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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

Wooden bowl with buckwheat filled on dark wooden table - Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.

Buckwheat
Buckwheat is gluten-free, and in studies with diabetic rats, it has been shown to be effective in decreasing elevated blood sugar levels. Water 9.8%  81/15/04  LA : ALA

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.): tumeric root (left), coursely ground powder (right).

Turmeric root
Turmeric not only stimulates the digestion, but also has other health-promoting properties. It can be eaten raw and is a key ingredient in curry powder. Water 82.0%  84/12/04  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

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, dried thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Dried thyme
Thyme is a particularly healthy spice because of its essential thyme oil. Thanks to its long shelf life, the dried variety is especially popular. Water 7.8%  79/11/09  LA 1:1 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

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

Coconut meat, raw - Cocos nucifera: Two halves show the coconut meat. Behind it ornament.

Coconut
Fresh coconut eaten raw tastes especially good as a small snack. You can also grate it and use it to top fruit salads, desserts, or hearty dishes. Water 47.0%  29/06/64  LA : ALA

Young woman in bathrobe drinking coconut water with straw directly from coconut.

Coconut water
Coconut water is a good thirst quencher. It is 95% water and 4% carbohydrates and is low in calories and fat. The coconut water from young coconuts is best. Water 95.0%  80/16/04  LA : ALA

Chili flakes (Capsicum annuum), a small pile on a white background.

Chili flakes
Chili flakes are available with or without seeds. Similar to chili powder, they are used to increase the spiciness of a wide range of dishes, sauces, and dips. Water 7.2%  81/12/07  LA !:0 ALA

Garlic granules and garlic powder in two dark containers with garlic lying around.

Garlic powder or granules
Although not quite as natural, garlic powder or garlic granules is a handy alternative to garlic. It is at least five times more concentrated than fresh garlic. Water 6.4%  81/18/01  LA : ALA

A bag of ground ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ground ginger
Ground ginger is very popular in spice mixtures, where it is used in order to make dishes spicier and for its medicinal ingredients. Water 9.9%  84/11/05  LA 3:1 ALA

Citrus sautee and grated lemon with lemon rasps in square ceramic bowl.

Lemon peel
Lemon peel has a delicious flavor. It is used in dishes either whole or grated. Make sure to only use the peel of organic citrus fruits. Water 81.6%  90/08/02  LA : ALA

Yellow bell peppers, freshly harvested and arranged closely together (Capsicum annuum).

Yellow bell pepper
Unlike chili peppers, bell peppers aren’t hot. They are available in green, yellow, and red, whereby the latter two have a milder and sweeter flavor. Water 92.0%  84/13/03  LA : ALA

Flakes, coarse and finely ground, vegan (can be heated): whole wheat flour

Whole wheat flour
Baked goods made from whole wheat flour have a nuttier taste and heavier texture as compared to white flour products; however, the dough doesn’t rise as much. Water 10.7%  82/15/03  LA : ALA

Rosemary branch with flower on the shrub.

Rosemary
Fresh rosemary is a slightly bitter spice and healing herb. In tea, it has an antifungal effect and a positive effect on blood circulation. Water 67.8%  69/11/20  LA 1:1 ALA

Pineapple in large plantation in the growing area - Ananas comosus.

Pineapple
Raw, ripe pineapple is juicy and has a sweet and tart flavor. Pineapple is great as a fruit, dessert, in cake, or as an ingredient in savory dishes. Water 86.0%  95/04/01  LA : ALA

Young woman smells fresh broccoli with stalk. Brassica oleracea var. Italica.

Broccoli
Broccoli has a mild, slightly bitter flavor that goes well with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. The florets, stalk, and leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Water 89.3%  68/29/04  LA : ALA

Granulated sugar (sugar), coarse-grained, on tablespoon, including writing "diabetes".

Sugar, granulated
Granulated sugar is the common form of white (refined) sugar made from sugar cane or sugar beet. See text for more information about forms and uses. Water 0.0%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Oils and fats, plant-based: Oil, flaxseed, cold pressed - Linum usitatissimum

Cold-pressed flaxseed oil
Cold-pressed flaxseed oil (linseed oil) is rich in fatty acids, especially omega-3. However, if not stored correctly, it can quickly turn rancid. Water 0.1%  00/00/100  LA 1:4 ALA

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