100 Foods That Start With C

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, calamari, tea, carrots, cauliflower, and cheddar cheese

1. Cabbage

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.

2. Calamari

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.

3. Chamomile

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.

4. Carrot

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.

5. Cauliflower

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.

chickpea, corn, chocolate, cinnamon, clams, and coconut

7. Chickpea

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.

8. Corn

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.

9. Chocolate

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.

10. Cinnamon

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.

11. Clams

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.

12. Coconut

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, cucumbers, currants, coffee, cantaloupe, and cashews.

13. Cornmeal

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.

14. Cucumber

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.

15. Currants

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.

16. Coffee

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.

17. Cantaloupe

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.

18. Cashews

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. custard, chives, cloves, cumin, cake

19. Celery

Celery is a vegetable. It has a combination of a mild and strong taste, with a crunchy texture.

20. Cherry

Cherry is a drupe stone fruit. It contains seeds and stones. There are several varieties of cherries. They have a sweet and tart taste.

21. Custard

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.

22. Chives

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.

23. Cloves

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.

24. Crepes

Crepes are very thin pancakes. It can be made sweet or savory. Crepes can be folded in half and filled with your favorite toppings.

25. Cumin

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.

26. Cake

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.

Try one of these delicious chocolate cake recipes here.

27. Capers

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.

cranberry cheesecake on a plate

28. Cheesecake

29. Chestnut

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.

Other Foods That Start With C

31. Caraway Seeds

32. Chia seeds

33. Cherry Tomatoes

34. Cottage Cheese

35. Coconut Cream

36. Coriander Seeds

37. Cream Cheese

38. Corn Syrup

39. Coconut Oil

40. Curry Powder

roasted chicken and veggies

41. Chicken

42. Crab

43. Croissants

44. Cupcake

45. Crumbles

46. Crawfish

47. Cranberry

corned beef and cabbage

48. Corned Beef

49. Crisps

50. Couscous

51. Clam Chowder

52. Coffee Cake

53. Collards

chocolate chip cookies

54. Cookies

55. Crab Dip

56. Cornbread

57. Courgette

58. Corn Chowder

59. Chili

60. Chico Fruit

61. Chile Relleno

62. Cinnamon Rolls

63. Cobbler

64. Chorizo

chicken noodle soup

65. Chicken Noodle Soup

66. Challah

67. Chaya

68. Cream

69. Cayenne

70. Cereal

71. Chicken Wings

72. Catfish

73. Cappuccino

74. Chicken Thigh

75. Catawba

76. Cassava

77. Chicken Chili

78. Carne Asada

79. Caviar

80. Chicken Breast

81. Chips

82. Chop

83. Ceriman

84. Cocoa

85. Chard

86. Charlotte

87. Celeriac

88. Chicken Wrap

89. Cashew

90. Chipotle

91. Cheese

92. Christmas Cake

93. Cherimoya

94. Cod Fish

95. Casserole

96. Carnitas

cherry pie

97. Christmas Pie

98. Chincapin

99. Carrot cake

100. Christmas cookies

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