Every day, people are confronted with choices about what to eat.
Unfortunately, some of the foods that are healthiest for us start with the letter E while many of the foods that taste best also start with the letter E.
The letter E represents many very appealing items on grocery store shelves and in fast-food restaurants.
That said, let’s have a look at 25 foods that start with the letter E
Elk is a type of animal in the deer family. Its meat is easy to prepare, thanks to its lean and tender texture.
In terms of nutritional value, elk features more protein but less cholesterol than pork, beef, and chicken.
Plus, it is an excellent source of zinc, iron, and phosphorous, thus an excellent alternative to red meat.
2. Eggplant (also Aubergine)
Eggplants are one of many vegetables that start with the letter E. It is a deep purple fruit that can be eaten raw or cooked.
When eaten raw, it has a bitter taste and soft texture, but when cooked the texture softens further and it has a subtler earthy flavor.
Eggs are a wonderful source of some very important nutrients like Vitamin B12 and folate.
They’re also easy to cook and can be combined with lots of other nutritious foods such as green vegetables to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner tasty and filling.
4. Eel (also Unagi)
Eating fish like eel can be beneficial to our health because they contain important omega 3 fatty acids that are good for heart health.
Based on the nutritional benefits, eel is can help to maintain bone health, lower cholesterol, and help relieve menstrual pain.
5. Emu meat
Emu meat is becoming popular because it has less fat content compared to other red meats. It contains essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
It also contains iron for higher red blood cell concentrations for people with anemia.
6. Edamame (green soybeans)
Soybeans are among the healthiest foods on earth because they contain lots of phytochemicals that can fight heart disease and several types of cancer.
They’re also packed with essential amino acids, fiber, folates, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, and many other nutrients.
As one of the foods that start with the letter E, Epazote is a Mexican herb used in traditional dishes like black beans and corn tamales.
Epazote plant features green and small flowers that produce thousands of tiny seeds.
I would recommend the herb for use in paleo diets, gluten-free diets, vegans, and vegetarians.
Escarole belongs to the chicory family and its leaves can be either pale yellow or green colored. It is commonly eaten raw in salads, but it can also be cooked (usually sautéed).
Escarole contains lots of fiber, vitamins A and C, but it is low in calories.
Additionally, each serving contains a little amount of iron, calcium, and vitamin K.
Elderberries are popularly used to make jam, wine, tea, and pies. Elderberry fruit contains lots of antioxidants that help protect our cells from free radicals which can cause cancer.
In terms of nutritional value, elderberries are a good source of phenolic acids, dietary fiber, vitamin C, anthocyanins, and flavonols.
Endive is a type of leafy plant in the chicory family. It has light green leaves and a slightly bitter taste. Endive also contains calcium, folate, iron vitamins A, C, K.
Additionally, it contains lots of dietary fibers that help lower cholesterol and reduce the risks of several types of cancer including colon, lung, and breast.
11. Enoki Mushrooms
Enoki is a type of mushroom with a long, skinny white body and tiny speckled caps. It has a very mild taste, so it is often added to salads or noodle dishes for flavor.
Enchiladas are rolled corn tortillas that are filled with different combinations of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and sometimes fruits.
They can be served as appetizers or for main course meals. They’re also very versatile because they can be filled with different ingredients or served in various ways.
13. Enterprise apple
The Enterprise is a late-summer apple with red and yellow skin. It has an excellent balance of sweet and tart tastes, so it is perfect to be eaten fresh.
Estragon is an herb that is used in French cuisine to season meat, poultry, and fish dishes.
It has a distinct aroma so it’s usually added as the last ingredient after other ingredients have already been mixed.
Erbazzone is a type of Italian pastry that consists of a swirl of dough enclosing a filling made from spinach, onions, and cheese.
Some cooks add ham or other meats to the mix for additional flavor.
The etrog is a popular type of citron that is considered one of the ceremonial plants in the Jewish religion.
It looks very similar to a lemon, but it is larger in size. People use Etrog for making one of the essential oils in aromatherapy.
17. Entawak Fruit
Entawak is a yellow or brown fruit that grows in hot climates. It tastes like pumpkin or squash with a sweet flavor on the inside.
The fruit has seeds that can be roasted or eaten without roasting. Some of its nutritional values include anticancer benefits, body detoxification, antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.
18. Elephant apple
Also referred to as the Chalta fruit, the elephant apple is a nutritious fruit that acts as a good source of iron, vitamin A/B/C, phosphorous, proteins, and calcium.
This fruit contains calories and healthy fats to ensure that you benefit from high energy levels and good metabolism.
Empanadas are baked or fried pastry pockets filled with meat, cheese, vegetables, fruit, seafood, traditional spices.
They are very popular in Latin America especially in Ecuador where they are prepared for specific occasions including religious festivals and family gatherings.
Etouffee is a typical Cajun dish that consists of shrimp or crawfish cooked in a sauce made from butter and spices.
The finished product has a consistency similar to soup, so it’s usually served over rice as the main course meal.
21. Elbow Macaroni
Elbow macaroni is a type of pasta that’s shaped like an elbow. Some people serve this pasta with cheese or cream sauce, while others add it to soups and salads.
22. Egg Foo Yung
Egg foo young is a dish of beaten eggs mixed with meat, seafood, vegetables, and traditional thickening agents such as cornstarch or flour.
It can be cooked in different ways such as frying, scrambling, and steaming.
This dish is popular in Chinese American, Chinese Indonesian, and British Chinese cuisines.
Ecrevisse is French for crawfish. It is actually a dish made of boiled or fried small freshwater crustaceans that are native to North American wetlands, ponds, streams, and lakes.
Escolar is a type of fish that has long, narrow skin resembling snakeskin.
The taste of this fish resembles mackerel but it’s less oily than tuna or salmon.
However, there are some people who may not be good candidates for eating escolar because it contains a toxin that can cause digestive problems even in small amounts.
Escargot is actually a French dish that consists of snails cooked in garlic butter (usually with parsley). People normally eat the meat by either sucking it out or cutting it right out of the shell.