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Light olive oil: Filtered olive oil that is lighter in color, flavor and fragrance than regular or virgin olive oil. Light olive oil is excellent for baking and cooking where the oil's stronger flavors are not desired. Light olive oil can also be used for high-heat frying, whereas regular or virgin oil is better at lower temperatures or used uncooked as a seasoning.

Light soy sauce: A type of soy sauce that is lighter in color and flavor than traditional dark soy sauce. It is not "lite" in the sense of being sodium-reduced.

Liquid Smoke: Brand name for bottled hickory smoke flavoring. Available in supermarkets.

Legumes: A large group of plants that produce seed pods that split along both sides when ripe. Legumes commonly used for human consumption include beans, lentils, peanuts, peas and soybeans.