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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peanut butter, coarse-grained, without salt in a white plate, peanuts in shell and open.
© Bought from Jiri Hera, fotolia

Chunky peanut butter, unsalted
Peanut butter is made from ground peanuts and is a favorite ingredient in Asian dishes. It is important to buy a variety that doesn’t contain any additives. Water 1.1%  23/25/52  LA (13.9g) !:0 (0.1g) 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

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

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

Pile of baby spinach leaves (Spinacia oleracea), spinach leaves picked  at a very early stage.
© Bought from Oliver, fotolia

Baby spinach
Baby spinach is spinach that is harvested extra early; the stems are quite small and the leaves are more tender. It has a sweet flavor when eaten raw. Water 91.4%  53/42/06  LA : ALA

Apple rings, dried or dried, apple and leaf of the apple tree behind.
© Bought from Björn Wylezich, fotolia

Dried apple, untreated
Dried apples are available either untreated or treated with sulfur dioxide. They are a rich source of many vitamins and minerals but high in sugar. Water 31.8%  98/01/00  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

Sodium bicarbonate: natron (baking soda)
© Public Domain, Thavox, Wikipedia

Baking soda
Baking soda is a raising agent used to make baking powder and sherbet. It is also found in medications that help prevent heartburn. Water 0.2%  00/00/00  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

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

Raw, untreated and halved pink grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
© CC-by 3.0, Oyoyoy, Wikipedia

Red or pink grapefruit
Grapefruit may cause serious interactions with certain medicines. Plase read the text below. The pectin and antioxidants in grapefruit benefit overall health Water 88.1%  92/07/01  LA : 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