Foundation Diet and Health

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The best perspective for your health

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Cocoa powder, raw, unsweetened in a mortar of white ceramic with pestle.
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Cocoa powder (cocoa, not cocao) raw?
Unsweetened cocoa is available either raw (cacao or cocoa powder, not cocao) or roasted. Raw powder is lighter in color than processed (alkalized) powder. Water 3.0%  63/21/15  LA : ALA

Pineapple in large plantation in the growing area - Ananas comosus.
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Pineapple
Raw, ripe pineapple is juicy and has a sweet and tart flavor. Pineapple is great as a fruit, dessert, in cake, or as an ingredient in savory dishes. Water 86.0%  95/04/01  LA : ALA

Herbs, spices, salt, and sugar: spices, dried thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
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Dried thyme
Thyme is a particularly healthy spice because of its essential thyme oil. Thanks to its long shelf life, the dried variety is especially popular. Water 7.8%  79/11/09  LA (0.5g) 1:1 (0.7g) ALA

Pistachios, opened, raw - Pistacia vera in miniature wooden bowl, behind 6 with shell.
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Pistachio
Sweet pistachios are eaten raw or toasted as a snack; salty or sweet pistachios are used in pralines and desserts or to add a finishing touch to main dishes. Water 4.4%  29/22/49  LA (14.1g) 49:1 (0.3g) ALA

Pasta and baked goods, vegetarian: flour
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Flour
Wheat flour used for baking bread contains more gluten as this gives bread its structure and makes it chewier. The shelf life depends on the type of flour. Water 13.4%  84/14/02  LA : ALA

A young couple is tasting red table wine during a wine tasting.
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Red table wine
Red table wine is enjoyed as an alcoholic beverage and is used in the kitchen, where it is especially popular for use as a cooking liquid and in marinades. Water 86.5%  97/03/00  LA : ALA

Chili flakes (Capsicum annuum), a small pile on a white background.
© CC-by-sa 3.0, Andreas Kaiser (Anka), Neu-Ulm Pfuhl, Germany, Kochwiki

Chili flakes
Chili flakes are available with or without seeds. Similar to chili powder, they are used to increase the spiciness of a wide range of dishes, sauces, and dips. Water 7.2%  81/12/07  LA (3.1g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Two fennel tubers, one cut open - Foeniculum vulgare.
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Fennel bulb
Fennel, which tastes sweet and a little like anise, is used, for example, raw in salads and cooked in vegetable and fish dishes. Water 90.2%  84/14/02  LA : ALA

Left: Green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), right: Black cardomome (Amomum subulatum).
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Ground cardamom
Cardamom is a particularly aromatic spice and suitable for all kinds of dishes. It is also used as a medicine. Water 8.3%  80/13/08  LA (0.3g) 3:1 (0.1g) ALA

Natural vanilla extract - Vanilla planifolia: vials and vanilla pods next to it.
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Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is usually artificial. The nutritional information provided for this ingredient is based on natural vanilla extract; it contains 35 % alcohol. Water 52.6%  99/00/00  LA : ALA

Flakes, coarse and finely ground, vegan (can be heated): whole wheat flour
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Whole wheat flour
Baked goods made from whole wheat flour have a nuttier taste and heavier texture as compared to white flour products; however, the dough doesn’t rise as much. Water 10.7%  82/15/03  LA : ALA

A bag of ground ginger (Zingiber officinale)
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Ground ginger
Ground ginger is very popular in spice mixtures, where it is used in order to make dishes spicier and for its medicinal ingredients. Water 9.9%  84/11/05  LA (0.7g) 3:1 (0.2g) ALA

Eggplant in greenhouse hanging on plant - Solanum melongena
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Eggplant (Aubergine)
Eggplants should be bought when they are still firm, otherwise they are stored too long or overripe. Caution, the stem can have sharp spikes. Water 92.3%  84/14/03  LA : ALA

Yellow mustard seeds on a spoon.
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Yellow mustard seed
The seeds in white mustard are actually a smooth pale yellow. These are known as yellow mustard seed and taste spicy after they come into contact with liquids. Water 5.7%  39/28/32  LA (2.6g) 1:1 (3.9g) ALA

Diced tomatoes, canned: fresh tomatoes on the left, a can of diced tomatoes on the right.
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Diced tomatoes, canned
Diced tomatoes in a can are usually preserved by heating, and the consistency depends on the respective product. Look for higher quality brands. Water 89.4%  79/18/03  LA : ALA

Yellow bell peppers, freshly harvested and arranged closely together (Capsicum annuum).
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Yellow bell pepper
Unlike chili peppers, bell peppers aren’t hot. They are available in green, yellow, and red, whereby the latter two have a milder and sweeter flavor. Water 92.0%  84/13/03  LA : ALA

Wooden bowl filled with buckwheat on a dark wooden table (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)
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Buckwheat
Buckwheat is gluten-free, and in studies with diabetic rats it has been shown to be effective in decreasing elevated blood sugar levels. Water 9.8%  81/15/04  LA : ALA

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.): tumeric root (left), coursely ground powder (right).
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Turmeric root
Turmeric not only stimulates digestion, but also has other health-promoting properties. It can be eaten raw and is a key ingredient in curry powder. Water 82.0%  84/12/04  LA : ALA

Sunflower oil and a sunflower. Unfortunately, the oil contains around 65% unhealthy linoleic acid.
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Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil for cooking is low in saturated fat but unfortunately contains high levels of linoleic acid, which is an omega-six polyunsaturated fatty acid. Water 0.0%  00/00/100  LA (65.7g) !:0 (0g) ALA

Some raw maple of the sort "Nicola" in a heap - Solanum tuberosum.
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White potato
The most common type of potatoes grown around the world are white. Like other varieties, they contain solanine and should only be eaten raw in small amounts. Water 81.6%  90/10/01  LA : ALA

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