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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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

Real Star Anise - Illicium verum: Scatters whole stars and single seeds from them.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, les, Wikipedia

Star anise
Star anise is a spice obtained from the ripe fruit of Illicium verum. The fruit is also used to treat digestive problems and coughs. Water 27.1%  54/09/37  LA (2.6g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Fresh Mexican tarragon - Tagetes lucida: A bundle of freshly cut tarragon on an old tree trunk.
© Bought from Daniel Vincek, fotolia

Fresh tarragon
Tarragon adds a distinctive flavor to sauces and salads. The leaves are used medicinally for digestive disorders. Water 82.9%  91/00/09  LA : ALA

Homemade soy milk in drinking glasses, in front of and next to soybeans open.
© Bought from Davizro Photography, fotolia

Soy milk, soya beverage, soy drink
Soy milk or drink is made from soy beans and water. This soya beverage can be used as a replacement for dairy milk. It is also the basis for making tofu. Water 88.0%  56/29/15  LA : ALA

Lightly roasted onion pieces, onion granules, both piled up, on the right an onion.
© Bought from Andrea, fotolia

Granulated onion
Granulated onion can often be used in place of fresh onions. Made from dried onions, it has a more intense flavor and can be stored longer. Water 5.4%  87/11/01  LA : ALA

Poppy seeds (Papaver somniferum) with poppy flower and seed pods, ready to harvest seeds
© Bought from 201122, Adobe

Poppy seeds, raw (organic?)
Poppy seeds are the seeds of the opium poppy. They have a mild, nutty taste and are used primarily in desserts and baked goods. Water 6.0%  32/21/47  LA (28.3g) 104:1 (0.3g) ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, saffron  (Crocus sativus)
© CC-by-sa 4.0, Hubertl, Wikipedia

Saffron threads contain substances such as picrocrocin, which is responsible for its taste, and crocin, which gives it a golden yellow color. Water 11.9%  79/14/07  LA (0.8g) 1:2 (1.2g) ALA

Cooking banana, raw, partly sliced, next to processed slices and flour from plantains.
© Bought from sewcream, fotolia

Plantains are inedible raw. Boiling, frying, and baking are popular cooking ways to cook plantains. Plantain flour is a good wheat-free alternative. Water 65.3%  95/04/01  LA : ALA

Fenugreek Seed - Trigonella foenum graecum on wooden spoon with leaves and seeds around it.
© Bought from kostrez, fotolia

Fenugreek seed
Fenugreek seeds are used as a spice and taste aromatic and slightly bitter. Since ancient times, they have also been used in traditional medicine. Water 8.8%  66/26/07  LA : ALA

Sun-dried chili peppers in a glass dish. Chili peppers in dry form also add rich flavor and a spicy taste to any dish.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Sun-dried chili pepper
Hot peppers are called chili peppers. Sun-dried chili peppers sold in stores are not always raw as they may have been heated as part of the production process. Water 7.2%  81/12/07  LA (3.1g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Seeds, raw, untreated: chestnuts (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

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

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

Plate with raw, fermented cocao beans. These fermented beans contain hardly any caffeine.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Michael Weber, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Raw cacao beans, fermented
Raw cocao beans are fermented and sometime also peeled. The nutritional information comes from cocao powder and is therefore only a rough estimate. Water 3.0%  63/21/15  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

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

Black mustard (seed) - Brassica nigra - in a wooden spoon, surrounded by other spices.
© Bought from PhotoSG, fotolia

Black mustard seed
Black mustard leaves work well as an ingredient for salads. The seeds can be used as a spice and have a beneficial effect on blood circulation. Water 5.5%  33/30/38  LA (4.3g) 1:1 (3.8g) 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 19.8%  92/06/02  LA : ALA

Fruit juices: unsweetened apple juice, without any added ascorbic acid
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Verband der deutschen Fruchtsaftindustrie e.V., Wikimedia Commons

Unsweetened apple juice
Unsweetened apple juice is used not only as a drink, but also as an ingredient for sauces and baked goods. It is sweet even though no extra sugar is added. Water 88.2%  98/01/01  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