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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

Strawberries, raw - Fragaria X ananassa: Freshly picked from a bush - in the hands of an adult.
© Bought from hakase420, fotolia

Strawberry, raw
Wild strawberries have been eaten since the Stone Age, but it wasn’t until the eighteenth century that crossbreeding yielded the larger garden strawberry. Water 91.0%  89/08/03  LA : 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

Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea). A variety of peanut cultivars laid out on a blue cloth. Some of the varieties are quite different when it comes to size.
© Public Domain, Jack Dykinga, USDA ARS, Wikimedia

Peanuts
Originating in the Andes, peanuts are not true nuts according to the botanical definition. Consuming peanuts is bad for your health. Water 6.5%  18/28/54  LA (15.6g) !:0 (0g) 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

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

Mellow chickpeas in wooden bowl on kitchen board - Cicer arietinum.
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia

Chickpeas, cooked
Chickpeas are generally eaten cooked. They have a mild, slightly nutty flavor and are used in many popular recipes such as curries, soups, stews, and hummus. Water 60.4%  72/24/04  LA : ALA

Bowl of safflower oil on the left and the fresh flowers on the right. The oil is extracted from the seeds.
© 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

A young couple is tasting red table wine during a wine tasting.
© Bought from karelnoppe, fotolia

Red table wine
Red table wine is enjoyed as an alcoholic beverage and is used in the kitchen, where it is especially popular for use as a cooking liquid and in marinades. Water 86.5%  97/03/00  LA : ALA

Coconut milk in a coconut shell. Coconut milk has a naturally high fat content and can also easily be prepared at home.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Inke Weissenborn, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Coconut milk
Coconut milk, not to be confused with coconut water, is a common substitute for dairy milk. It is preserved by means of ultra-high temperature processing. Water 72.9%  11/08/82  LA : ALA

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

Chili peppers, green, raw (Capsicum frutescens)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Balaram Mahalder, Wikipedia

Hot green chili pepper
Green chilli peppers are used either raw or cooked to add a spicy flavor to dishes. They are available fresh, as a powder, or in the form of sauces/pastes. Water 87.7%  81/17/02  LA : ALA

Freshly harvested raspberries (Rubus idaeus) in two cups and around them with raspberry leaves.
© Bought from pilipphoto, fotolia

Raspberry, raw
Raspberries are appreciated for their taste and are also used as a medicinal plant. Raw raspberries are low in sugar, but contain many vitamins and minerals. Water 85.8%  87/09/05  LA (0.2g) 2:1 (0.1g) ALA

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

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

Spelt stalks in a field.
© GFDL 1.2, Rasbak, wiktionary

Spelt, uncooked
Spelt is closely related to wheat but contains different types of gluten. It does not contain omega-5 gliadin, the most potent wheat allergen. Water 11.0%  81/17/03  LA : ALA

Real cumin (seed cumin), seeds on wooden scoop and around it - Carum carvi.
© Bought from dima_pics, fotolia

Caraway seed
Caraway seed is one of the oldest spices, and thanks to its antispasmodic properties and other health benefits, it is also used as a medicinal plant. Water 9.9%  59/23/17  LA (3.1g) 21:1 (0.2g) ALA

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

Rice syrup on a white plate. In the background, rice on a brown bamboo mat.
© Bought from Heike Rau, fotolia

Rice syrup
Rice syrup is obtained by fermenting rice flour and can be used as a general sweetener and for baking. It has a mild, butterscotch flavor. Water 22.6%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

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