Energetic Properties of Food Chart

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Latest Edit: Hector 2012-03-28 (EDT)

The following chart looks at the energetic properties of food which is based on traditional chinese medicine.

Category Hot Warm Neutral Cool Cold
Vegetables capers, cilantro, kale, leeks, mustard greens, onions, parsnip, pepper, green onion, squash, sweet potato, watercress alfalfa sprouts, beets, cabbage, carrot, kohlrabi, olive, potato, pumpkin, shitake mushroom, green beans, turnip, yam artichoke, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, zucchini, cucumber, lettuce, mushroom, radish, spinach, swiss chard asparagus, bamboo, dandelion, mung bean sprout, plantain, seaweed, tomato, water chestnut
Herbs cayenne, chillies, cinnamon, garlic, ginger (dry), horseradish, mustard, pepper most herbs coriander, licorice, saffron, royal jelly, shitake mushroom marjoram, mint, nettle, tamarind, salt kelp
Fruits blackberry, cherry, date, lychee, peach, quince apricot, crab apple, fig, grape, papaya, pineapple, plum, pomegranate, raspberry apple, avocado, black currant, blueberry, orange, pear, strawberry, tangerine banana,Cranberry, grapefruit, lemon, lime, mango, melon, persimmon, rhubarb, watermelon
Grains oats, quinoa, sorghum, spelt, sweet rice corn, flax, rice, rye barley, buckwheat, job's tears, wheat, wild rice millet, wheat germ
Dairy butter, goat milk most dairy, eggs, cheese yoghurt
Beans black bean, lentil most beans lima bean, mung bean, soybeans, tofu
Seeds chestnut, coconut, pine nut, walnut most nuts & seeds
Fish & Meats trout, lamb most fish & meats most fish & meats frog, rabbit clam, crab, octopus
Others brown sugar, miso, molasses, rice syrup, soy oil, vinegar honey, olive oil, peanut oil, white sugar, vinegar sesame oil, soy sauce salt
Cooking Method baking, barbequing, frying, roasting boiling, steaming boiling, steaming raw