The chickpea or chick pea is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. Its different types are variously known as gram, or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, Egyptian pea, ceci, cece, chana, or Kabuli chana. Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas, which are often cooked and ground into a paste and mixed with tahini (sesame seed paste).
The almond is a rich source of the B vitamins thiamine, vitamin B6, folate, riboflavin and niacin, vitamin E, choline and the essential minerals potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.
Cashews are rich sources (> 19% DV) of dietary minerals, including particularly copper, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium (79-110% DV), and of thiamin, vitamin B6 and vitamin K (32-37% DV) (table). Iron, potassium, zinc and selenium are present in significant content (14-61% DV).
An oil extracted from the seeds of several varieties of the cotton plant. The oil is heavily processed and is very common in commercial foods. Because the oil resists becoming rancid, it offers products a longer shelf life. The oil is also commonly found in its hydrogenated form - see Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil.
Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride. Salt is essential for animal life, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. In general, Americans should limit daily sodium consumption to 2,300 milligrams, but this is an upper safe limit, not a recommended daily allowance.