GLOSSARY OF PLANT FOODS

American English / Mexican Spanish

I started this list to help me remember the plant foods I have been enjoying all my life. It continues to expand, including plant foods that I got to know after moving to Mexico and foods still new to me that are helping transition from animal-based to plant-based meals. Cross-references link to details about the items and recipes that use them.

COOKBOOK / WHAT YOU SHOULD EAT


  • hibiscus / jamaica
  • jackfruit / yaca
  • jicama
  • kale / kale
  • kiwi / kiwi
  • leek / poro
  • lemon / limon
  • lentil / lenteja
  • lettuce / lechuga
  • lima bean / haba
  • lime / lima
  • mamey
  • mango / mango
  • melons / melones
  • mushroom / champiñón
  • nectarine / nectarina
  • nutritional yeast / levadura nutricional
  • okra / kimbombo
  • olive / aceituna
  • onion / cebolla
  • orange / naranja
  • papaya / papaya
  • parsley / perejil
  • pea / chicharo
  • peanut / cacahuate, mani
  • pear / pera
  • pecan / nuez
  • pepper / chile
  • pineapple / piña
  • pistachio / pistacho
  • plantain / plátano macho
  • plum /ciruela
  • pomegranate / granada
  • potato / papa
  • prickly pear / tuna
  • prune / ciruela pasa
  • pumpkin / calabaza
  • quinoa / quinoa
  • radish / rábano
  • raisin / pasita
  • raspberry / frambuesa
  • sesame seed / ajonjoli
  • spinach / espinaca
  • squash / calabaza
  • squash flower / flor de calabaza
  • strawberry / fresa
  • sunflower seed / semilla de girasol
  • sweet potato / camote
  • tahini / tajini
  • tomato / tomate
  • turnip / nabo
  • walnut / nuez de castilla
  • watercress / berro
  • watermelon / sandia
  • zapote
  • zucchini / calabacita