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Food Guidelines for Basic Constitutional Types

NOTE: Guidelines provided in this table are general. Specific adjustments for individual requirements may need to be made,

e.g., food allergies, strength of agni, season of the year and degree of dosha predominance or aggravation. moderation ** okay rarely

* okay in

   

VATA

 

PITTA

 

KAPHA

 

AVOID

FAVOR

AVOID

FAVOR

AVOID

FAVOR

FRUITS

Generally most

Generally most

Generally most

Generally most

Generally most

Generally most

dried fruit

sweet fruit

sour fruit

sweet fruit

sweet & sour fruit

astringent fruit

Apples (raw)

Apples (cooked)

Apples (sour)

Apples (sweet)

Avocado

Apples

Cranberries

Applesauce

Apricots (sour)

Applesauce

Bananas

Applesauce

Dates (dry)

Apricots

Bananas

Apricots (sweet)

Coconut

Apricots

Figs (dry)

Avocado

Berries (sour)

Avocado

Dates

Berries

Pears

Bananas

Cherries (sour)

Berries (sweet)

Figs (fresh)

Cherries

Persimmons

Berries

Cranberries

Cherries (sweet)

Grapefruit

Cranberries

Pomegranates

Cherries

Grapefruit

Coconut

Kiwi

Figs (dry)*

Raisins (dry)

Coconut

Grapes (green)

Dates

Mangos**

Grapes*

Prunes (dry)

Dates (fresh)

Kiwi**

Figs

Melons

Lemons*

Watermelon

Figs (fresh)

Lemons

Grapes (red &

Oranges

Limes*

Grapefruit

Mangoes (green)

purple)

Papaya

Peaches*

Grapes

Oranges (sour)

Limes*

Pineapple

Pears

Kiwi

Peaches

Mangoes (ripe)

Plums

Persimmons

Lemons

Persimmons

Melons

Rhubarb

Pomegranates

Limes

Pineapple (sour)

Oranges (sweet)*

Tamarind

Prunes

Mangoes

Plums (sour)

Papaya*

Watermelon

Raisins

Melons

Rhubarb

Pears

Strawberries*

Oranges

Tamarind

Pineapple (sweet)*

Papaya

Plums (sweet)

Peaches

Pomegranates

Pineapple

Prunes

Plums

Raisins

Prunes (soaked)

Strawberries*

Raisins (soaked)

Watermelon

Rhubarb

Strawberries

Tamarind

VEGETABLES

Generally frozen,

In general,

In general,

In general,

In general,

In general, most

raw or dried

vegetables should

pungent

sweet & bitter

sweet & juicy

pungent & bitter

vegetables

be cooked

vegetables

vegetables

vegetables

vegetables

Artichoke

Asparagus

Beet greens

Artichoke

Cucumber

Artichoke

Beet greens**

Beets

Beets (raw)

Asparagus

Olives, black or

Asparagus

Bitter melon

Cabbage*

Burdock root

Beets (cooked)

green

Beet greens

Broccoli

(cooked)

Corn (fresh)**

Bitter melon

Parsnips**

Beets

Brussels sprouts

Carrots

Daikon radish

Broccoli

Potatoes, sweet

Bitter melon

Burdock root

Cauliflower*

Eggplant**

Brussels sprouts

Pumpkin

Broccoli

Cabbage (raw)

Cilantro

Garlic

Cabbage

Squash, summer

Brussels sprouts

Cauliflower (raw)

Cucumber

Green chilies

Carrots (cooked)

Taro root

Burdock root

Celery

Daikon radish*

Horseradish

Carrots (raw)*

Tomatoes (raw)

Cabbage

Corn (fresh)**

Fennel (Anise)

Kohlrabi **

Cauliflower

Zucchini

Carrots

Dandelion greens

Garlic

Leeks (raw)

Celery

Cauliflower

Eggplant

Green beans

Mustard greens

Cilantro

Celery

Horseradish**

Green chilies

Olives, green

Cucumber

Cilantro

Kale

Jerusalem

Onions (raw)

Dandelion greens

Corn

Kohlrabi

artichoke*

Peppers (hot)

Fennel (Anise)

Daikon radish

Mushrooms

Leafy greens*

Turnip greens*

Green beans

Dandelion greens

Olives, green

Leeks

Watercress

Jerusalem

Eggplant

Onions (raw)

Lettuce*

Zucchini

artichoke

Fennel (Anise)

Peas (raw)

Mustard greens*

Prickly pear (fruit)

Kale

Garlic

Peppers,

Okra

Radishes (raw)

Leafy greens

Green beans

sweet & hot

Olives, black

Spinach

Leeks (cooked)

Green chilies

Potatoes, white

Onions (cooked)*

(cooked)**

Lettuce

Horseradish

Prickly pear

Parsley*

Spinach (raw)

Mushrooms

Jerusalem

(fruit & leaves)

Parsnip

Tomatoes

Okra

artichoke

Radish (raw)

Peas (cooked)

Turnip greens

Olives, black

Kale

Squash, winter

Potatoes, sweet

Turnips

Onions (cooked)

Kohlrabi

Tomatoes

Pumpkin

Parsley

Leafy greens

(cooked)**

Radishes

Parsnips

Leeks

Tomatoes (raw)

(cooked)*

Peas

Lettuce

Copyright © 1994, 2008 The Ayurvedic Institute and Vasant Lad, MASc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpted from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing, Usha and Vasant Lad, 2 nd ed. Albuquerque: The Ayurvedic Press. Contact PO Box 23445, Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445, (505) 291-9698, www.ayurveda.com.

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VATA
PITTA
KAPHA
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
VEGETABLES
Turnips
Rutabaga
Wheat grass,
Spaghetti squash*
sprouts
Spinach (cooked)*
Spinach (raw)*
Sprouts*
Squash, summer
Taro root
Turnip greens*
Watercress
Zucchini
Peppers, sweet
Potatoes,
sweet & white
Prickly pear
(leaves)
Pumpkin
Radishes (cooked)
Rutabaga
Spaghetti squash
Sprouts (not
spicy)
Squash, winter
and summer
Taro root
Watercress*
Wheat grass,
sprouts
Zucchini
Mushrooms
Mustard greens
Okra
Onions
Parsley
Peas
Peppers,
sweet & hot
Potatoes, white
Prickly pear
(fruit & leaves)
Radishes
Rutabaga
Spaghetti squash*
Spinach
Sprouts
Squash, winter
Tomatoes
(cooked)
Turnip greens
Turnips
Watercress
Wheat grass
GRAINS
Barley
Bread (with
yeast)
Buckwheat
Cereals (cold, dry
or puffed)
Corn
Couscous
Crackers
Granola
Millet
Muesli
Oat bran
Oats (dry)
Pasta**
Polenta**
Rice cakes**
Rye
Sago
Spelt
Tapioca
Wheat bran
Amaranth*
Durham flour
Oats (cooked)
Pancakes
Quinoa
Rice (all kinds)
Seitan (wheat
meat)
Sprouted wheat
bread (Essene)
Wheat
Bread (with
Amaranth
Bread (with yeast) Amaranth*
yeast)
Barley
Oats (cooked)
Buckwheat
Cereal, dry
Pancakes
Corn
Couscous
Pasta**
Millet
Crackers
Rice (brown,
Muesli**
Durham flour
white)
Oats (dry)
Granola
Rice cakes**
Polenta**
Oat bran
Wheat
Rice (brown)**
Oats (cooked)
Rye
Pancakes
Pasta
Quinoa
Rice (basmati,
white, wild)
Rice cakes
Seitan (wheat
meat)
Spelt
Sprouted wheat
bread (Essene)
Tapioca
Wheat
Wheat bran
Barley
Buckwheat
Cereal (cold, dry
or puffed)
Corn
Couscous
Crackers
Durham flour*
Granola
Millet
Muesli
Oat bran
Oats (dry)
Polenta
Quinoa*
Rice (basmati,
wild)*
Rye
Seitan (wheat
meat)
Spelt*
Sprouted wheat
bread (Essene)
Tapioca
Wheat bran
LEGUMES
Aduki beans
Lentils (red)*
Miso
Aduki beans
Kidney beans
Black beans
Mung beans
Soy sauce
Black beans
Soy beans
Black-eyed peas
Mung dal
Soy sausages
Black-eyed peas
Soy cheese
Chick peas
Soy cheese*
Tur dal
Chick peas
Soy flour
(garbanzo beans)
Soy milk*
Urad dal
(garbanzo beans)
Soy powder
Kidney beans
Soy sauce*
Kidney beans
Soy sauce
Lentils (brown)
Soy sausages*
Lentils, brown
Tofu (cold)
Lima beans
Tofu*
& red
Urad dal
Miso**
Tur dal
Lima beans
Miso
Navy beans
Urad dal
Mung beans
Peas (dried)
Mung dal
Pinto beans
Navy beans
Soy beans
Peas (dried)
Soy flour
Pinto beans
Soy powder
Soy beans
Split peas
Soy cheese
Tempeh
Soy flour*
White beans
Soy milk
Aduki beans
Black beans
Black-eyed peas
Chick peas
(garbanzo beans)
Lentils (red &
brown)
Lima beans
Mung beans*
Mung dal*
Navy beans
Peas (dried)
Pinto beans
Soy milk
Soy sausages
Split peas
Tempeh
Tofu (hot)*

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VATA
PITTA
KAPHA
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
LEGUMES
Soy powder*
Tur dal
Split peas
White beans
Tempeh
Tofu
White beans
DAIRY
Cow's milk
(powdered)
Goat's milk
(powdered)
Yogurt (plain,
frozen or w/ fruit)
Most dairy is good!
Butter
Buttermilk
Butter
Cheese (hard)*
Cheese (soft)
Cottage cheese
Cow's milk
Ghee
Goat's cheese
Goat's milk
Ice cream*
Sour cream*
Yogurt (diluted
& spiced)*
Butter (salted)
Buttermilk
Cheese (hard)
Sour cream
Yogurt (plain,
Butter (unsalted)
Cheese (soft, not
aged, unsalted)
Cottage cheese
Cow's milk
frozen or w/fruit) Ghee
Goat's milk
Goat's cheese
(soft, unsalted)
Ice cream
Yogurt (freshly
made & diluted)*
Butter (salted)
Butter
(unsalted)**
Cheese (soft &
hard)
Cow's milk
Ice cream
Sour cream
Yogurt (plain,
frozen or w/fruit)
Buttermilk*
Cottage cheese
(from skimmed
goat's milk)
Ghee*
Goat's cheese
(unsalted & not
aged)*
Goat's milk, skim
Yogurt (diluted)
ANIMAL FOODS
Lamb
Beef
Beef
Pork
Buffalo
Chicken (dark)
Rabbit
Chicken (dark)
Duck
Venison
Chicken (white)*
Eggs (yolk)
Turkey (white)
Duck
Fish (sea)
Eggs
Lamb
Fish (freshwater
Pork
or sea)
Salmon
Salmon
Sardines
Buffalo
Chicken (white)
Eggs (albumen or
white only)
Fish (freshwater)
Rabbit
Shrimp*
Turkey (white)
Venison
Beef
Chicken (white)
Buffalo
Eggs
Chicken (dark)
Fish (freshwater)
Duck
Rabbit
Fish (sea)
Shrimp
Lamb
Turkey (white)
Pork
Venison
Salmon
Sardines
Sardines
Seafood
Seafood
Seafood
Tuna fish
Tuna fish
Shrimp
Turkey (dark)
Turkey (dark)
Tuna fish
Turkey (dark)
CONDIMENTS
Chocolate
Black pepper*
Chutney, mango
(sweet or spicy)
Chili peppers*
Coriander leaves*
Dulse
Gomasio
Hijiki
Kelp
Ketchup
Kombu
Lemon
Lime
Lime pickle
Mango pickle
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Pickles
Salt
Scallions
Seaweed
Soy sauce
Sprouts*
Tamari
Vinegar
Chili pepper
Chocolate
Chutney, mango
(spicy)
Gomasio
Horseradish
Kelp
Ketchup
Mustard
Lemon
Lime pickle
Mango pickle
Mayonnaise
Pickles
Salt (in excess)
Scallions
Soy sauce
Vinegar
Black pepper*
Chocolate
Black pepper
Horseradish
Chutney, mango
Chutney, mango
Chili Peppers
(sweet)
(sweet)
Chutney, mango
Coriander leaves
Gomasio
(spicy)
Dulse*
Kelp
Coriander leaves
Hijiki*
Ketchup**
Dulse*
Kombu*
Lime
Hijiki*
Lime*
Lime pickle
Horseradish
Sprouts
Mango pickle
Lemon*
Salt*
Mayonnaise
Mustard (without
Seaweed*
Pickles
vinegar)
Tamari*
Salt
Scallions
Soy sauce
Seaweed*
Tamari
Sprouts
Vinegar
NUTS
None
In moderation:
Almonds (with
Almonds (soaked
Almonds (soaked
Charole
Almonds Black
skin)
and peeled)
and peeled)**
walnuts
Black walnuts
Charole
Black walnuts
Brazil nuts
Brazil nuts
Coconut
Brazil nuts
Cashews
Cashews
Cashews
Charole
Filberts
Coconut

Copyright © 1994, 2008 The Ayurvedic Institute and Vasant Lad, MASc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpted from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing, Usha and Vasant Lad, 2 nd ed. Albuquerque: The Ayurvedic Press. Contact PO Box 23445, Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445, (505) 291-9698, www.ayurveda.com.

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PITTA
KAPHA
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
NUTS
Coconut
Hazelnuts
Filberts
Filberts
Macadamia nuts
Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts
Peanuts
Macadamia nuts
Macadamia nuts
Pecans
Peanuts
Peanuts
Pine nuts
Pecans
Pecans
Pistachios
Pine nuts
Pine nuts
Walnuts
Pistachios
Pistachios
Walnuts
Walnuts
SEEDS
Popcorn
Chia
Chia
Halva
Psyllium**
Flax
Sesame
Psyllium**
Halva
Tahini
Sesame
Pumpkin
Tahini
Sesame
Sunflower
Chia
Flax*
Popcorn (no salt,
no butter)
Pumpkin*
Sunflower*
Tahini
Flax
Halva
Popcorn (no salt,
buttered)
Psyllium
Pumpkin*
Sunflower
OILS
Flax seed
For internal &
external use:
Almond
For internal &
Avocado
Apricot
external use:
Apricot
(most suitable at top
of list)
Corn
Coconut
For internal &
external use in
small amounts:
Safflower
(most suitable at
top of list)
Flax seed**
Sesame
Ghee
Olive
Most other oils
Sesame
Sunflower
Olive
(Most suitable at
top of list)
Ghee
Primrose
Corn
Canola
Safflower
Canola
Olive
Sesame (internal)
Sesame (external)
Soy
Soy
Sunflower
External use only:
Flax seed
Walnut
Ghee
Coconut
Primrose
Almond
Avocado
Walnut
External use only:
Avocado
Coconut
BEVERAGES
Alcohol (hard;
red wine)
Apple juice
Black tea
Caffeinated
beverages
Carbonated drinks
Chocolate milk
Coffee
Cold dairy drinks
Cranberry juice
Iced tea
Icy cold drinks
Pear juice
Alcohol (beer;
white wine)*
Almond milk
Aloe vera juice
Apple cider
Apricot juice
Berry juice (except
for cranberry)
Carob*
Carrot juice
Chai (hot
spiced milk)
Cherry juice
Grain "coffee"
Pomegranate juice Grape juice
Prune juice**
Soy milk (cold)
Tomato juice**
V-8 Juice
Grapefruit juice
Lemonade
Mango juice
Miso broth
Orange juice
Papaya juice
Peach nectar
Pineapple juice
Rice milk
Sour juices
Soy milk (hot &
well-spiced)*
Vegetable bouillon
Alcohol (hard;
red & sweet
wine)
Apple cider
Berry juice (sour)
Caffeinated
beverages
Carbonated
drinks
Carrot juice
Cherry juice
(sour)
Chocolate milk
Coffee
Cranberry juice
Grapefruit juice
Iced tea
Icy cold drinks
Lemonade
Papaya juice
Pineapple juice
Tomato juice
V-8 juice
Sour juices
Alcohol (beer;
dry white wine)*
Almond milk
Aloe vera juice
Apple juice
Apricot juice
Berry juice (sweet)
Black tea*
Carob
Chai (hot, spiced
milk)*
Cherry juice
(sweet)
Cool dairy drinks
Grain "coffee"
Grape juice
Mango juice
Miso broth*
Mixed veg. juice
Orange juice*
Peach nectar
Pear juice
Alcohol (hard;
beer; sweet
wine)
Almond milk
Caffeinated
beverages**
Carbonated
drinks
Cherry juice
(sour)
Chocolate milk
Coffee
Cold dairy drinks
Grapefruit juice
Iced tea
Icy cold drinks
Lemonade
Miso broth
Orange Juice
Papaya juice
Rice milk
Sour juices
Pomegranate juice Soy milk (cold)
Prune juice
Tomato juice
Rice milk
V-8 Juice
Soy milk
Alcohol (dry wine,
red or white)*
Aloe vera juice
Apple cider
Apple juice*
Apricot juice
Berry juice
Black tea (spiced)
Carob
Carrot juice
Chai (hot, spiced
milk)*
Cherry juice
(sweet)
Cranberry juice
Grain "coffee"
Grape juice
Mango juice
Peach nectar
Pear juice
Pineapple juice*
Pomegranate
juice
Prune juice
Soy milk (hot &
well-spiced)
Vegetable bouillon
HERBAL TEAS
Alfalfa**
Ajwan
Ajwan
Alfalfa
Licorice**
Alfalfa
Barley**
Bancha
Basil**
Bancha
Marshmallow
Bancha
Basil**
Catnip*
Clove
Barley
Red Zinger
Barley
Blackberry
Chamomile
Eucalyptus
Blackberry
Rosehip**
Blackberry
Borage**
Chicory*
Fenugreek
Borage
Burdock

Copyright © 1994, 2008 The Ayurvedic Institute and Vasant Lad, MASc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpted from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing, Usha and Vasant Lad, 2 nd ed. Albuquerque: The Ayurvedic Press. Contact PO Box 23445, Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445, (505) 291-9698, www.ayurveda.com.

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VATA
PITTA
KAPHA
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
HERBAL TEAS
Burdock
Chrysanthemum*
Ginger (dry)
Burdock
Chamomile
Cinnamon**
Clove
Ginseng
Catnip
Chicory
Cornsilk
Comfrey
Hawthorne
Chamomile
Cinnamon
Dandelion
Elder Flower
Juniper berry
Chicory
Clove
Ginseng
Eucalyptus
Mormon tea
Comfrey
Comfrey*
Hibiscus
Fennel
Pennyroyal
Dandelion
Dandelion
Hops**
Fenugreek
Red Zinger
Fennel
Fennel*
Jasmine**
Ginger (fresh)
Rosehip**
Ginger (fresh)
Fenugreek
Lemon balm**
Hawthorne
Sage
Hibiscus
Ginger
Mormon tea
Juniper berry
Sassafras
Hops
Ginseng*
Nettle**
Kukicha*
Yerba Mate
Jasmine
Hibiscus
Passion flower**
Lavender
Kukicha
Jasmine
Red clover**
Lemon grass
Lavender
Juniper berry
Red Zinger**
Licorice
Lemon balm
Kukicha
Violet**
Marshmallow
Lemon grass
Lavender
Yarrow
Oat straw
Licorice
Lemon balm
Yerba Mate**
Orange peel
Marshmallow
Lemon grass
Pennyroyal
Nettle
Mormon tea
Peppermint
Oat Straw
Nettle
Raspberry*
Passion flower
Passion flower
Rosehips
Peppermint
Peppermint
Saffron
Raspberry
Raspberry
Sage
Red clover
Red clover
Sarsaparilla
Sarsaparilla
Sarsaparilla*
Sassafras
Spearmint
Sassafras
Spearmint
Strawberry
Spearmint
Strawberry*
Violet
Strawberry
Wintergreen*
Wintergreen
Wintergreen
Yarrow
Yarrow
Yerba Mate
SPICES
All spices are good
Ajwan
Basil (fresh)
Salt
All spices are good
Ajwan
Allspice
Black pepper*
Ajwan
Allspice
Almond extract
Caraway*
Allspice
Almond extract
Anise
Cardamom*
Almond extract
Anise
Asafoetida (hing)
Cinnamon
Anise
Asafoetida (hing)
Basil (dry)
Coriander
Asafoetida (hing)
Basil
Bay leaf
Cumin
Basil
Bay leaf
Cayenne
Dill
Bay leaf
Black pepper
Cloves
Fennel
Black pepper
Caraway
Fenugreek
Ginger (fresh)
Caraway
Cardamom
Garlic
Mint
Cardamom
Cayenne*
Ginger (dry)
Neem leaves*
Cayenne
Cinnamon
Mace
Orange peel*
Cinnamon
Cloves
Marjoram
Parsley*
Cloves
Coriander
Mustard seeds
Peppermint
Coriander
Cumin
Nutmeg
Saffron
Cumin
Dill
Oregano
Spearmint
Dill
Fennel
Paprika
Tarragon*
Fennel*
Fenugreek*
Pippali
Turmeric
Fenugreek
Garlic
Poppy seeds
Vanilla*
Garlic
Ginger
Rosemary
Wintergreen
Ginger
Marjoram
Sage
Marjoram
Mint
Salt
Mint
Mustard seeds
Savory
Mustard seeds
Nutmeg
Star anise
Neem leaves
Orange peel
Thyme
Nutmeg
Oregano
Orange peel
Paprika
Oregano
Parsley
Paprika
Peppermint
Parsley
Pippali
Peppermint
Poppy seeds
Pippali
Rosemary
Poppy seeds
Saffron
Rosemary
Salt
Saffron
Savory
Savory
Spearmint
Spearmint
Star anise
Star Anise

Copyright © 1994, 2008 The Ayurvedic Institute and Vasant Lad, MASc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpted from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing, Usha and Vasant Lad, 2 nd ed. Albuquerque: The Ayurvedic Press. Contact PO Box 23445, Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445, (505) 291-9698, www.ayurveda.com.

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VATA
PITTA
KAPHA
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
AVOID
FAVOR
SPICES
Tarragon
Tarragon
Thyme
Thyme
Turmeric
Turmeric
Vanilla
Vanilla*
Wintergreen
Wintergreen
SWEETENERS
Maple syrup**
White sugar
Barley malt
Fructose
Fruit juice
concentrates
Honey
Jaggary
Molasses
Rice syrup
Dried or fresh sugar
cane juice
Turbinado
White sugar**
Honey**
Jaggary
Molasses
Barley malt
Fructose
Fruit juice
concentrates
Maple syrup
Rice syrup
Dried or fresh
sugar cane juice
Turbinado
Barley Malt
Fructose
Jaggary
Maple syrup
Molasses
Rice syrup
Dried or fresh
sugar cane juice
Turbinado
White sugar
Fruit juice
concentrates
Honey (raw & not
processed)
FOOD
Barley green
Aloe vera juice*
Bee pollen
Amino acids
Amino acids
Aloe vera juice
Barley green
Brewer's yeast
Minerals:
SUPPLEMENTS
Brewer's yeast
Bee pollen**
potassium
Royal jelly**
Vitamins: K
Vitamins: A, B1,
Aloe vera juice
Amino acids
Barley green
Bee pollen
Minerals: calcium,
Minerals:
Minerals: calcium,
B2, B12, D, and E Brewer's yeast
copper, iron,
copper,
magnesium, zinc
magnesium, zinc
iron
Minerals: copper,
Spirolina
calcium, iron,
Royal jelly
Spirolina
Blue-green algae
Vitamins: B2,
B6, C, E, P
(bioflavonoids),
and Folic Acid
Blue-green algae
magnesium, zinc
Vitamins: A, B1,
B12, D and K
Royal jelly
Spirolina
Vitamins: A, B1,
B2, B6, B12, C, D,
E, P (bioflavonoids)
and Folic Acid
Blue-green algae
Vitamins: B6, C, P
(bioflavonoids),
and Folic Acid

Copyright © 1994, 2008 The Ayurvedic Institute and Vasant Lad, MASc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpted from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing, Usha and Vasant Lad, 2 nd ed. Albuquerque: The Ayurvedic Press. Contact PO Box 23445, Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445, (505) 291-9698, www.ayurveda.com.

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