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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Different varieties of pumpkins (Cucurbita spp.), a prairie in the background.
© Bought from erna_p, fotolia

Pumpkin (Squash), raw
Pumpkins (Squash) can be eaten both raw and cooked. Please see recipes for pumpkin. Bitter pumpkins should net be used even when cooked. Water 91.6%  86/13/01  LA : ALA

Dry yeast or baker's yeast, heaped in measuring spoon over individual granules.
© Bought from Brent Hofacker, Adobe

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

Amaranth, puffed - Amaranthus sp. - in white breakfast bowl.
© Bought from IrisArt, fotolia

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 (3.4g) !:0 (0.1g) ALA

A glass of carrot juice, freshly squeezed, with carrots on a wooden cutting board
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Fresh carrot juice
Fresh carrot juice is rich in beta-carotene, a provitamin A carotenoid. Using a juicer and adding a source of fat increase the bioavailability of the nutrients. Water 88.9%  89/09/01  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

Sweet soy sauce in a small white porcelain bowl, surrounded by two chop sticks and blossom.
© Bought from PhotoSG, fotolia

Ketjap manis (sweet soy sauce)
Ketjap manis is a dark, sweet, and slightly salty Indonesian soy sauce with a syrupy consistency. It is used to season a wide variety of dishes and dips. Water 48.2%  94/06/00  LA : ALA

Rose water (Rosa centifolia): rose water in a glass with petals as decoration.
© Bought from irenastar, fotolia

Rose water
Rose water consists of the essential oils of several varieties of roses dissolved in water. It is both a skin care product as well as a flavoring ingredient. Water 99.4%  90/01/09  LA : ALA

Mushrooms, treated and mushroom products: mushroom powder
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Mushroom powder
Mushroom powder is a combination of selected edible mushrooms that are first dehydrated and then ground and mixed together.   00/00/00  LA : ALA

Goji berries, dried (Lycium barbarum), next to a ruler to show the actual size
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Dried goji berries
Dried goji berries are rich in vitamins and minerals and can be sprinkled on top of muesli or granola to add variety and extra nutrients. Water 7.5%  84/16/00  LA : ALA

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

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

Real chervil - Anthriscus cerefolium - on a soon-blooming plant.
© Bought from irottlaender, fotolia

Chervil (garden chervil)
Use fresh chervil (garden chervil) to season soups and to add a delicate flavor to vegetables and salads.   00/00/00  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

Fruit, treated: Peaches, dried, treated with sulfur dioxide, uncooked
© CC-by 2.0, Josefine Stenudd, Wikimedia

Dried peach
Dried peaches are available either untreated or treated with sulfur dioxide. The latter is preferable and safer for people with asthma or allergies. Water 31.8%  93/05/01  LA : ALA

Spices, salt, and sugar: spices, ground tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
© CC-0 1.0, Dominikmatus, Wikipedia

Ground tarragon is an aromatic kitchen spice. It contains a lot of potassium and has a positive effect on the digestion and gallbladder. Water 7.7%  63/28/09  LA (0.7g) 1:4 (3g) 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

Pecan: some piled with shell, next to a cracked nut and cuts.
© Bought from kolesnikovserg, fotolia

Pecans have a very thin shell and can therefore be cracked open by hand. They have a mild nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Water 3.5%  15/10/76  LA (20.6g) 21:1 (1g) ALA

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

Soy sauce (shoyu) in white cup without handle on bamboo mat.
© Bought from elmowski, fotolia

Soy sauce (shoyu)
Both tamari and shoyu soy sauce are made from soybeans, water, and sea salt. However, shoyu also contains wheat or rice, which gives it a milder taste. Water 71.2%  36/60/04  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw and untreated: parsley, fresh (Aloysia citrodora)
© CC0

Lemon verbena
Thanks to its citrus flavor, lemon verbena is often used as a seasoning. As a tea infusion, it has the effects of stimulating appetite and promoting digestion.   00/00/00  LA : ALA

Wild growing lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.)
© CC-by-sa 3.0, W.J.Pilsak, Wikipedia

Lingonberries have a tart and slightly bitter flavor. They are rich in vitamins and minerals and are used in the treatment of urinary tract infections. Water 88.5%  92/03/05  LA (0.2g) 1:1 (0.2g) ALA