The letter A is the first letter of the English alphabet. Here is a list of foods that begin with the letter A, along with their definitions.
Common Foods Beginning with A
- Acorn Squash: A type of winter squash, typically orange-fleshed with a hard rind.
- Alfalfa Sprouts: A legume sprout that is typically eaten raw, either alone or in salads.
- Almond: Small, heart-shaped, hard nut from the almond tree.
- Anchovy: A tiny salt-water fish, typically used for flavoring in foods.
- Anise: An aromatic herb used to flavor foods.
- Apple: A sweet, white fruit with red or green skin from the apple tree.
- Apricot: A soft, sweet, dark plum-like fruit from the apricot tree.
- Artichoke: A type of thistle-like flower with edible leaves and tender heart-shaped edible flower buds.
- Arugula: A pungent green herb used in salad.
- Asian Pear: A soft yellowish-green fruit from the Asian pear tree.
- Asparagus: A vegetable with slender, straight stalks.
- Aspic: A clear jelly made from meat stock that is used as a garnish.
- Atemoya: A hybrid of the sugar-apple and cherimoya fruits.
- Avocado: A green-skinned, brown-fleshed, pear-shaped fruit from the avocado tree.
European Foods Beginning with A
- Antipasto: [Italian] A selection of cold meats, olives, cheeses, and other deli foods served as an appetizer before a meal.
- Arancini: [Italian] Rice balls fried and stuffed with cheese or meat.
Mexican Foods Beginning with A
- Adobo: A rich, tangy sauce made from ground chiles, vinegar, garlic and other spices. It is often the marinade for meats or game.
- Antojitos: Classic Mexican street foods
Indian Foods Beginning with A
- Aloo Gobi: A vegetarian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower, and seasoned with Indian spices.
Middle Eastern Foods Beginning with A
- Akkawi: a soft, salty cheese made from cow or goat milk
African Foods Beginning with A
- Akara: [Nigerian] fritters made from ground black-eyed peas, spiced and fried in palm oil
- Amala: [Nigerian] a thick, spongy dough made from yam flour or cassava, usually with some beans or pepper added
- Attiéké: [Ivorian] grated cassava, deep fried and mashed