Food starting with N

List of food that starts with N

Alphabetical list of foods.

Food and drinks, from complete dishes to flavorings and beyond.

Photo of nectarines
Photo by Cliff Hutson
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Scientific name: prunus persica

A nectarine is simply a type of peach that has smooth skin instead of fuzzy skin.

Photo of a bowl of noodles
Photo by Samson Loo
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A noodle is a thin strip of dough, either soft or dried, that is cooked and then served in a soup, with a sauce or as a part of many different meals.

Photo of nutmeg fruit
Photo by Lee Coursey
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Scientific name: genus: myristica

Nutmeg comes from an evergreen tropical tree native to Indonesia. Nutmeg comes from the nut at the center of the fruit in the picture, while mace is made from the red coating that is found around the outside of the seed.
Nutmeg has a strong, warm taste and is used as a spice by many different cultures, in both sweet and savory dishes.