Energy Properties of Foods

This Table is also available in the hardcopy books “The Total Life Energy Plan” Volume 1.

Food Flavor Energy Level Organ
  Spicy Sweet Sour Bitter Salty hot Warm Neutral Cool Cold Kidney Spleen Heart Lung Liver
abalone x x x x
adzuki bean x x x x
aloe vera x x x x x
almond x x x
apple x x x x x
apricot x x x x x
asparagus x x x x
avocado
bamboo shoot x x
banana x x x x
barley x x x x
basil x x x x
bean curd, tofu x x x x
beef x x x
beer x x x
beet x x
bitter melon x x x x
black fungus x x x x x x x
black sesame seed x x x x x x
bok choy, Napa cabbage x x x x
broad bean x x x
broccoli x x x
brown sugar x x x x
buckwheat x x x
buffalo meat x x x
butter x x
cabbage x x x x
carp (common) x x x x
cantaloupe x x x x
carp (gold) x x x
carp (grass) x x x
carrot x x x x x
catfish x
cauliflower x x x
celery x x x x x
cherry x x x x
chestnut x x x x x
chicken x x x
chicken egg x x
chicken egg white x x x x
chicken egg yolk x x x x x
chive x x x x x x
Chinese pearl barley x x x x
Chinese yam x x x x x
chrysanthemum x x x x x
cilantro x x x x
cinnamon bark x x x x x x x
cinnamon twig x x x x x x x
clam x x
clove x x x x
coconut meat x x x x
coconut water x x
coffee bean x x x x
Coriander x x x x
corn x x x x
corn silk x x x x
crab x x x x
cucumber x x x x
cumin x x
daikon x x x x x
duck x x x x x
duck egg x x x
eel x x x x x
eggplant x x x x
fennel x x x x
fig x x x x
flaxseed x x x x
frog x x x x x
garlic x x x x
gin
ginger, dried x x x x
ginger, fresh x x x x
ginger, skin x x x x
gluten x x
gourd x x x x
grape x x x x x x
grapefruit x x x x x
green bean x x x
green pepper
honey x x x x
honeydew x x x x
hot pepper x x x x
Jellyfish x x x x
jujube, Chinese date (red and black) x x x
kelp x x x
kidney bean x x
kidney, beef x x x x
kidney, pork x x x
kidney, sheep x x x
kiwi fruit x x x x x x
lamb x x x x
leek x x x x
lemon / lime x x x x x x
lettuce x x x x
litchi x x x x x
liver, beef x x x
liver, chicken x x x x
liver, pork x x x x
liver, sheep x x x x
lobster x x x x x
longan x x x x
lotus root x x x x x
lotus seed x x x x x
lotus plumule x x x x x
malt x x+ x
maltose x x x x
mandarin orange x x x x x
mango x x x x x
milk, cows x x x x x
milk, human x x x x x
milk, goat x x x x x
millet x x x x x
mint x x x x
mulberry x x x x x x
mung bean x x x x
mushroom x x x x
mushroom, Hericium x x x
Mushroom, shiitake x x x
mustard green x x x x x x
mussel x x x x
nutmeg x x x x
oat x x x x x
octopus x x x x x
oil, coconut
oil, olive
oil, peanut x x x x
oil, sesame x x x
oil, soybean x x x x
olive x x x x x x
onion x x x
orange x x x x x x
orange peel x x x x x
oregano x x
oyster x x x x x x
papaya x x x x
pea x x x
peach x x x x x x
peanut x x x x
peanut skin x x x- x x x x
pear x x- x x x
pepper, black and white x x x x
peppermint x x x x
Persimmon x x x x x
pineapple x x x x-
pine nut x x x
plum x x x x x
pomegranate x x x
pork x x x x x x
potato x x x
pumpkin x x x x x
radish x x x x x
raspberry x x x x
red bean x x x x
red wine / white wine x
rice, black x x x x x x
rice, brown x x x x
rice, glutinous, sweet x x x x
rice, polished x x x
rosemary x x x
salmon x x x
salt x x x
scallion green x x x
scallion white x x x x
scallop x x x x x
sea cucumber x x x x
seaweed x x x x x
sesame x
shrimp x x x x x x
snail x x x x x x
soy sauce x x
soybean (black) x x x x x
soybean (yellow) x x x x x
spearmint x x x
spinach x x x x x x
squid x x x x x
star anise x x x x x x
star fruit x x x x x
strawberry x x x x x
sugar cane x x x x
sunflower seed x x x
tangerine x x x x x x
taro x x x
tea, black x x
tea, green x
thyme x x
tilapia
tobacco x x
tofu x x x x
tomato x x x x x
trout x
tuna
turkey
turmeric x x x x x
vinegar x x x x x
walnut x x x x
water chestnut x x x
watercress x x x x x
watermelon x x x x
wheat x x x x x
wheat bran x x x
winter squash x x x
white fungus x x- x x x
white sugar x x x
wine x x x x x x x
wolfberry x x x x x
yam x x x x
yogurt x x x
zucchini

Note:                              

  • The data are from Chinese Medical history. Adjust the energy levels to your local climate conditions.
  • Eat mostly local in-season foods, adjusted by your health conditions.
  • Lotus root changes from cold to warm after cooking.