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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Sauerkraut juice or sauerkraut drink in drinking glass, right next to it fresh sauerkraut in bowl.
© Bought from PhotoSG, fotolia

Sauerkraut juice
Sauerkraut juice has very few calories, is well tolerated and stimulates digestion. Fermented foods are a proven home remedy used to counteract constipation. Water 97.2%  65/31/04  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

A bunch of Shimeji mushrooms (here: brown beech mushrooms) against a  gray background.
© Bought from anna_shepulova, fotolia

Shimeji mushroom
Shimeji mushrooms develop their nutty flavor best when cooked. Thanks to their umami taste, they are a popular mushroom in Japan and internationally. Water 86.0%  43/57/00  LA : 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushrooms, treated and mushroom products: mushroom powder
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rainer Zenz, Wikipedia

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

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

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

Glued pearl tapioca with cranberries in the middle
© CC-by 2.0, orphanjones from Berkeley, Wikimedia

Pearl tapioca
Pearl tapioca is used as a binder and an ingredient in Asian dishes. It is made from gluten-free tapioca starch that is extracted from the cassava root. Water 11.0%  100/00/00  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

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

A bowl containing semolina made from durum wheat (Triticum durum), the ruler is for size comparison.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Sanjay ach, Wikimedia Commons

Semolina flour, unenriched
Semolina flour is made from ground durum wheat. It is the best flour to use when preparing food that should remain firm when cooked, like pasta. Water 12.7%  84/15/01  LA : ALA

Lecithin from soybeans in black bowl with filled spoon in front of it.
© Bought from skabarcat, fotolia

Soy lecithin, powder
Soy lecithin can be purchased as a liquid or powder. Cooks use it as an emulsifying agent and to add stability to foams and airs. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (53.3g) 7:1 (7.3g) ALA

Cashew-based vegetable mozzarella, sliced, with basil leaves behind.
© Bought from, fotolia

Vegan Cashew “Mozzarella”
This vegan cashew “mozzarella” is a popular vegan alternative to traditional Italian mozzarella. You can eat it raw or melted in gratins and as a pizza topping. Water 72.8%  42/18/40  LA (2.1g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Dulse, dried in flakes in glass bowl, around it whole pieces of this seaweed  (Palmaria palmata).
© Bought from akvals, fotolia

Dried dulse (dillisk, Palmaria palmata)
Dulse is a species of red algae common to the coastal regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Dried dulse (dilisk, Palmaria palmata) nutritionally enriches. Water 15.0%  59/40/01  LA : ALA