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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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

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

Summer squash - here as zucchini on the plant with yellow blossom. There are several types.
© Bought from romiri, fotolia

Summer squash, all varieties, raw
Summer squash includes several varieties of squashes. They are harvested when immature and tend to have a short storage life. Water 94.6%  71/26/04  LA : ALA

Vegetables, raw, untreated: lamb’s lettuce, raw (Valerianella locusta)
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Zyance, Wikipedia

Lambʼs lettuce
Lamb’s lettuce has a mild, nutty flavor and is used in many different salads. It is a favorite green as it is a good source of many vitamins and minerals. Water 92.8%  60/33/07  LA : ALA

Vegetables raw, untreated: Baby zucchini, raw - Cucurbita spp.
© Public Domain, Meanos, Wikimedia Commons

Baby zucchini, raw
Baby zucchini are the mini version of standard zucchini. As they are not yet mature, they are very tender and flavorful. Don’t eat zucchini that tastes bitter. Water 92.7%  50/44/06  LA : ALA

Grains, raw, untreated: short-grain white rice, uncooked
© CC-by-sa 4.0, Takeaway, Wikimedia

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 wild rice (water rice), raw - Zizania spp. in red-brown ceramic bowl.
© Bought from lucky elephant, fotolia

Wild rice (Canadian rice, water oats)
Aromatic wild rice (Canadian rice, water oats) is not a wild form of common rice, but instead a grass from which the grain can be harvested and used like rice. Water 7.8%  83/16/01  LA (0.4g) 1:1 (0.3g) ALA

Okara (soybean custard) prepared as a salad with tomatoes and other vegetables ready to eat.
© Bought from Tataya Kudo, fotolia

Okara, soy pulp, tofu dregs
Okara, also called soy pulp or tofu dregs is a by-product of soy milk production. It is a good binder which contains a lot of starch, protein, fiber, and iron. Water 81.6%  70/20/10  LA : ALA

Corn flour, whole grain - Zea mays - piled up. Behind it corn kernels and two corn on the cob.
© Bought from Valentin Balan, fotolia

Stone-ground cornmeal
Stond-ground cornmeal is gluten-free. It is made from dried corn kernels which are then ground. Depending on the variety, it is used for cooking and/or baking. Water 10.3%  87/09/04  LA : ALA

Umeboshi suitable as a fruit and as a paste. See center in the plate with rice soup.
© Bought from miwa, fotolia

Umeboshi paste
Umeboshi is a paste made from pickled ume fruit. This salty paste is added to many dishes and sides to give them a fruity and sour flavor. Water 70.3%  88/09/02  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw, untreated: yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon)
© CC-by 2.5, Darkone, Wikipedia

Yellow archangel
Yellow archangel is used as a base for teas, salads, and soups. Young leaves and shoots are harvested from March to May.   00/00/00  LA : ALA

Portobello mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus): portobello mushrooms with large cap growing in the wild.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Jason Stajich (stajich), Wikimedia Commons

Portobello mushroom
Portobello mushrooms can be eaten raw and are used in the same manner as button mushrooms. Depending on location, they can contain elevated levels of cadmium. Water 92.4%  49/46/05  LA : ALA

The photo shows homemade soy whipped cream that is made with soy milk and canola oil.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Nora Maria Nagel, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Soy whipped cream
Our recipe for whipped soy cream that is made with soy milk and canola oil is a good alternative to traditional cooking cream. And it’s free of animal products. Water 60.7%  12/06/82  LA (5.7g) 2:1 (2.8g) ALA

Ripe, thin-skinned persimmons, raw, with a soft texture, often with 1-3 seed stones.
© Bought from vkuslandia, Adobe

Persimmons have a sweet flavor that is reminiscent of apricots and pears. The lightly bitter taste comes from the tannins they contain. Water 79.6%  95/03/02  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

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

Raw, untreated mandarins (Citrus reticulata) on a mandarin tree.
© Public Domain, Batholith, Wikipedia

Mandarins, which have been cultivated in China for centuries, are the largest group of citrus plants and boast high levels of vitamin C. Water 85.2%  92/06/02  LA : ALA

Fruit, raw, untreated: white and red grapefruit, raw (Citrus paradisi)
© CC-by-sa 2.5, Raeky, Wikipedia

Depending on the variety, grapefruit may range from white-yellowish to deep red in color. Grapefruit may cause serious interactions with certain medicines. Water 90.9%  92/07/01  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

© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rainer Zenz, Wikipedia

Zwieback is also available in vegan form, but because of large differences we have used “normal” zwieback to calculate the nutritional information. Water 4.5%  79/11/10  LA (2g) !:0 (0.1g) ALA