Foundation Diet and Health
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Fresh thyme (Thymus vulgaris) as a bundle on a light background.
© Public Domain, Evan-Amos, Wikipedia

Fresh thyme
Thyme is a particularly healthy spice thanks to the essential oil it contains. It can be used to treat colds, congestion, whooping cough, and bronchitis. Water 65.1%  77/18/05  LA : ALA
101 kcal

Leeks, Allium ampeloprasum: Leek stalks on burlap in a wooden crate. The leaves and root end are often still on the leeks when purchased at the market.
© Bought from Brent Hofacker, fotolia

Leek
The typical smell of leeks comes from the sulfur compound propanthial S-oxide and gives soups, casseroles, and other dishes an aromatic flavor. Water 83.0%  89/09/02  LA : ALA
61 kcal

Coconut shell on wooden board filled with dates, lying next to dates.
© Bought from elenarui, fotolia

Date, deglet nour
Thanks to its honey-like taste, the Deglet Nour variety of dates are very popular in Central Europe. They have a soft texture and sweet taste. Water 20.5%  96/03/01  LA : ALA
282 kcal

Dried white pumpkin seeds next to an edible pumpkin. Seeds from non-edible pumpkins are poisonous.
© Bought from Tatiana Gorbunova (Татьяна Горбунова), Adobe

Pumpkin seeds (organic?)
Dried pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients and particularly popular in America as a snack, but also add a finishing touch to many dishes. Buy them organic. Water 5.2%  12/34/55  LA (20.7g) 172:1 (0.1g) ALA
559 kcal

Spring onion / winter onion - Allium fistulosum - bundled.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Jonathunder, Wikipedia

Scallion
Scallions don’t have fully developed bulbs as do shallots and onions; instead, they are more similar to leeks. They have a milder taste than onions. Water 89.8%  78/20/02  LA : ALA
32 kcal

Two types of potatoes—Solanum tuberosum: A seller is reaching for red potatoes. There are many varieties to choose from depending on the use.
© Bought from JackF, fotolia

Potato
Potatoes are an important basic staple with a high starch content. They should be eaten raw only in small amounts because of the solanine in the skin. Water 79.2%  89/10/00  LA : ALA
77 kcal

Rolled oats in a wooden bowl next to a bundle of oats (Avena sativa L.) and scattered rolled oats.
© Bought from Timmary, fotolia

Rolled oats (raw?)
Rolled oats without additives are a staple food made from oat groats. Those sold at the grocery store are never raw. See text. Water 10.8%  77/15/07  LA (2.2g) 22:1 (0.1g) ALA
379 kcal

Raw cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) before harvest in a field.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Rasbak, Wikipedia

Cauliflower
Cauliflower is a popular vegetable in the cabbage family. It has a mild flavor, is easy to digest, is used in many raw food recipes, and is rich in vitamin C. Water 92.1%  69/27/04  LA : ALA
25 kcal

A spoon of coarse brown sugar held over a jar of brown sugar.
© Bought from nito, fotolia

Brown sugar
Brown sugar tastes a little like caramel and is a popular ingredient for cakes, cookies, and sweets. Water 1.3%  100/00/00  LA : ALA
380 kcal

Celery, raw - Apium graveolens - washed and pre-cleaned on a wooden surface.
© Bought from Printemps, fotolia

Celery root
Celery root is used either as a side dish or a hearty ingredient, especially in soups and stews. It can be cooked, or eaten raw. Water 88.0%  84/14/03  LA : ALA
42 kcal

Macadamia nut, raw: cracked macadamia in shell, next to uncooked and macadamia oil.
© Bought from Luis Echeverri Urrea, fotolia

Macadamia nuts
Originally from Australia, today Macadamia nuts are popular around the globe. They have a delicate almond-like taste but are poisonous for cats and dogs. Water 1.4%  14/08/78  LA (1.3g) 6:1 (0.2g) ALA
718 kcal

Herbs: spices, dried oregano (Origanum vulgare)
© CC-0 1.0, Henna, Wikipedia

Dried oregano
Oregano plays a major role in Italian, Greek, and Spanish cuisines. It has a slightly bitter and warm taste. Oregano is closely related to sweet majoram. Water 9.9%  84/11/05  LA (0.7g) 1:1 (0.6g) ALA
265 kcal

African American mother pours freshly squeezed orange juice into her daughter's drinking glass.
© Bought from lightfield studios, fotolia

Orange juice
Orange juice is made by squeezing oranges. Also known as OJ, it is the most popular juice in the world. Water 88.3%  92/06/02  LA : ALA
45 kcal

Almond milk in bottle and drinking glass surrounded by almonds with shell and open almonds.
© Bought from Madeleine Steinbach, fotolia

Almond milk
Almond milk is a plant-based drink made from almonds and water. It is used as an alternative to dairy milk. Water 84.6%  23/23/54  LA : ALA
93 kcal

Paprika powder in a bowl: In Europe, especially popular in Hungary, Spain and Portugal.
© CC-by-sa 2.0, Melanie Scherer, Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz

Sweet ground paprika
Sweet ground paprika has a mild, sweet flavor. The red powder is obtained by grinding dried bell peppers. Water 9.3%  67/18/16  LA (7.5g) 8:1 (0.9g) ALA
357 kcal

Immature, ripe, peeled and cut hazelnuts (Corylus spp.).
© Bought from Valentina R., fotolia

Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts include any of the nuts from species of the genus Corylus; the nuts of the species Corylus avellana are those that are most widely available today. Water 5.3%  18/16/66  LA (7.1g) !:0 (0.1g) ALA
628 kcal

Curry powder in black bowl and wooden spoon. Curry is a mixture of about 12 spices.
© Bought from ALF photo, fotolia

Curry powder
Curry powder is a spice mix that contains about 13 different ingredients. It is used to season a wide variety of sauces and dishes. Water 8.8%  66/17/17  LA (2.8g) 11:1 (0.3g) ALA
325 kcal

Farmer in the Antalaha region of Madagascar with vanilla pods in his hands, Vanilla planifolia.
© Bought from Pierre-Yves Babelon, fotolia

Vanilla bean pod
Dried natural vanilla bean pods are the best variety of vanilla available. Natural ground vanilla or vanilla extracts also good alternatives. Water 9.0%  92/04/04  LA : ALA
318 kcal

Crushed flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) (left) and cold-pressed flaxseed oil (right).
© Bought from hjschneider, fotolia

Cold-pressed flaxseed oil
Cold-pressed flaxseed oil (linseed oil) is rich in fatty acids, especially omega-3. However, if not stored correctly, it can quickly turn rancid. Water 0.1%  00/00/100  LA (14.2g) 1:4 (53.4g) ALA
884 kcal

Balsamic vinegar (Aceto balsamico) in a square bottle surrounded by blue grapes.
© Bought from remoarcaro, fotolia

Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar usually comes from the Italian province of Modena and is known for its dark brown color and sweetness. Water 76.4%  97/03/00  LA : ALA
88 kcal