Foundation Diet and Health

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Mung beans, ripe seeds, raw (Vigna radiata): close-up of fresh mung beans. These are an important staple food in India.

Mung beans
Green mung beans, which are related to soybeans, can be cooked and eaten in the same way as rice or sprouted, for example, for salads or stir-fry dishes. Water 9.0%  71/27/01  LA : ALA

Peanut butter, coarse-grained, without salt in a white plate, peanuts in shell and open.

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 !:0 ALA

Dry yeast or baker's yeast, heaped in measuring spoon over individual granules.

Dry yeast
Dry yeast is a baking yeast commonly used as a leavening agent for breads and baked goods, both at home and the bakery. Yeast is made inactive by dehydration. Water 5.1%  46/45/09  LA : ALA

The photo shows homemade soy whipped cream that is made with soy milk and canola oil.

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 2:1 ALA

Truffle oil in a cooking spoon with a piece of grated truffle.

Truffle oil
Truffle oil is used in the kitchen to give salads and dishes such as pasta a truffle flavor. No pressing is used in the production of truffle oil.   00/00/100  LA : ALA

Amaranth, puffed - Amaranthus sp. - in white breakfast bowl.

Puffed amaranth
Puffed amaranth is gluten-free and is high in protein. You can make it yourself and add it to muesli, granola, baked goods, or snack bars. Water 6.0%  74/16/10  LA !:0 ALA

Three white bowls: rice (left), rice flakes (middle), rice noodles (right), and rice plants (back)

Rice flakes
Rice flakes are a gluten-free alternative to other cereal flakes. They are also often in baby food. Make sure the arsenic levels in rice products are low. Water 3.9%  89/08/03  LA : ALA

Port wine - Vitis vinifera - Port barrels on the left, with a bottle and glass of port to the right.

Port wine
Port wine, or port, is a fortified sweet dessert wine. It is usually red with a different flavor than regular wine because of the method used to make it. Water 72.3%  98/02/00  LA : ALA

Pile of baby spinach leaves (Spinacia oleracea), spinach leaves picked  at a very early stage.

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

Avocado oil (Persea americana): an avocado cut in half with a bottle of  avocado oil next to it.

Avocado oil
Avocado oil is obtained from the fruit of the avocado tree. The virgin, cold-pressed oil is aromatic and a bit fruity. It goes nice with salads and appetizers Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA 13:1 ALA

Tart cherries still on the tree (Prunus cerasus), easily mistaken for  sweet cherries

Tart cherries
Red tart cherries have a fruity, tart flavor and are a favorite for making jam, marmelade, and compote. Water 86.1%  90/07/02  LA : ALA


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 !:0 ALA

Raw, untreated mandarins (Citrus reticulata) on a mandarin tree.

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, treated: pears, dried, sulfured, and uncooked

Dried pear
Dried pears produced commercially are often treated with sulfur dioxide to improve appearance and increase shelf life. It is best to eat untreated varieties. Water 26.7%  97/03/01  LA : ALA

Vegetables, raw, untreated: lamb’s lettuce, raw (Valerianella locusta)

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

Alfalfa sprouts (Medicago sativa), shown next to a bowl of alfalfa seeds.

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 1:1 ALA

Potatoes and tubers, treated and potato products: potatoes boiled in well-salted water

Potato, unpeeled, boiled in well-salted water
Potatoes boiled in their jackets are waxy potatoes that are unpeeled and boiled in well-salted water. You can also eat them with the skins on. Water 77.0%  91/08/00  LA : ALA

Spirulina spp. as powders and tablets. Cultivated and usually heat-dried.

Spirulina powder (never raw!)
Spirulina, part of the family of cyanobacteria, is rich in nutrients. It used to be categorized as blue-green algae because of its bluish phycocyanin pigment. Water 4.7%  27/65/09  LA 2:1 ALA

Amaranth raw - Amaranthus caudatus (rajgira lahi) - on round wooden surface, above it amaranth bar.

Amaranth grain, uncooked
Along with 14% protein, uncooked amaranth contains unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, and lysine. The raw leaves can also be eaten. Water 11.3%  76/16/08  LA !:0 ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw, untreated: yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon)

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