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The best perspective for your health

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Cornstarch (maize starch) in small orange ceramic bowl surrounded by corn.
© Bought from minadezhda, fotolia

Cornstarch was was discovered in 1840 by Thomas Kingsford. It is normally used today, whereas potato starch or grain starches used to be more common. Water 8.3%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum): photo from Greek oregano growing wild.
© CC-by 3.0, Forest & Kim Starr, Wikipedia

Greek oregano
Greek oregano has a very intense flavor that is retained when the spice heated. It is commonly used as a spice for salads, soups, marinades, and dips. Water 82.3%  74/13/12  LA (0.2g) 1:4 (0.8g) ALA

White rice flour piled up on a light base
© CC-by 2.0, FotoosVanRobin, Wikipedia

Rice flour
Rice flour is made from ground rice and is a gluten-free flour. In spite of having limited baking properties, it works well as a thickener and a binder. Water 11.9%  92/07/02  LA : ALA

Homemade apple syrup (apple butter) in mason jar with apples behind it.
© Bought from ricka_kinamoto, fotolia

Apple juice concentrate
Apple juice concentrate is used to sweeten a wide variety of dishes. Using even small amounts gives dishes a nice sweet flavor. Water 9.6%  93/03/04  LA (1.3g) 6:1 (0.2g) ALA

Vegetables, raw, untreated: beefsteak tomatoes, comparison between cherry tomatoes (left) and beefsteak tomatoes (right).
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Berrucomons, Wikimedia Commons

Beefsteak tomato
The large, flat beefsteak tomato is one of the most commonly cultivated varieties. Compared to smaller tomatoes, they are less juicy and have a thicker skin. Water 93.9%  77/19/04  LA : ALA

Black sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) in a bowl, on a wooden spoon, and  sprinkled out under spoon.
© Bought from aedkafl, fotolia

Black sesame seeds
Black sesame seeds are one of the oldest seeds. They are particularly rich in valuable nutrients and have a more intense flavor than white sesame seeds. Water 4.7%  26/20/55  LA (21.4g) 57:1 (0.4g) ALA

Sweet pointed peppers (Capsicum annuum): Sweet pointed pepper of the variety "Tap de Cortí" on a white background. This pepper is cultivated only on Mallorca.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Marcosgarrido88, Wikimedia Commons

Sweet pointed pepper
Sweet pointed peppers are a type of red pepper that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Compared to other peppers, pointed peppers have a thinner skin. Water 87.0%  83/08/08  LA : ALA

Cranberries freshly picked in a basket and around it, Vaccinium macrocarpon.
© Bought from alicja neumiler, fotolia

Fresh cranberry
The raw cranberry, also known as fenberry, is very often used in Germany as an ingredient in baking. Unprocessed cranberries taste hard and bitter. Water 87.3%  95/04/01  LA : ALA

Cashew nut, dry, not salted - Anacardium occidentale, unpeeled in shell, peeled next to it.
© Bought from Luis Echeverri Urrea, fotolia

Dry roasted cashews, unsalted
Roasted cashews are mildly sweet and have a nutty flavor. The roasting process deactivates the toxic oil cardol they contain. Water 1.7%  35/16/49  LA (7.7g) 48:1 (0.2g) ALA

Soy milk, original or vanilla, in a glass mug, with soybeans open and in a pod.
© Bought from juefraphoto, fotolia

Soy milk, flavored (e.g., vanilla)
Soy milk, which is made from soy beans and water, can be used as a replacement for dairy milk. Flavored soy milk (e.g., vanilla) is good for dessert creations. Water 88.0%  56/29/15  LA : ALA

Rice noodles vary from 1 mm thick vermicelli to 10 mm wide flat noodles
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Popo le Chien, Wikipedia

Rice noodles
Rice noodles are noodles made from rice. They are a staple ingredient in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and parts of China. Water 11.9%  92/07/01  LA : ALA

Lupine flour (Lupinus albus) in wooden bowl. The sweet lupine L. angustifolius is also a supplier.
© Bought from Heike Rau, fotolia

Lupine flour
Lupine flour contains all of the important amino acids and is also low in purine. It is suitable for baking and making protein-rich drinks. Water 6.2%  47/44/09  LA (2.1g) 4:1 (0.5g) ALA

Herbs, spices, sugar, and salt: dried parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
© Public Domain, Miansari66, Wikimedia

Dried parsley
Dried parsley is a slightly peppery and bitter herb that is used as a cooking spice and garnish. Water 5.9%  61/32/07  LA (1.2g) 1:1 (1.9g) ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, dried basil (Ocimum basilicum)
© CC-0 1.0, Henna, Wikipedia

Dried basil
Dried basil is used primarily as a spice in the kitchen. It is also used in traditional medicine, for example, as an essential oil. Water 10.4%  64/31/05  LA (0.2g) 1:1 (0.3g) ALA

Roasted pumpkin seeds in an oval-shaped wooden bowl.
© Bought from emuck, fotolia

Roasted pumpkin seeds
Roasted pumpkin seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. It is healthier to eat raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds. Water 2.0%  16/32/52  LA (19.6g) 176:1 (0.1g) ALA

Dried Brazil nuts in a dish. Brazil nuts are the seeds of the fruit of the Brazil nut tree, which is common in the rain forests of South America.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Brazil nut
Brazil nuts come from South America. Dried, they work well in salads or as an ingredient in sweet pastries. They are also the best vegetable source of selenium. Water 3.4%  13/15/72  LA (23.9g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Algae and marine plants, also dried: seaweed, agar-agar, dried
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Unkky, Wikipedia

Agar-agar is obtained from algae and often used as a vegetarian substitute for gelatin. It is also used in research and medicine. Water 8.7%  93/07/00  LA : ALA

Quinoa in a bowl, cooked and ready to serve. Quinoa is actually not a grain. It is a pseudograin in the goosefoot genus and is therefore gluten-free.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Inke Weissenborn, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Quinoa, cooked
Quinoa can be eaten both raw and cooked. The leaves can be used for salads, and the seeds are a very nice ingredient for muesli mixes. Water 71.6%  77/16/07  LA : ALA

Two pieces of seitan (wheat gluten) in a plastic box
© GFDL 1.2, Rainer Zenz, Wikipedia

Seitan (wheat gluten)
Seitan (vital wheat gluten) is a popular plant-based alternative to meat. Unlike tofu, seitan products have a consistency similar to that of meat. Water 8.2%  15/83/02  LA : ALA

Wild growing ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) in a field.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Hajotthu, Wikimedia Commons

Ribwort plantain
Ribwort plantain is used in salads and as a medicinal herb with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities.   00/00/00  LA : ALA