What Are Some Foods That Begin With the Letter "U"?

Some foods that begin with the letter "U" are umeboshi, umbrella fruit, ube, unsalted nuts, urchins, upside-down pineapple cake, unpasteurized cheese, unsweetened chocolate and upma. These foods are a small portion of foods that begin with the letter "U". Some of them come from different culinary cultures.

The Letter "U" is the 21st letter of the English alphabet, and it is one of five vowels. Because of the odd sounds it makes and its label as a vowel, it is uncommon for words to begin with the letter "U."

All of the foods listed begin with the letter "U" but are very different dishes. Umeboshi are pickled salt plums from Japanese cuisine. The umbrella fruit is a red cone-shaped fruit that comes from umbrella trees, a plant native to North America. Ube is a species of tropical yam. Upside-down pineapple cake is a dessert made from fresh pineapples. Upma is a South Indian breakfast dish that is cooked in a similar manner to porridge. Urchins are a seafood made from sea urchins. Unsalted nuts, unpasteurized cheese and unsweetened chocolate are variations on regular nuts, cheese and chocolate. These food items do not have extra ingredients or processing like their salted, pasteurized and sweetened counterparts.