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Glossary of Spanish Food Words

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Word or Term Definition
naranja orange
nata cream
nata agria sour cream
nata montada whipped cream
nectarina nectarine
niscalo/rovello Catalán wild mushroom
no engordante non fattening
noras round dried pepper, mildly spicy, used in the cuisine of eastern Spain and a key ingredient in romesco sauce. It lends an earthy taste to foods, are used in several rice dishes including Bacalao a la Vizcaino. Noras are difficult to get, other than on the internet The hot red peppers found in grocery stores in the Latin American section are significantly different and cannot serve as a valid substitute.
nueces walnuts
nuez de mantequilla dollup of butter
nuez moscada nutmeg

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