40 Foods That Start With G

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How many foods beginning with G can you name? We have compiled a list of 40 foods that start with G; Genoa Salami, Granola, Garam Masala, Ghost Pepper, Granita, Gelato, Grand Marnier, Gochujang, Gouda, Goat Cheese, Ganache, Grits, Gravy, Gnocchi, Guava, Guacamole, Giblets, Garlic, Goulash, Ground Meat, Grapes, Grapefruit, Ginger, Gumbo, Ghee, Gherkin, Gelatin, Graham Crackers, Garden Peas, Garbanzo Beans, Green Beans, Greek Yogurt, Gingersnaps, Gammon, Galantine, Galliano, Glogg, Garambulla, Genipap, and Genip.

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We are answering things like what’s in glogg to what is a garambulla? So let’s get to exploring 40 foods that start with G.

1. Genoa Salami

Genoa salami is a variety of salami that originated in Genoa, Italy. It is a pork based product that may contain veal; garlic, salt, and white and black peppercorns. This is a dry salami, that has been cured, fermented, and air-dried; with a marbled appearance with specks of fat. The difference between Genoa salami and hard salami is the fat content; Genoa has a higher fat content with a greasier texture while hard salami has a lower fat content, is drier, harder and slightly chewy.

Cutting board with salami.

2. Granola

Granola is a mixture made from nuts, whole grains, dried fruits, seeds, and sweetener that has been toasted. It is important when choosing a granola, whether as a cereal, bar or a loose mix that you look for nuts and seeds that increase the protein and fiber instead of mixtures that are high in sugar.

3. Garam Masala

Garam Masala is a warming Indian spice that is best made with whole spices that have been roasted and ground. These include cumin, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace. Each region of northern India has its own unique blend of the spice. Garam Masala has fewer spices than curry powder; it is best described as sweet smelling, with a spicy pungent taste. If you do not have this unique spice blend you can substitute curry powder in your recipe.

4. Ghost Pepper

The ghost pepper is a small, cone shaped red chili pepper that is near the top of the Scoville heat index. The side effects of eating this pepper include a painful stinging sensation on your tongue, lips, gums, and the inside of your mouth. It is considered four hundred times hotter than Tabasco sauce.

5. Granita

Granita is a semi-frozen dessert that originated in Sicily. This non-dairy treat is made from water, sugar, and flavorings. While it is related to sorbet and Italian Ice, it has a smoother, crystal like texture which makes it more crunchy like shaved ice. During the preparation process air is beaten into the mixture.

6. Gelato

This food that starts with G is a tasty treat. Gelato is a frozen dessert that has fewer calories and less sugar and fat than ice cream. It is a slow churned dairy product that starts with a custard base, with higher amounts of milk and lower amounts of cream and eggs. The final churned mixture has less air and is denser than traditional ice cream.

7. Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier is a distilled liqueur flavored with orange citrus fruit combined with a neutral spirit, such as vodka, rum or brandy.  It has a sweet taste and syrupy consistency. This liqueur is used in cocktails, cakes, syrups, marinades and glazes. As an emergency substitution you can use 1 teaspoon of orange extract for every 1 tablespoon of orange liqueur.  

8. Gochujang

Gochujang is a concentrated fermented red chili paste made from Korean red pepper, rice, soybeans and salt. This sweet, savory, and spicy condiment is used in Korean cooking and resembles tomato paste in color and texture. You can substitute Sriracha chili sauce or Thai chili paste for this ingredient.

9. Gouda

Gouda cheese is a mild flavored, yellow cow’s milk cheese from the Netherland’s. This particular cheese is a great melting cheese because of its high moisture content. The taste ranges from slightly fruity and sweet when it is young to nutty and buttery when it is aged. Out of Gouda, no problem you can substitute Edam, another Dutch cheese with a lower fat content. 

10. Goat Cheese

Goat cheese or “chevre” in French, is made from goat’s milk. It can range from fresh soft cheese to crumbly that has been hard aged. The cheese has a tart gamey flavor that is spreadable when soft. This particular cheese has a low lactose content. 

11. Ganache

Ganache is a chocolate mixture that is used as a glaze, icing, dip or sauce for pastries, cakes and other desserts. It is a simple combination of melted chocolate and heavy cream using a one to one ratio for the recipe. If the sauce is heated to high it will cause the mixture to separate at which point you will have to remake it.

12. Grits

Grits, often associated with the South, is simply a cooked porridge made from cornmeal. Traditionally the meal is ground by a stone mill, producing grains that range from fine to coarse. You can have white or yellow grits depending on what variety of corn was ground. You cannot substitute grits for cornmeal as the grits are coarser than the cornmeal.

13. Gravy

Gravy is a sauce that is made from the juice of meat that is secreted during cooking and then thickened with flour or cornstarch. There are many types of gravy beef gravy, sawmill gravy, chicken gravy, white gravy and more.

Bowl of white gravy.

14. Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a small barrel shaped dumpling made from potato, flour and egg. This Italian dumpling is traditionally served topped with sauce, in soups or it can be baked in the oven as part of a sheet pan dinner. 

15. Guava

Guava is a tropical fruit from Central America, oval shaped, with light green or yellow skin. This fruit contains edible seeds which are a great source of fiber. The flesh can range from white and light pink to dark red. It is considered a super fruit because of many health benefits, it has the same amount of potassium as a banana and the rind has more Vitamin C than an orange. Each variety of guava has subtle taste differences ranging from strawberry, pear, lemon or pineapple.

16. Guacamole

Guacamole is a combination of mashed ripe avocado, garlic, minced onion, cilantro, seeded and chopped jalapeno, lime juice, salt, and pepper. This can either be enjoyed as a dip with tortilla chips or as a garnish on a variety of tex-mex dishes. Did you know you can easily freeze guacamole for up to 3 months?

17. Giblets

Giblets are the liver, heart, gizzards and neck of a chicken or other fowl, that have been removed prior to cooking the meat. The giblets are often used to make gravy, stuffing or soup.

18. Garlic

Garlic is a member of the onion family along with shallots, leeks and chives. They are grown in a bulb that contains the individually wrapped cloves of garlic. This common seasoning is used in cuisines from around the world. Black garlic is aged to a deep brown color, resulting from caramelization where the whole bulb has been heated over the course of several weeks. The final taste results in a sweet and syrupy flavor with a hint of balsamic vinegar.

Three heads of garlic on plate.

19. Goulash

Goulash is a traditional highly seasoned Hungarian soup or stew containing meat and vegetables, and seasoned with paprika. American goulash is a mixture of macaroni, ground beef, and tomatoes that produces an economical casserole.

20. Ground Meat

Ground meat is any cut of meat that has been finely chopped with a knife or a meat grinder. The meat can vary from coarse ground to fine ground depending on the use in the recipe and taste preferences. Ground meat can be used for a wide variety of recipes like this ground beef rice casserole and this crockpot taco meat.

21. Grapes

Grapes are a fruit that is botanically a berry that grows in clusters on a vine. They can be eaten fresh or used in making wine, jam, juice, jelly, raisins, vinegar, or grape seed oil. The grapes range in color from crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. Commercially cultivated grapes are either table or wine grapes. Table grapes, containing fifteen percent sugar, are usually large, seedless fruit with thin skin. Wine grapes, containing twenty five percent sugar are usually smaller, with a thicker skin.

22. Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a subtropical tree that produces large sour to semisweet, somewhat bitter fruit. The interior flesh is segmented, and varies in color from pale yellow to dark pink. The grapefruit is a citrus hybrid between a sweet orange and the pomelo. 

23. Ginger

Ginger is derived from a plant whose root is widely used worldwide as a spice and in different folk medicines. It is used in a wide variety of dishes, from savory to sweet; stir-fries, soups, stews, candy, soda and alcoholic beverages just to name a few. This fragrant root is fibrous, nearly dry and should be minced or grated into recipes.  Fresh ginger can be substituted with ground ginger using a six to one ratio; however, be aware that there is a difference in the taste of fresh and ground.

24. Gumbo

Gumbo is a well known Louisiana Creole soup dish made with strongly flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and the “holy trinity” of celery, bell peppers, and onions. The soup has a dense quality with its thick broth created using a roux. A roux is simply a mixture of oil and flour that have been cooked together low and slow to produce a thickener that is dark. There are many variations of gumbo, some cooks use okra or file powder, which is dried sassafras leaves, instead of a roux to thicken their gumbo. Creole gumbo usually highlights shellfish while the Cajun gumbo highlights fowl, both versions also include sausage or ham; it is traditionally served over rice.

25. Ghee

Ghee is clarified butter that tastes like butter but with a slightly roasted, nutty flavor. Ghee originated in ancient India as a way to preserve butter without refrigeration. Today if the clarification process is conducted at a low heat it will result in a mild flavor and if high heat is used it will yield a slightly stronger taste. 

26. Gherkin

A gherkin is a specific variety of a small cucumber that is harvested specifically to pickle. It can be eaten raw but it is recommended that you peel the tough, wart-like skin. 

Two bowls of gherkin pickles.

27. Gelatin

Gelatin is a colorless, tasteless, water-soluble protein prepared from collagen taken from animal body parts. It is used as a gelling agent in food, beverages, medications, drug and vitamin capsules and in photographic films. The gelatin in dry form is brittle and gummy when moist. Gelatin is often sold in individual pouches, each pouch of gelatin contains two and one half teaspoons of unflavored gelatin.

28. Graham Crackers

Graham crackers are a sweet flavored cracker made with graham flour, originating in the United States in the mid-19th century. This snack food is usually honey or cinnamon flavored and is used to create pie crusts, moon pies and various other desserts. 

29. Garden Peas

Garden peas are also known as sweet peas or English peas. They are a small spherical seed grown inside a pod on a vine. One of our favorite dishes to make with peas is this easy pea salad.

Pea salad in a bowl.

30. Garbanzo Beans

Garbanzo beans are simply the Spanish name for chickpeas. They are high in fiber and protein which makes them a great item for any diet. It is a key ingredient in hummus. They can be used in salads, soups, stews, curry and roasted as a snack food. Garbanzo beans have a nutlike taste and buttery texture.

31. Green Beans

Green beans are the unripe young fruit of the common bean; they are also known as French beans, string beans, snap beans, and the French haricot vert. They are harvested and consumed with their pods, before the bean seeds have matured. They can be fresh, frozen or canned; eaten raw, steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked. They are most often used in soups, stews, and casseroles. There are over one hundred and thirty varieties of green beans, either grown as bush beans, pole beans or half-runners, which are a combination of bush and pole beans. 

32. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt, also known as strained yogurt, has had most of its whey removed resulting in a thicker consistency. Greek yogurt curdles less than regular yogurt when cooked and is used in both cooked and uncooked dishes, sweet and savory. Another positive to this yogurt is its lower sugar content and higher protein value.

33. Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps are a crispy cookie flavored with powdered ginger, cinnamon, molasses and cloves.

34. Gammon

This is the name given to a hind leg of pork that has been cured. This meat has to be cooked before eating because it’s comparable to eating fresh pork meat.

35. Galantine

Galantine is a dish in French cuisine. This fancy dish is made by deboning a chicken and stuffing it with other meats and seasonings.

36. Galliano

This is a sweet Italian liquor that is infused with spices and herbs. It was developed in 1896 in the Tuscany region in Italy.

37. Glogg

Glogg is a drink that starts with G. A traditional Nordic drink that is a spiced, hot mulled wine or spirit. This drink has been around since the 16th century and often served in the winter and around the holiday season. There are many variations of Glogg recipes from non-alcoholic to using wine or brandy.

38. Garambulla

This is a small, tasty, berry like fruit that comes from Mexico. Garambulla grows on cactus and looks similar to grapes and berries.

39. Genipap

Genipap is fruit that starts with G. Genipap is a large like an orange and has a thick rind. It can be found in the forests in South and North America.

40. Genip

Finishing up our list of foods that start with G is Genip. Genip is a fruit bearing tree. The fruit is round and green and is edible. Genip is the tree while the Genipap is the fruit it bears.

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