Health Care Culinary Contest: Qualifying ingredients


The Health Care Culinary Contest is celebrating plant proteins such as legumes, nuts, and seeds designated by the United States Department of Agriculture as “specialty crops.” Each entry into the contest must contain at least one of the following ingredients in order to qualify. Peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and flaxseeds may be included in the dish but are not a qualifying item. This list is not exhaustive. If you have a question on qualifying ingredients please contact John Stoddard.

Legumes - dried, canned, or frozen (including but not limited to)

  • adzuki beans
  • black beans
  • black-eyed peas
  • black turtle beans
  • cannellini beans
  • chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • edamame
  • green peas
  • lentils
  • lima beans
  • mung beans
  • navy beans
  • pinto beans
  • red kidney bean

Tree Nuts

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Chestnuts
  • Hazelnut (Filberts)
  • Macadamias
  • Pecans
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts


  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Squash seeds  

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. U.S. residents only. Ends 11/30/22. This is not a game of chance; winners selected based on stated criteria. Official rules and judging criteria. Sponsored by Health Care Without Harm U.S., 12355 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 680, Reston, VA 20191.