Foundation Diet and Health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health


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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

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

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

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

Alfalfa sprouts (Medicago sativa), shown next to a bowl of alfalfa seeds.
© Bought from Luis Echeverri Urrea, fotolia

Alfalfa sprouts
Alfalfa seeds (Lucerne) should be sprouted before they are eaten because they contain quite some canavanine, which is broken down during the sprouting process. Water 92.8%  31/59/10  LA (0.2g) 1:1 (0.2g) ALA

Dried (white) mulberries on a wooden ladle and around it on a white background.
© Bought from emuck, fofotlia

Carefully dried raw mulberries. The blackberry-like berries lose their color when they are dried and end up tasting almost like raisins without aftertaste. Water 9.8%  86/11/03  LA : ALA

Brown mustard seed (Brassica juncea) in a bowl.
© CC-by-sa 4.0, Dsaikia2015, Wikipedia

Brown mustard seed
Brown mustard seed is used in cooking whole, in the form of mustard powder, or as a mustard paste. Its sharp taste make it a versatile spice. Water 5.7%  39/28/32  LA (2.6g) 1:1 (3.9g) ALA

Round grain rice, white, raw - Oryza sativa L. - in wooden ladle.
© Bought from Diana Taliun, Adobe

Short-grain white rice
Short-grain rice has an increased starch content and is suitable for both hearty dishes like risotto and sweet dishes such as milk rice. Water 13.3%  92/08/01  LA : ALA

Black beans, cooked with plenty of water and chili peppers in bowl.
© Bought from FomaA, Adobe

Black beans, cooked, unsalted
Unlike dry black beans, cooked black beans can be eaten immediately. They work well as an ingredient for salads, soups, casseroles, and purées. Water 65.7%  72/27/02  LA (0.1g) 1:1 (0.1g) ALA

Red raw lentils in a wooden spoon on a burlap mat.
© Bought from karelpesorna, Adobe

Dry red lentils
Red lentils contain high amounts of protein and are easy to digest. In addition, they are also rich in fiber, B vitamins, and minerals such as zinc. Water 7.8%  71/27/02  LA (0.9g) 4:1 (0.3g) ALA

Mineral water: bottle of mineral water on a rock, behind it are plants.
© Courtesy of Informationszentrale Deutsches Mineralwasser

Mineral water
Mineral water, almost always sold bottled, is sourced from natural mineral springs. The composition of the water varies depending on the source. Water 100.0%  00/00/00  LA : ALA

Semolina raw on wooden table with wooden ladle and sack standing behind.
© Bought from iprachenko, fotolia

Semolina, unenriched
Soft wheat semolina is mainly used for desserts, whereas durum wheat semolina is primarily used for hearty dishes such as semolina dumplings. Water 12.7%  84/15/01  LA : ALA

Dried tart cherries, Montmorency variety (left) and dried sweet cherries, Bing variety (right).
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Geoff, Wikimedia Commons

Dried tart cherries, unsweetened
Dried, unsweetened tart cherries have a fruity, tart flavor and are a nice addition to muesli and granola as well as sweet dishes and desserts. Water 35.2%  93/04/02  LA (0.2g) 1:1 (0.2g) ALA

Kidney beans, cooked, without salt, in white ceramic bowl.
© Bought from lisa870, Adobe

Kidney beans, cooked, unsalted
Kidney beans have a very high protein content and are rich in vitamins and minerals. The beans owe their name to their kidney-like shape. Water 66.9%  71/27/02  LA (0.1g) 1:2 (0.2g) ALA

Ripe Fava beans (broad beans), raw - Vicia faba: open, unripe pods show us the typical kidney-bean shape of broad beans
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rasbak, Wikipedia

Shelled fava beans (broad beans)
(Shelled) Broad beans have a high starch and protein content. They are used as an ingredient for salads, soups, and stews, and also as a vegetable side dish. Water 11.0%  68/30/02  LA : ALA

Horseradish—Armoracia lapathifolia: Both the root and grated, on the left is freshly grated root.
© Bought from Eskymaks, fotolia

Horseradish root
Horseradish is known for its hot and spicy flavor. The root is grated and added to sauces, and as a medicinal remedy it is used to strengthen the immune system. Water 85.1%  86/09/05  LA : ALA

Close-up of chestnuts and their prickly fruit cup (cupula). Castanea sativa.
© GFDL 1.2, Fir0002, Wikipedia

Chestnut, untreated
Chestnuts have a sweet, and nutty flavor. They are high in starch but low in protein and fat. Gluten-free chestnut flour is a good option for celiac patients. Water 48.6%  91/05/05  LA : ALA

Wakame, raw - Undaria pinnatifida - immediately after watering in small ceramic bowl.
© Bought from NannaKirkegaard, fotolia

Wakame has a crisp consistency and has a subtle briny and sweet flavor. It can be used raw or cooked and is rich in iodine (10–20 mg/100 g dry weight). Water 80.0%  71/24/05  LA : ALA

Papaya still hanging on tree - Carica papaya: There are male and female trees.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, H. Zell, Wikipedia

Papayas contain many essential nutrients and vitamins. They are not only a nice fruit to eat, but are also used to treat digestive problems. Water 88.1%  94/04/02  LA : ALA