Foods starting with M

This is a list of common foods starting with the letter M. Many magnificent morsels: Macaroni, Mackerel, Mango, Miso, Muesli, Mutton.

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Foods beginning with M m

Food NameFood Description
Macaroni & cheeseHome prepared pasta dish made from macaroni pasta, and a cheese based sauce commonly containing cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, cream and milk.
MackerelUncooked Spanish mackerel with or without skin.
MandarinCitrus fruit with an orange peel and flesh. Imperial cultivar of mandarin.
MangoTropical fruit with a smooth reddish to orange skin and orange flesh.
MargarineAn edible oil spread made with animal fats and vegetable oils, containing no less than 80% edible oils. This is a harder-style spread formulated for domestic baking.
Margarine spreadA polyunsaturated edible oil spread containing approximately 70% fat, the majority of which are polyunsaturated edible oils (including sunflower oil). Contains added salt and vitamins A and D.
MarinadeAsian flavoured marinade used for coating meats prior to cooking.
MarmaladeA sugar based preserve with a lumpier consistency than jam, containing ginger and fruit pectin.
MarshmallowConfectionery style produced made from sugar or corn syrup, water, gelatine that has been pre-softened in hot water, dextrose, and flavourings, whipped to a spongy consistency.
MarzipanSmooth but firm confectionery paste prepared from ground almonds and sugar, that can be moulded or cut into various shapes.
MayonnaiseCommercially prepared white, emulsified sauce with a similar thick consistency to cream. Used in sandwiches or to dress salads. Major ingredients include oil, sugar, vinegar and egg.
MeatFlesh from a variety of wild caught animals including buffalo, echidna, kangaroo, possum, goanna, goose, turtle and wild pig. Cooked with or without added fat during the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey component of the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey.
Meat alternativeMeat alternative products made from chopped, minced, or blended vegetables and/or legumes and other ingredients such as spices, sugar and salt. May contain added iron, zinc and vitamin B12. Cooked by any method without added fat.
Meat pasteMeat paste commonly containing meat (beef/lamb/cured pork/chicken), milk solids, salt, wheat flour, soya protein, flavours, spices, sugar sodium nitrate, antioxidant, monosodium glutamate, yeast extract and water.
Meatball or rissoleRaw commercial meatball or rissole containing minced meat, onion, salt, sugar egg and bread crumbs, cooked without fat or oil.
MeatloafMinced fresh and preserved meat mixed with grated onion, breadcrumbs and beaten egg, shaped into a loaf shape and baked.
MelonWhite/cream skinned melon with green flesh.
MeringueA baked dessert with a crisp exterior and chewy interior made from beaten egg whites with added sugar and colours and flavours. Commonly served plain or topped with cream and fruit.
Mexican nachosMexican-style dish made with corn chips and topped with beans, cheese and salsa.
Mexican tacoMexican-style dishes such as tacos made with a hard, corn flour taco and filled with beans, cheese and salsa.
Mexican wrapMexican-style dishes such as burritos, fajitas or soft tacos made with a tortilla or wrap and filled with beans, cheese, guacamole, salad and salsa.
MilkMammary secretion of human mothers.
MilkfishUncooked milkfish produced by aquaculture and imported into Australia with or without skin.
MilkshakeAsian-style drink commonly prepared using a tea and milk base with added fruit-flavoured syrup and tapioca pearls.
MilletUncooked hulled cereal grain.
Mineral waterCarbonated or naturally sparkling ground water obtained from subterranean water-bearing strata that, in its natural state, contains soluble matter. No added sugar or flavours.
MintFresh medium sized green leaves, with a distinct sweet smell and taste.
MirinCommercially prepared rice based sweet cooking wine, commonly used in Japanese style cooking.
MisoA thick paste made from fermented and processed soya beans mixed with grain and injected with a yeast mould.
Moreton bay bugFlesh from Moreton bay or Balmain bug cooked with or without fat.
MortadellaProcessed sandwich meat made from pork, veal, salt, spices, sodium nitrite and water.
MorwongUncooked morwong with or without skin.
MousseDairy-based dessert prepared with cream, chocolate, eggs, butter and sugar, as prepared in the home from basic ingredients.
MuesliBreakfast cereal made from rolled oats, dried fruit and other ingredients such as seeds, and then toasted with the addition of vegetable oil.
MuffinA round yeasted dough made from white wheat flour (approximately 8.5cm in diameter and 2cm thick) with added kibbled grains and seeds, baked. Contains added folic acid and iodised salt. Cooked by toasting after purchase until lightly brown.
Muffin barFruit flavoured muffin-based snack bar. Major ingredients include sugar syrup, wheat flour, dried fruit and flavours.
MulberryGlossy dark red to black coloured berry with sweet juicy flavour.
MulletUncooked mullet caught in Australian waters with or without skin.
MullowayUncooked mulloway with or without skin.
MushroomHome prepared dish of mushrooms stuffed with a mix of cheese, bacon, breadcrumbs, onion and herbs and then baked.
MusselFlesh of a mussel that has a blue or purple tinged shell. Cooked by boiling, microwaving, steaming or poaching, without added fat.
MustardYellowish paste prepared from ground mustard seeds (typically 10 – 30% of total product), water, vinegar, salt and herbs or other spices, sold packaged in jars and used as a condiment without further preparation.
Mustard powderDry powder composed of ground yellow mustard seeds, for use in preparation of mustard paste or incorporation into other foods.
MuttonSheep meat.
Mutton-birdFlesh from the mutton-bird, cooked with or without added fat.
Foods beginning with the letter M

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