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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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Wheat grains with germination of about 48 hours on a sieve.
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Sprouted wheat
Wheat sprouts have a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. The valuable nutritional benefits of wheat berries are optimized in raw sprouted wheat. Water 47.8%  83/15/02  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

Kamut or Khorasan wheat (Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum) dry kamut berries in a wooden bowl.
© Bought from lidomo, fotolia

Kamut (Khorasan wheat, khorassan), cooked
Kamut (Khorasan wheat, khorassan) is a nice side dish to serve alongside a wide range of dishes — similar to rice. It is more nutritional than wheat. Water 65.2%  81/17/02  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

Lentils, red, cooked in white bowl on folded tablecloth.
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Red lentils
Red lentils are used mostly for stews, curries, and dal dishes because even without soaking they get soft like a purée after just a short cooking time. Water 69.6%  68/31/01  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: smoked paprika (Capsicum annuum)
© CC-by 3.0, Badagnani, Wikipedia

Smoked paprika
Smoked paprika is a ground spice that is often used in Spanish cuisine. The variety Pimentón de la Vera is made using only peppers grown in the La Vera region. Water 11.2%  66/18/16  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

Aquafaba: the soaking or cooking water of chickpeas (or legumes) – in a  glass bowl.
© Bought from detry26, fotolia

Aquafaba (vegan egg white substitute)
Aquafaba, the cooking liquid of legumes (e.g., chickpeas) serves as a vegan egg white substitute (beaten egg whites) for baked goods and sweet dishes. Water 95.4%  71/24/05  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

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

Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), on the left next to the white bread on the right hand side.
© Bought from oilslo, fotolia

Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
Panko (Japn. パン粉) is a Japanese variety of breadcrumbs. Coating food with panko before frying or baking will result in a light and crispy crust. Water 6.8%  87/11/02  LA : ALA

Grape-seed oil in a glass bottle with plastic grapes in a basket.
© Bought from Carmen 56, fotolia

Grape-seed oil
Grape-seed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes. Given its high percentage of linoleic acid, its nutritional value is questionable. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (69.6g) 696:1 (0.1g) ALA

Avocado oil (Persea americana): an avocado cut in half with a bottle of  avocado oil next to it.
© Bought from marrakeshh, fotolia

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 (12.5g) 13:1 (1g) ALA

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

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

Dark chocolate (left to right): high percentage of cacao (about 75 %). One bar with added chili.
© CC-by 3.0, Simon A. Eugster, Wikipedia Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate (70–85 % cacao)
Dark chocolate has a higher percentage of cacao than other types of chocolate and is a better choice for people who are lactose intolerant. Water 1.4%  48/08/44  LA : ALA

Amaranth raw - Amaranthus caudatus (rajgira lahi) - on round wooden surface, above it amaranth bar.
© Bought from Luis Echeverri Urrea, fotolia

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 (2.7g) !:0 (0g) 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

Branch bearing ripe Asian pears (Pyrus pyrifolia). The pears are very juicy and have a sweet and sour flavor that is reminiscent of apple, pear, and melon.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Sage Ross, Wikimedia

Asian pear
Asian pears have ocher-colored skin with brown mottling. The white fruit inside is crisp, sweet and sour and has a taste reminiscent of apple, pear, and melon. Water 88.2%  94/04/02  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