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The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health


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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

Raw savoy cabbage cut in half and placed on a tablecloth. Savoy cabbage is available year-round.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Cabbage, savoy, raw
Savoy cabbage has light green, crinkled leaves and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It is available year-round and can be enjoyed raw. Water 91.0%  74/24/01  LA : 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

Top left: bowl with hemp oil — for the spring salad in the large bowl on the right.
© Bought from katharinarau, fotolia

Hemp oil
The color of the oil depends on the processing method. It has a nutty flavor and contains a high level of unsaturated fatty acid (e.g., gamma linolenic acid). Water 0.2%  00/00/100  LA (60.5g) 4:1 (16.4g) 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

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

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

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

Vegetables, treated and vegetable products*: peas, green, frozen, untreated
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Jina Lee, Wikipedia

Green pea, frozen
Frozen and fresh peas are rich in protein and even more so when they are ripe (no longer green). A number of essential amino acids are also present in peas. Water 80.0%  71/27/02  LA : 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rosemary dried on a wooden spoon, fresh rosemary next to it - Rosmarinus officinalis.
© Bought from New Africa, fotolia

Dried rosemary
Dried rosemary is a healthy and fragrant herb that tastes slightly peppery and bitter. It serves mainly as a spice, but has decorative and medicinal uses. Water 9.3%  76/06/18  LA (1.2g) 1:1 (1.1g) ALA

Capers, pickled (Capparis spinosa): pickled capers in a bowl
© Public Domain, Danielle Keller, Wikipedia

Capers cannot be eaten raw. Pickled capers have a savory, spicy flavor. Water 83.8%  60/29/11  LA (0.1g) 1:2 (0.2g) ALA