Pantry Staples

I know it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to buy first when starting out on your raw food journey. In addition to fresh produce, you will want to keep nuts, seeds, grains, seasonings, healthy oils, and vinegars. You can customize your raw food pantry any way you desire, with any products or brands you prefer. If you need some inspiration, I’ve put together a list of my favorite, most used pantry items with Amazon shopping links. I may receive a small commission if you decide to purchase any of these items through these links. You’ll see these ingredients in a lot of my raw food recipes!

Almonds are packed with protein, vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. They can help control weight, blood sugar and blood pressure, manage cholesterol, protect the heart.

Cashews are soft, buttery, and slightly sweet. They’re a great source of protein, vitamin E, magnesium, copper, and zinc. They can help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, anemia, and gall stones.

Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. They help decrease inflammation, aid in digestion, reduce the risk cancer, help manage weight and blood pressure, lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and improve brain function.

Pumpkin seeds are full of amino acids, protein, and antioxidants, as well as magnesium, and zinc. They can improve heart health and help fight cancer. They’re good for bladder and prostate health.

Sunflower seeds are excellent sources of vitamin E and selenium. They can fight inflammation, heart disease, and diabetes.

Chia seeds are considered a superfood. They’re rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus. They form a gel like substance when wet, making them a great egg replacement in recipes.

The superfood cacao is the raw form of chocolate. It’s rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s good for your heart and skin and can help improve blood circulation, lower blood pressure, decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke, fight cancer, aid in weight loss, improve brain function, and elevate mood.

Soy sauce flavor without the gluten or preservatives. No added salt or MSG, though both are naturally present in soy. Aminos acids are the building blocks of proteins, and this contains 16 of the 20 aminos. Bragg is dedicated to health and manufactures all products ethically and sustainably.

Nutritional yeast has a nutty/cheesy flavor. It’s a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. It helps lower cholesterol. Bragg’s is one of the best sources of vitamin B. Also contains riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin, along with powerful, immune boosting antioxidants.

Coconut oil contains MCTs that boost energy, weight loss, and brain function. It has natural antibacterial properties. Great for your skin, hair, and teeth.

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and oleic acid, which reduces inflammation and can help prevent and fight cancer. It can help prevent stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.

Hempseed oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as linoleic acid that all help optimize brain function. It’s good for your skin, hair, heart, and kidneys.

Kelp noodles are low in calories and carbs. They’re free from sugar and fats, and rich in vitamins A, B, and C, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron.

Pink Himalayan salt is a natural salt, loaded with minerals. It can help regulate blood sugar and manage weight.

Not raw, but pure, dark maple syrup is used in many raw recipes because it contains more nutrients and less fructose than other natural sweeteners.

Monk fruit extract is a natural raw sweetener with 0 calories, 0 glycemic index, and 0 net carbs. Make sure you’re buying pure monk fruit extract that’s not blended with any artificial sweeteners.

Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits, like killing harmful bacteria, lowering blood sugar and cholesterol, aiding in weight loss, and improving heart health.

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