Food that Starts with H: Names of 12 Popular Foods that Start with H

How much do you know about foods that start with H? Hopefully, a lot. Here are some facts about foods that start with the letter H, from home cooking to haute cuisine.

Foods that Start with H

List of Foods that Start with H

  • Ham
  • Honey
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Huckleberries
  • Herring
  • Hash Browns
  • Hummus
  • Honeydew
  • Horseradish
  • Hamburger
  • Hot Dogs

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In Germany, Black Forest ham is produced in the southwestern Black Forest region. It consists of ham (a pork cut – from the upper leg) cured for weeks in a salty brine, seasoned with juniper berries, garlic, coriander, and black pepper, then aged and smoked over a three-week period.



In order to be produced, a pound of honey requires 768 bees to work for their entire life duration. It also requires the nectar from 2 million flowers and some 55,000 miles of worker bee travel.


Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin sauce is often found in Cantonese Chinese cuisine and is used as a marinade or dipping sauce. It is made primarily of fermented soybeans, garlic, red chili pepper, sugar, vinegar, five-spice powder, and other ingredients.

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Hot Sauce

In Haitian cuisine, Ti-Malice is a hot sauce consisting of habanero or scotch bonnet peppers, garlic, lime, onions, and sometimes tomatoes. The sauce is named after a trickster figure in Haitian folklore.

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Huckleberries are actually the berries from two plant genera (Gaylussacia and Vaccinium). In the Pacific Northwest, huckleberries are common and are used to make juices, pies, pancakes, ice creams, and teas.



In eastern European and Russian cuisine, Dressed Herring is a dish that consists of pickled herring mixed with boiled root vegetables (like carrots, beets, and potatoes), chopped onions, and mayonnaise — layered on top of each other. This dish is also known informally as “herring under a fur coat”.


Hash Browns

Hash browns were developed in the late 1800s, likely in the United States. They are shredded pieces of potatoes that are fried with onions. A dish that uses flour, oil, or egg to bind these ingredients is known as a potato pancake.

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Hummus is a dish that originates from the Middle East, with the word “hummus” meaning “chickpeas” in Arabic. Typical hummus ingredients include chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and oil.



Honeydew melons are 90 percent water — and a single 100g serving contains 56 percent of the recommended Daily Value (DV) of vitamin C. The honeydew’s season is from August to October.



Horseradish is a root vegetable, often harvested and mixed with vinegar to create a condiment sauce. Although traditional Japanese wasabi was made with a local horseradish plant (also known as “Japanese Wasabi”), wasabi is now made of Western horseradish plant species.



In Mexican cuisine, hamburgers are known as “hamburguesas”. They can be served with various ingredients, such as ham, various cheeses, bacon, avocado, and mayonnaise.


Hot Dogs

In the United States, hot dogs are enjoyed in a variety of regional ways. In Chicago, they are served with pickles, tomatoes, onions, and sauerkraut, in Detroit, with a meat-based chili sauce, in New Jersey with potatoes, peppers, and onions, and in Texas with cream cheese, grilled onions, and sriracha.

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