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Culinary terms with N

natural condiments are those used as they, with minimal processing or natural changes. Herbs and spices are dried, toasted or ground to powder. Vinegar, soy sauce or fish sauces are produced by natural fermentation processes. Natural condiments usually add a more complex flavor to food and they add also texture and some other beneficial chemicals, even if in tiny amounts.

Laboratories can isolate, even replicate, the actual molecules responsible for flavor. Sometimes to a very good effect, such the sour cream and chives flavor in chips. However, we still find ready salted chips with a sour cream chives dip more pleasurable to eat. The taste of a milkshake prepared with strawberry flavored syrup is a far cry from one made with real crushed strawberries and sugar.

nibble - eating verb - chew, bite, gnaw, eat; eat small amounts of something, especially food in tiny, quick bites - name - a small amount of food,; a snack, often used in plural.

noodle - A thin, elongated piece of dough, typically made from wheat or rice flour, that is boiled in water and often used in various dishes like soups, stir-fries, and salads. Nooldes come in different shapes and sizes and are a staple in many Asian and Italian cuisines.

nosh - eating verb - nourish, give to eat - informal - munch or eat a snack.

nourishment - name - Food or nutrients needed for growth, health, and good condition. It refers to anything that feeds or helps to make grow, especially to a diet that sustains the body in a healthy way.

nut - The tasty, often crunchy inside part of some fruits that have a hard shell and a single seed, like almonds or walnuts, commonly used in recipes for added flavor and texture.

nutrient - name - A substance that an organism needs to live and grow, which is absorbed by the body to provide energy, stimulate growth, and maintain the health of the body's cells and tissues.

Macronutrients - Nutrients the body needs in relatively large amounts, like proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Micronutrients - Nutrients the body needs in very small amounts, like vitamins and minerals.