Foundation Diet and Health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

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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

Tamarind (sweet), raw, in shell, peeled, scattered some tamarind seeds and juice.
© Bought from Thanthip Homsansri, fotolia

Tamarind varies in flavor from sour to sweet. Sweet tamarind works especially well in fruity drinks, as a seasoning for curry, and in desserts. Water 31.4%  95/04/01  LA : 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

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

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

Carob: Carob legume (carob, carube) and carob powder in a plate.
© Bought from joanna wnuk, fotolia

Carob powder
Carob powder is very low in fat and free of the stimulating substances contained in caffeine. It has a fruity, caramel flavor and can be substituted for cocoa. Water 3.6%  94/05/01  LA : ALA

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

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

A carafe of peanut oil, peanuts in their shell to the right, and a spoonful of shelled peanuts in the foreground.
© Bought from hjschneider, fotolia

Peanut oil
Peanut oil has a mild, savory flavor. It is a good choice to use with a number of dishes, for example, for stir-fries, deep-fried dishes, and salad dressings. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (32g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Fresh raw shiitake mushrooms in angular wooden vessel on blue table, five mushrooms lying in front.
© Bought from frank29052515, fotolia

Shiitake mushroom
Shiitake mushrooms have a pleasant, savory taste called “umami” and taste great eaten raw. They are the second most common edible mushroom in the world. Water 89.7%  71/24/05  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

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

Ripe passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) on a plate — a half of a passion fruit is shown in front
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Michael Weber, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Passion fruit, skin removed
The most common types of passion fruit are the smaller dark purple variety and the larger yellowish green variety. Both are somewhat wrinkled when ripe. Water 72.9%  89/08/03  LA : ALA

Pomegranate on napkin, glass carafe with classic pomegranate syrup next to it.
© Bought from, fotolia

Pomegranate syrup
Classic pomegranate syrup contains only the juice of pomegranates and sugar, without the addition of any ingredients that would change the taste. Water 67.9%  92/05/03  LA : ALA

“A spoonful of dairy yogurt (left) and soy yogurt (right), side by side against a red background”
© CC-by 3.0, Feuerrabe, Wikimedia Commons

Soy yogurt
Soy yogurt is made from soymilk using live bacteria cultures. It is gluten- and cholesterol-free and doesn’t contain any milk protein or lactose. Water 92.5%  39/51/10  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

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

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

Long-grain rice, white, uncooked: close-up of untreated long-grain rice, which includes, for example, jasmine and basmati rice.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Fastily, Wikipedia

Long-grain white rice
White long-grain rice is mainly used in salty and hearty dishes. It is served as a side dish or combined with other ingredients. Water 11.6%  91/08/01  LA : ALA

Raw vegetables: sweet onion (Allium cepa)
© Public Domain, Amanda Mills,

Sweet onion
Sweet onions don’t have the sharp, astringent taste of other varieties, can be white or yellow in color, and often have a flat saucer shape. Water 91.2%  90/09/01  LA : ALA