Foundation Diet and Health

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Cucumber with skin—Cucumis sativus: two hothouse or English cucumbers on the vine.

Cucumbers contain up to 90% water. In Europe, they are usually served raw and with skin (e.g., in salads), whereas they are also served as a warm side in Asia. Water 95.2%  83/15/03  LA : ALA

Oat flakes (rolled oats) in wooden bowl, in front of oat ears - Avena sativa L.

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 22:1 ALA

Vegetables raw, untreated: cauliflower, raw — Brassica oleracea (Botrytis group)

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

Vegetables raw, untreated: shallots, raw (Allium ascalonicum)

The flavor of shallots comes out best in raw dishes. The substances they contain seem to reduce the risk of stomach cancer and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Water 79.8%  87/13/01  LA : ALA

Dried sunflower seeds - Helianthus annuus - swelling from sack, right sunflower.

Sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds contain over 90 % unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, vitamin B, vitamin A, vitamin F, carotene, calcium, iodine, and magnesium. Water 4.7%  22/23/56  LA !:0 ALA

African American mother pours freshly squeezed orange juice into her daughter's drinking glass.

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

Kale, raw ( Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)): bunch of kale on a white background.

Kale is one of foods that is richest in vitamin C, but it also offers so much more. Depending on the recipe, it can be used raw, cooked, or even baked. Water 84.0%  63/31/07  LA 1:1 ALA

Cherry tomatoes weigh 18 grams on average; in comparison, a tomato weighs about 110 grams.

Cherry tomato
Cherry tomatoes originated in Mexico and are smaller than garden tomatoes. They can be round or oval, are very flavorful, and need to be stored in a cool place. Water 94.5%  78/18/04  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, and wild plants, raw and untreated: fresh thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

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

Hazelnuts (Corylus spp.): at the top unripe hazelnuts, below ripe hazelnuts with the shell, and below that two shelled hazelnuts, one of which is cut in half

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 !:0 ALA

Celery, raw - Apium graveolens - washed and pre-cleaned on a wooden surface.

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

Farmer in the Antalaha region of Madagascar with vanilla pods in his hands, Vanilla planifolia.

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

Baking powder (leavening agent): left in glass bowl, right in measuring spoon (white).

Baking powder
Baking powder is used as a raising agent. It releases carbon dioxide into the dough, causing the dough to greatly increase in volume and have a lighter texture. Water 33.1%  88/12/00  LA : ALA

Herbs: spices, dried oregano (Origanum vulgare)

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 1:1 ALA

Brown sugar in jar, spoonful over it with brown, coarse-grained sugar.

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

Pomegranate (Grenadine, Punica granatum) broken up next to it and seeds in front of red background.

Pomegranates are a very nutritious fruit, with 250 scientific studies showing positive benefits for cardiovascular health, cancer, and arthritis prevention. Water 77.9%  87/08/05  LA : ALA

Miso paste in a bowl with flowers and soybeans, the raw material, on the top right.

Miso (Soybean paste)
Miso (Soybean paste) is made by fermenting soybeans and can be spicy or sweet. Raw miso is more beneficial as it contains healthy bacteria. Water 43.0%  57/29/14  LA 6:1 ALA

Lemons in and around shell, with two sliced halves. - Citrus limon

Lemons are used as ornamental plants, flavoring for drinks and baked goods, and also as an ingredient in perfume. Only use the peel from organic lemons. Water 88.8%  77/12/10  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, cumin  (Cuminum cyminum)

Cumin seed
Cumin seed has a fresh and slightly hot flavor, which makes it an especially popular ingredient in Arabic, Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisines. Water 8.1%  52/21/26  LA 18:1 ALA

Ground paprika in a bowl. Ground paprika is available in various degrees of spiciness. It is especially popular in Hungary, Spain, and Portugal.

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 8:1 ALA