Food starting with Q

List of foods that start with Q

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

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Quandong

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Scientific name: santalum acuminatum

Quandongs are a type of fruit found in Australia, and are also known as the native peach. They are semi-parasitic and will get some nutrients from the roots of nearby trees and plants. Quandongs grow right across Australia, even in the dryest areas. The fruit itself had a big seed and a very thin coating of fruit on the outside. The seeds are textured and can be made into interesting jewelry.
Quandongs can be used to make jam and pies.

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Quiche

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A quiche is a baked dish made from an egg and cream custard in a pastry crust. Other ingredients are usually added to the custard, such as chopped bacon, vegetables and cheese. Quiche can be eaten cold, which makes it fun to take to a picnic.

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Quince

Scientific name: cydonia oblonga

The Quince is native to southwest. It is a small deciduous tree growing 5-8 m tall and 4-6 m wide. It is related to apples and pears. The quince has a pear-shaped fruit that is bright yellow when it is ripe.

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Quinoa

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Scientific name: chenopodium quinoa

Quinoa is not a grass, but is grown as a cereal crop. It is more closely related to beets than wheat, and is a very good source of protein and nutrients. Quinoa seeds are usually eaten whole, cooked. The seeds have a bitter coating which needs to be removed before cooking.