Foundation Diet and Health

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The best perspective for your health

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Tomato, dried or sun-dried in brown plate, tomatoes behind etc. - Solanum lycopersicum

Tomato, sun-dried
Sun-dried tomatoes contain around 15 instead of 94.5% water (only 1/6 as much). This increases the amount of natural monosodium glutamate by up to 5 percent. Water 14.6%  77/19/04  LA : ALA

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

Ground cumin
Ground cumin has a fresh and slightly spicy flavor, which is particularly suitable for Arabic, Oriental, and Asian dishes. Water 8.1%  52/21/26  LA 18:1 ALA

Chia seeds dried in hexagonal bowl with wooden spoon - Salvia hispanica (Chan beans)

Chia seed, dried
Chia seeds are usually only available in dried form. They are very similar to flaxseeds in that they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Water 5.8%  47/19/34  LA 1:3 ALA

Nutmeg—Myristica fragrans: Ground nutmeg in a wooden spoon surrounded by whole nutmegs, with a partially ground nutmeg to the right.

Ground nutmeg
Nutmeg, ground or grated, are discussed here together as they are very similar. Nutmeg should be used in small quantities as it can otherwise be toxic. Water 6.2%  54/06/40  LA : ALA

Coriander seed, (Coriandrum sativum): wooden scoop and bowl, cilantro plant on the left in the back.

Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds are often sold as a ground spice. The essential oils linalool and geraniol give the spice its characteristic smell. Water 8.9%  65/15/21  LA : ALA

Soy sauce (Genen Shoyu), low salt in square white ceramic bowl with chop sticks next to it.

Low-sodium soy sauce (genen shoyu)
Genen shoyu contains substantially less salt than traditional soy sauce. It is therefore better suited for dishes that already contain a high level of salt. Water 72.5%  42/58/00  LA : ALA

Vegetables, raw, untreated: spinach, raw (Spinacia oleracea)

Fresh spinach
Spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals. Although spinach contains high levels of oxalic acid, eating raw spinach in moderation is not bad for your health. Water 91.4%  53/42/06  LA : ALA

Bananas (Musa acuminata Colla): A peeled banana and banana chunks in the foreground, banana bunch.

Banana, raw
Bananas provide a balanced combination of carbohydrates but do not contain the fats that are important for your nerves and brain. Get these from other foods! Water 74.9%  94/04/01  LA : ALA

Reduced-sodium vegetable broth in a white bowl surrounded by vegetables.

Vegetable broth
Vegetable broth with little added salt has a sodium content of 234 mg instead of the usual 400 mg. Broth is made up of 98% water. Water 98.2%  100/00/00  LA : ALA

Basil, fresh—Ocimum basilicum: A young woman points to a miniature shopping cart in her right hand. It is filled with fresh basil.

Basil, fresh
Basil is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes. It has an aromatic and slightly peppery taste and is used both as a seasoning and a medicinal plant. Water 92.1%  41/49/10  LA : ALA

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

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

Bay leaf—Laurus nobilis: Two bay leaves are on the left, and a wooden measuring scoop with crushed bay leaves is on the right.

Bay leaf
Fresh bay leaves are shiny and dark green on top with lighter undersides. They can be used fresh and dried. Bay leaves have a bitter or peppery flavor. Water 5.4%  82/08/09  LA 1:1 ALA

A young gardener is displaying a bundle of fresh red beets—Beta vulgaris.

Red beet
Red beets are particularly well known for their deep red color. They can be eaten raw or cooked and can lower blood pressure thanks to an enzyme they contain. Water 87.6%  84/14/01  LA : ALA

Mustard seeds, processed to paste, in lockable glass container such as preserving jar (Weck jar).

Yellow mustard
Mustard seed is blended with water, vinegar, and salt to form a yellow paste, which we call mustard. It serves as a savory ingredient for a variety of dishes. Water 83.7%  45/29/26  LA 1:1 ALA

Fresh squeezed lime juice in a glass, with a bowl containing honey to the left and surrounded by limes.

Lime juice
Raw lime juice is added to dishes and drinks to give them a citrus taste. The juice is more flavorful than that of a lemon. Water 90.8%  95/05/01  LA : ALA

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.

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

Coconut shell on wooden board filled with dates, lying next to dates.

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

Raw sweet potatoes, one of which cut open on old wooden surface. Ipomoea batatas.

Sweet potato
Unlike regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are not part of the nightshade family. They owe their sweet flavor to the natural sugars they contain. Water 77.3%  93/07/00  LA : 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

Spring onion / winter onion - Allium fistulosum - bundled.

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