/20  LA : ALA

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