A list of foods, beverages, condiments, and spices that start with C. Included is information about the foods. This is great for list challenges or finding different foods to cook.
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100 Foods That Start With C
Cabbage is a leafy vegetable that is either red, green, or purple, with smooth or crinkled leaves. You can find them in a variety of shapes and colors. Cabbage can be cooked in several different ways including sauteed, boiled, and fried. It is low in calories and packed with nutrients.
Calamari is a squid and it gets its name from the Italian word. It is primarily cooked by deep-frying, sauteing, or boiling it. The taste of calamari has a touch of sweetness with a nutty flavor, and the meat is white and firm.
When I think of chamomile I think of tea, but what is chamomile? It is a herb made from dried flowers. Chamomile is similar to a daisy. It is very common and popular in herbal teas due to its relaxing aroma.
It is a root vegetable that is usually orange. But they do come in varying sizes and colors, with over a hundred different varieties. Their size can be as long as 3 feet. The taste of a carrot is minty and sweet, with a crispy texture.
Cauliflower is a member of the mustard family and is a cruciferous vegetable. It looks similar to a cabbage when it is growing. But when the leaves open up it looks different. It has a globe shape with a cream color. The texture is bumpy. When eaten raw it is very crunchy. But when cooked it has a slightly nutty and sweet flavor
6. Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar cheese is an English cheese that has a hard crumbly texture. It comes in yellow, orange and white. The taste ranges from mild to strong. It originated from a village in England called cheddar in Somerset. The cheese can be used in a variety of different recipes.
Chickpeas are legumes, also called garbanzo beans. They come in a few varieties which include kabuli, desi, and green. Kabuli is most commonly found in grocery stores and is large with beige skin. The taste is slightly nutty, buttery, and creamy. You can buy them in cans, dried, or flour.
Corn is a starchy vegetable that is covered by a husk and forms kernels on a cob. It is a popular vegetable that is most often eaten in the summertime. It comes in white and yellow and has a slightly sweet taste.
Have you ever wondered what is chocolate? Did you know they grow on trees? The process starts with cacao being fermented, dried, roasted, and then grounded up. From there it is melted into chocolate liqueur. Then they process it more by mixing it with sugar and other ingredients combining more heat that eventually produces tasty chocolate.
Cinnamon is a spice that originates from the branches of a tree. You can buy it as a powder or whole. Cassia and ceylon are the two main types of cinnamon. It has a dark color and is common in baking recipes.
Clams are mollusks that live in a two-sided shell. They live in mud or sand in the ocean or rivers in shallow water. They can be as much as four feet in diameter. Clams can have a salty or sweet taste and can be eaten cooked or raw.
Is coconut a fruit? Well, it’s actually quite confusing as the coconut can be classified as a fruit, seed, or nut. The coconut has a hard green shell. When you peel that you get to the husk which is hairy and brown. Inside that is the outside of the seed. And once you open the coconut you get that delicious liquid and meat.
Cornmeal is a coarse flour that is made from yellow-dried corn. The most common use is to make cornbread. But it works great as a crust for chicken or fish.
Cucumber is a fruit that grows from flowers. It has a bright green color, white inside with seeds, and has a long shape. It comes in various sizes. Cucumbers have a slightly bitter taste but are very refreshing. You can eat them fresh or pickle them.
Currants come in various colors from black, and red, to white. They have a sour and sweet berry flavor. Currants taste great in baked dishes, sauces, and jams.
Coffee is a very popular beverage. It is made from the seeds of the coffee plant ( Coffea). The coffee plants can grow up to 10 meters tall. Coffee is made from a fruit that grows from the coffee tree. The outer layer of the fruit is removed, which leaves a bean. The beans are then roasted and grounded.
Cantaloupe is a sweet juicy fruit. (muskmelon) It has a hard shell with orange flesh inside. When cantaloupe is ripe it has a very sweet flavor. It is also juicy and tender.
Cashews are seeds that grow inside a cashew fruit. They get classified as nuts because they are very similar. They are crunchy slightly sweet, and buttery.
Celery is a vegetable. It has a combination of a mild and strong taste, with a crunchy texture.
Cherry is a drupe stone fruit. It contains seeds and stones. There are several varieties of cherries. They have a sweet and tart taste.
Custard is made by blending milk or cream with eggs. It can be cooked in the oven or on the stovetop. Custard is commonly used as a dessert or as a sauce.
Chives have a long green stem and it is a herb. It has a mild onion flavor. Chives can add flavors to your soups, dips, or dressings.
Cloves are made from flower buds of evergreen trees. They are a spice and can be cooked whole or ground. They have a warm intense flavor. Great to add flavor to rice dishes, sauces, and soups.
Crepes are very thin pancakes. It can be made sweet or savory. Crepes can be folded in half and filled with your favorite toppings.
Cumin is created from the dried seed of a plant and is a spice. They have a brown-yellow color. You can find it in powder or in seed form.
Cake is a dessert that is made from sugar flour and various ingredients. You can make a variety of flavors of cakes like chocolate or vanilla.
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Capers are the green flower buds of the Caper Bush. It is found in the Mediterranean as well as Asia. They have a strong taste that is salty and lemony.
Chestnut can be added to a variety of different dishes and has a slightly sweet taste. The four main chestnuts are Japanese, American, European, and Chinese chestnuts.
30. Canola Oil
Canola oil is created from crushed canola seeds. It is a very versatile cooking oil and can be used in a variety of different dishes. Use it for frying, baking, and sauteing. It can also be used in sauces, dressings, and marinades.