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The best perspective for your health

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Blackcurrants - Ribes nigrum - hanging on a branch of a bush, green background.
© Public Domain, Paolo Neo, Wikimedia

Black currants
Blackcurrants have a uniquely intense, tart flavor. They have extremely high values of vitamin C, anthocyanins, and fiber (including pectin). Water 82.0%  89/08/02  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: mustard powder (Sinapis alba and Brassica juncea)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rainer Zenz, Wikipedia

Mustard powder
Mustard powder is made of ground mustard seeds. Depending on the seeds it contains, it will be somewhat hotter (brown or black seeds) or milder (white seeds). Water 5.3%  31/29/40  LA (5.9g) 2:1 (3.8g) 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

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

Dried wild garlic - Allium ursinum - lying freely with measuring spoon made of wood.
© Bought from Silvia Bogdanski, fotolia

Dried wild garlic
Dried wild garlic gives a number of dishes their special, distinctive taste, but it has a less intense flavor as compared to fresh wild garlic. Water 12.7%  58/36/06  LA (0.9g) 1:2 (2g) ALA

Hemp seed, unpeeled, raw - cannabis sativa - on wooden spoon and around it.
© Bought from Björn Wylezich, fotolia

Hemp seed, unshelled
Raw hemp seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and contain all of the essential amino acids. The unshelled variety is preferred for salads. Water 5.0%  10/35/55  LA (27.4g) 3:1 (8.7g) ALA

Blocks of uncooked frozen spinach leaves
© CC-by-sa 3.0, 3268zauber, Wikipedia

Frozen chopped or leaf spinach
Although the iron content of spinach was originally exaggerated, it is indeed rich in iron. Spinach is low in calories and contains many vitamins and minerals. Water 90.2%  50/43/07  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

Cooked rice noodles in bowl, behind of that a pair of eating sticks.
© Bought from New Africa, Adobe

Rice noodles, cooked
Rice noodles are a gluten-free alternative that can be cooked in one to two minutes. White, whole wheat, and instant varieties are available. Water 73.8%  92/07/01  LA : ALA

Block of cocoa butter, pale yellow to light yellow in color and also used in medicine and cosmetics.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, David Monniaux, Wikimedia Commons

Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter, which consists of 60 % saturated fatty acids, can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to two years. It is also available as a raw product. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (2.8g) 28:1 (0.1g) 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

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

A pile of raw Granny Smith apples, ready-to-sell (Malus domestica)
© CC-by 2.0, Deborah Fitchett,

Granny Smith apple
The green Granny Smith cultivar is one of the most sour apple varieties. It is rich in antioxidants and phenols and tastes crisp and refreshing eaten raw. Water 85.5%  96/03/01  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw, untreated:  curry leaves  (Bergera koenigii)
© CC-by 2.0, Sonja Pauen, Wikipedia

Curry leaf
Curry leaves, the leaves of the curry tree, are used mainly in India and Sri Lanka as a spice to season a wide variety of dishes, often vegetarian dishes. Water 66.3%  78/19/03  LA : ALA

Unripe (young) coconut with plenty of fluid and little pulp, one open.
© Bought from antpkr, fotolia

Fresh young coconut meat
Young coconuts contain coconut water and meat. The meat of young coconuts is thinner, softer, and lower in fat than that of older, riper coconuts.   53/12/35  LA : ALA

Unenriched farina (soft wheat semolina, Triticum aestivum L.), in a wooden scoop and bowl
© Bought from Maksim Shebeko, fotolia

Unenriched farina (soft wheat semolina)
Unenriched farina is obtained by finely milling the germ and endosperm of wheat. Individuals who have celiac disease should avoid farina as it contains gluten. Water 12.7%  87/12/01  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

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

Vegetables, raw, untreated, asparagus, raw (Asparagus officinalis)
© Public Domain, RyanFreisling, Wikipedia

Asparagus is low in calories and has a savory taste. It acts as a diuretic, and asparagusic acid is responsible for the strong smell of urine. Water 93.2%  63/35/02  LA : ALA

Vegetables raw, untreated: brussels sprouts, raw (Brassica oleracea, Gemmifera group)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rainer Zenz, Wikipedia

Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts have a slightly bitter taste. They can be eaten raw but are generally cooked. Their distinctive aroma comes from the glucosinolate sinigrin. Water 86.0%  71/27/02  LA : ALA