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Various types of raisins in brown ceramic bowl, part of the raisins lying in front of it.

Raisins
Raisins are produced from dried grapes. The typical sweet taste results from the fact that raisins have up to five times the sugar content as grapes. Water 15.4%  96/04/01  LA : ALA

Ground paprika in a bowl. Ground paprika is available in various degrees of spiciness. It is especially popular in Hungary, Spain, and Portugal.

Sweet ground paprika
Sweet ground paprika has a mild, sweet flavor. The red powder is obtained by grinding dried bell peppers. Water 9.3%  67/18/16  LA 8:1 ALA

Balsamic vinegar (Aceto balsamico) in a square bottle surrounded by blue grapes.

Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar usually comes from the Italian province of Modena and is known for its dark brown color and sweetness. Water 76.4%  97/03/00  LA : ALA

Above: open coconut on the left side next to red flower, below shredded coconut in different grades of fineness.

Shredded coconut, unsweetened
Shredded coconut has a sweet and nutty flavor. It is used in a wide range of dishes and desserts and is especially common in Asian cuisine. Water 3.0%  25/07/68  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, cumin  (Cuminum cyminum)

Cumin seed
Cumin seed has a fresh and slightly hot flavor, which makes it an especially popular ingredient in Arabic, Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisines. Water 8.1%  52/21/26  LA 18:1 ALA

Sesame black, peeled in the foreground. Unpeeled black (more nutrients) or light brown.

Sesame seeds, whole, dried
Sesame seeds contain 50% fat — 44% of which are polyunsaturated fatty acids — and 18% protein. Very rich in selenium at 800 µg/100 g. Water 4.7%  26/20/55  LA 57:1 ALA

Pine nuts, raw, unpeeled, peeled in bowl behind, next to pine nut oil, pine cones.

Pine nuts
Dried pine nuts should be stored for only a short time in a cool and dark place so that they will not turn rancid. They contain 34% polyunsaturated fatty acids Water 2.3%  14/14/72  LA 210:1 ALA

Tahin (sesame butter) in dark brown shell, next to seeds and two garlic cloves.

Tahini
Tahini is a paste obtained by grinding sesame seeds. It has a nutty taste and adds a savory flavor to many Middle Eastern dishes, including soups and hummus. Water 3.0%  23/19/58  LA 53:1 ALA

A bunch of dill herb, fresh - anethum graveolens - on thick kitchen board.

Fresh dill
Dill helps improve digestion, acts as an anti-inflammatory, and can help relieve menstrual cramps and epileptic convulsions. It is also used to treat insomnia. Water 86.0%  61/30/10  LA : ALA

Raw vegetables, untreated: chives, raw (Allium schoenoprasum)

Chives
Chives are a popular herb used to flavor raw or warm dishes. They contain traces of sulfur and are rich in calcium and iron. Water 90.6%  52/39/09  LA : ALA

Quinoa, raw (Chenopodium quinoa): three wooden measuring scoops with three different colors of quinoa seeds.

Quinoa, raw, peeled off
Quinoa sold in stores has had the outer coating removed. It contains all of the essential amino acids and has even more iron, magnesium, and iron than grains. Water 13.3%  76/17/07  LA 11:1 ALA

Pistachios, opened, raw - Pistacia vera in miniature wooden bowl, behind 6 with shell.

Pistachio
Sweet pistachios are eaten raw or toasted as a snack; salty or sweet pistachios are used in pralines and desserts or to add a finishing touch to main dishes. Water 4.4%  29/22/49  LA 49:1 ALA

Vegan stock in a jar. A variety of stocks are available commercially in liquid or powder form.

Vegan stock
Vegetable stock is used as a base for soups and sauces. Foods that are cooked in stock have more flavor, and high-quality vegetable stock doesn’t contain salt. Water 96.1%  74/10/16  LA : ALA

Yellow mustard seeds on a spoon.

Yellow mustard seed
The seeds in white mustard are actually a smooth pale yellow. These are known as yellow mustard seed and taste spicy after they come into contact with liquids. Water 5.7%  39/28/32  LA 1:1 ALA

Macadamia nut, raw: cracked macadamia in shell, next to uncooked and macadamia oil.

Macadamia nuts
Originally from Australia, today Macadamia nuts are popular around the globe. They have a delicate almond-like taste but are poisonous for cats and dogs. Water 1.4%  14/08/78  LA 6:1 ALA

Pasta and baked goods, vegetarian: flour

Flour
Wheat flour used for baking bread contains more gluten as this gives bread its structure and makes it chewier. The shelf life depends on the type of flour. Water 13.4%  84/14/02  LA : ALA

Sunflower oil and a sunflower blossom: This oil contains approx. 65% linoleic acid which is too much of omega-6 and nearly none omega-3 - not very healthy!

Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is a vegetable oil obtained from sunflower seeds. Many types are available; the most common contain high levels of linoleic and high oleic acid. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA !:0 ALA

Light, home-made almond puree in glass jar, with almonds next to it.

White almond butter
As traditional almond butter contains only pressed almonds, it contains almond oil as well as the same fiber and protein as the nuts.   13/25/62  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw, untreated: fresh spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Spearmint
Spearmint has a refreshing, slightly sharp taste. It is used to season and garnish a variety of dishes. Green mint tea is also used as a natural remedy. Water 85.6%  68/26/06  LA : ALA

Cocoa powder, raw, unsweetened in a mortar of white ceramic with pestle.

Cocoa powder (cocoa, not cocao) raw?
Unsweetened cocoa is available either raw (cacao or cocoa powder, not cocao) or roasted. Raw powder is lighter in color than processed (alkalized) powder. Water 3.0%  63/21/15  LA : ALA

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