I have two sections where I differentiate between "types" of foods: powder and small foods. I want a replacement for "small foods" with a single word the represents foods where they are small items which make up a larger group of the food (think nuts, candies, fruits, etc.).
Specifically, what are the elements within a group of the small foods called? In a handful of almonds, what is each almond of this handful generally referred to as? I'm looking for a word that can mean one or more and relates to having one or more of a type of small food.