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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
884 kcal

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
290 kcal

Dried porcini mushrooms in a wooden bowl with fresh porcini mushrooms on top.
© Bought from Monika_1, Shutterstock

Dried porcini mushroom
Porcini mushrooms are among the most popular of all edible mushrooms. In dried form, they have a more intense flavor since mushrooms contain over 80% water. Water 1.4%  64/32/03  LA (0.3g) 1:4 (1.4g) ALA
269 kcal

Vanilla powder (ground vanilla) in a heap on a white surface and two vanilla pods.
© Bought from emuck, fotolia

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
317 kcal

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
25 kcal

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
296 kcal

Homemade vegan butter (margarine) from rapeseed oil without trans fatty acids.
© Bought from Heike Rau, fotolia

Vegan margarine
Although vegan margarine has been modified to improve its nutritional profile, it remains a controversial industry product. Water 15.7%  01/01/98  LA (19.4g) 13:1 (1.5g) ALA
719 kcal

Orange, raw, with peel (Citrus sinensis): oranges cut in half, and in the backgroud orange juice. The oranges pictured here are “half-blood” oranges.
© Bought from yesyesterday, fotolia

Orange, raw, with peel
The fruity flavor and high vitamin C content of oranges make them perfect for both raw and cooked food dishes — and orange peel also adds extra flavor. Water 82.3%  91/08/02  LA : ALA
63 kcal

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
310 kcal

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
340 kcal

Raw blueberries - Vaccinium spp. - still on the bush.
© CC-by-sa 4.0, Corwinhee, Wikimedia

Blueberries (organic?)
Blueberries (organic?) have a high antioxidant potential, and it seems that they also have properties that can reduce the risk of cancer and strokes. Water 84.2%  93/05/02  LA : ALA
57 kcal

Cabbage (white cabbage), raw - Brassica oleracea, whole and cut open on a white surface.
© Bought from Markus Mainka, fotolia

Cabbage
White cabbage is used as both a food, as well as in medicine (e.g., for stomach or digestive problems). It consists of more than 90 % water. Water 92.2%  81/18/01  LA : ALA
25 kcal

Cloves, whole (Syzygium aromaticum) as you can buy in the trade. Here on wooden spoon.
© Bought from K, Adobe

Clove, entire
Entire Cloves have an intense taste thanks to their essential oils, especially eugenol. Grind cloves in a mortar to use in sauces, soups, pastries, and currys. Water 9.9%  78/07/15  LA (2.6g) 4:1 (0.6g) ALA
274 kcal

Image shows a pile of dried and unsulphurized apricots.
© 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
241 kcal

Fennel seeds piled high, on top of it a wooden spoon with fennel seeds - Foeniculum vulgare.
© Bought from pinkomelet, fotolia

Fennel seed
Fennel seed serves as the main spice for a variety of dishes. It can also be used to make an aromatic tea that is soothing for the stomach and intestines. Water 8.8%  63/19/18  LA : ALA
345 kcal

Swiss chard on a dish towel. People who tend to get kidney stones (calcium oxalate stones) should avoid eating Swiss chard as it has a high oxalic acid content.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Swiss chard
When it comes to Swiss chard, both the stalks and leaves are edible. The taste is reminiscent of spinach, but is comparatively more intense and savory. Water 92.7%  65/31/03  LA : ALA
19 kcal

Bowl of safflower oil on the left and the fresh flowers on the right.
© Bought from Reika, fotolia

Safflower oil
Safflower oil is available with either low or high levels of oleic acid. It can be used for steaming foods briefly or for salads and is also used in medicine. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (12.7g) !:0 (0.1g) ALA
884 kcal

Blue bowl with freshly cooked white beans (Phaseolus vulgaris).
© CC-by 2.0, cookbookman17, flickr.com

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
118 kcal

Untreated yam bean (Jícama) - Pachyrhizus spp. - on a market.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Sakurai Midori, Wikimedia

Jicama (Yam bean, Mexican turnip or Chinese potato, ahipa)
Jicama has a consistency similar to that of radishes and tastes particular good raw in salads. It owes its sweet flavor to the oligofructose inulin. Water 90.1%  92/07/01  LA : ALA
38 kcal

Millet, dry ( Panicum miliaceum L.), in three small ceramic bowls.
© Bought from bit24, fotolia

Millet, dry
Millet (dry / natural) contains high levels of silicon, iron, and vitamin B6, as well as fluoride, sulfur, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium. Water 8.7%  83/13/05  LA (2g) 17:1 (0.1g) ALA
378 kcal