The letter J is the tenth letter of the English alphabet. Here is a list of foods that begin with the letter J, along with their definitions.
Common Foods Beginning with J
- Jackfruit: A tropical fruit native to parts of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The tree can grow up to 60 feet tall and bears fruit that can weigh up to 100 pounds.
- Jalapeño: A spicy pepper that is the most widely used chile in Mexican cuisine. It is usually mild to moderately hot.
- Jam: The sweet, thickened state of fruit juices or fleshy fruits. It is typically spread on bread or toast.
- Jelly: The sweet, gelatinous, solid state of fruit juices. It is typically spread on bread or toast.
- Jellybeans: A candy made from sugar and gelatin that are shaped into different colors, flavors, and shapes.
- Jerusalem Artichoke: A tuberous plant that looks like a sunflower.
- Jicama: A root vegetable that grows in Mexico and throughout Central America; related to the potato and yam.
- Jimmies: Small pieces of confectionary used to decorate desserts.
- Jordan Almonds: Almonds that have been covered with a thin candy coating.
- Juice: The liquid that is made by crushing fruit or vegetables.
Oriental Foods Beginning with J
- Jasmine Rice: A variety of aromatic long-grain rice, grown in Thailand and the Indian subcontinent.
African Foods Beginning with J
- Jollof Rice: [Western and Sub-Saharan Africa] A long-grain rice dish with meat, vegetables and spices cooked together in a single pot.