List of Foods Starting with J

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.
  • JalapeƱo: 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.