Which Foods Start With the Letter “N”?

Foods that start with the letter “N” include nuts, naan bread, navy beans, nectarines, nettles, noodles, New Zealand spinach, nasturtium and nutmeg. Naan bread is a leavened Indian bread that’s made from atta wheat flour. It’s bread that is slapped on the side of tandoori oven to cook.

Nasturtiums are grown both for the brightly colored flowers and leaves, which have a spicy taste and are sprinkled over salads. Even the flowers are used, and the buds and seeds can be pickled to make a garnish like capers. New Zealand spinach isn’t really spinach but tastes like it. It also has an advantage over spinach in that it thrives in warm weather, whereas real spinach bolts in the heat.

Nectarines taste like peaches, though they have smooth skins like plums. They are used much like peaches, and they are abundant in dietary fiber and vitamin C. They have no cholesterol.

Noodles are made in just about every country. The oldest examples of noodles come from China. Chinese noodles are still made with wheat or rice flour and kudzu or pea starch. Though they can be made in many thicknesses and lengths, Chinese noodles are usually made long, for this promises a long life.