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Heaped psyllium husks (Plantago 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
41 kcal

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

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
30 kcal

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
59 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

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

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
567 kcal

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
42 kcal

Black olives, pitted on wooden spoons, next to a glass bottle with olive oil.
© Bought from igradesign, fotolia

Black olive
Black olives are picked when they are ripe. Olives are often no longer raw when you buy them, even though you can cure them yourself. See text. Water 51.8%  19/05/77  LA (3.1g) 11:1 (0.3g) ALA
353 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

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
23 kcal

Spelled flour (Type 630) - Triticum aestivum L. subsp. spelta - stoneware pot full for baking.
© Bought from TwilightArtPictures, fotolia

Spelt flour (type 630)
Spelt flour (type 630) is used for baking rolls and pastries. Compared to bread flour (type 812 and 1050), it has similar properties that make it a good choice. Water 13.1%  84/14/02  LA : ALA
349 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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