Foods That Start With H (12 Items Covered With Details)

Last Updated on September 3, 2021 By Emma W. Thomas

When you think of food that starts with the letter H, a lot of food items will come to your mind, like honey, ham, hazelnut, and hash browns. However, the list is longer than you expect as the number of food items that start with H is numerous. We are hereby listing a few of them so that you can add a few names to your food dictionary and try out a few food items that you did not know of.

Some Of The Food Items That Start With The Letter H Are As Mentioned Below.

1) Hot Dog 

A hot dog consists of a partially sliced bun that contains a sausage. It can be either grilled or steamed. Sometimes the term is used to refer to the sausage itself. The sausage used in the hot dogs is the wiener or frankfurter. The condiments, method of preparation and garnishing may vary. However, the most common condiments and garnishing can be illustrated with the help of a table.

CategoriesFood Items
Condiments ketchup, mustard, relish, mayonnaise, cheese sauce, etc.
Garnishingonion, jalapenos, chili, grated cheese, coleslaw, bacon, olives, etc.
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2) Honey

Honey is a naturally occurring sweetener. It is produced by bees and is an extremely sweet and thick liquid. Beekeepers maintain bees in man-made hives with the purpose of extracting honey. Honey is widely used due to its taste as well as health benefits. The flavor of honey may differ based on the environment in which it is harvested.

3) Harissa

Harissa is a chili pepper paste that originated from North Africa. Its main ingredient is roasted red pepper, and it also contains Buklouti or serrano peppers, olive oil, and many other spices, including coriander and cumin. The recipe for Harissa may differ slightly based on the region. Harissa is widely used as a taste enhancer in the preparation of stews and sauces.

4) Hazelnut

Hazelnut is the fruit of the hazel. It also is known as cobnut or filbert nut, depending on the species. The nut is widely famous all over the world. The nut is medium-sized, having a size of up to one inches and has thin brown skin. Hazelnuts are popular ingredients in chocolates and nut butter. They have multiple uses. They can be used in baking, dessert, and confectionery. They taste really good with chocolate in shakes, chocolate truffles, and cocoa spread.

5) Hakka Noodles

Hakka noodle is a dish from Chinese cuisine where boiled noodles are stir-fried with vegetables, meats, eggs, and sauce. The noodles were originally made by the Hakka people in China. It is made from unleavened dough, which is cooked in a boiling liquid. It has a slightly yellow color and can also be used in stews.

6) Ham

Ham is pork from a leg cut that is preserved. It can be preserved by wet curing or dry curing. Wet curing of ham involves the use of acid, and dry curing is done with salt. It can be smoked or unsmoked. Spices and marinades are added to ham as taste enhancers. The taste of ham may vary depending on the region.

7) Heart Cherry

Heart cherry is a cherry shaped like a heart. It looks like a normal cherry in appearance apart from the shape. It is the same size as a regular cherry and has a bright red color. The fruit can be eaten fresh as a fruit. It has soft juicy flesh and can also be used in multiple dishes. It can also be preserved for future use.

8) Halva

Halva is a dense sweet confection that originated from the Middle East and can also be found in many areas of Asia. Two types of halva are flour-based and nut-based. Flour-based halves are gelatinous and are made from flour, clarified butter, and sugar. 

Nut-based halva has a crumbly texture and is made from tahini and sugar. It can be served as a snack or a dessert after the meal.

9) Hash Brown 

Hash browns or hashed browns are a popular American breakfast dish. They are crispy deep-fried mashed potatoes. They vary in shape and size and is a staple breakfast food for North Americans. They can be used as a snack in between meals or a side dish. They are also used in dishes like a hash brown casserole. The ingredients of a hash brown may differ depending on the place.

10) Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin sauce is a thick sauce used in Chinese cuisines. It is made from soybeans, fennels, garlic, and chili. It is used as a glaze for meat or as a dipping sauce. Other ingredients of Hoison sauce include Chinese Five Spice, vinegar, and some form of sugar. The sauce has a distinct smell and a salty and sweet flavor. It can also be used in stews and roasts. There are many regional variations of the sauce, and the taste may vary slightly across regions.

11) Hummus

Hummus is an Arabic condiment that is made by blending chickpeas with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It can be used as a dip, a spread, or a savory dish. It is widely used in middle eastern cuisines and is available as a packaged condiment across the globe. The newer variants of hummus also involve the use of beetroot.

12) Honeydew Melon

Honeydew melon or honey melon is a fruit that belongs to the melon species Cucumis melo also k own as the muskmelon. The skin of the melon has a light yellow tone, while the fruit inside has a light green color. The fruit has pulpy flesh with a sweet taste. Like other melons, it contains multiple seeds. It can be eaten as fresh fruit or can be used to make soups, salads, desserts, or snacks. Along with the taste, honey melon also has multiple health benefits, which makes it extremely popular.

These are some of the foods that start with the letter H. The list is quite diverse and contains fruits, sauces, condiments, meats, snacks, desserts, main dishes as well as side dishes.