• Deborah Imani

What are hybrid foods!

Updated: Feb 3, 2018

Hybrid fruits Hybrid vegetables and nuts

Bananas Potatoes

Seedless melons Beets

Seedless apples Carrots

Medjool dates Corn

Seedless persimmons Most legumes

Seedless grapes Rice

Seedless pineapples Cashews


Seedless citrus fruit

This makes me so sad because I like most of the foods listed above. So, what exactly are hybrid foods? According to Merriam Webster, a hybrid is an offspring of two animals or plants of different races , breeds, varieties or species. In a nut shell, hybrid foods are not naturally grown, they are a mixture of different foods that must be nurtured by humans to sustain life. Hybrid foods are known to be starchy and high in sugar and can attack the body due to the lack of minerals. These foods are foreign to the body and can add stress to vital organs especially the liver.

While attending the "Living Foods Institute", it was advised that we stay away from such foods because it could hinder the healing process. We were instructed that if we had to consume hybrids, to eat them more in their raw state mixed with naturally grown foods such as greens to decrease the affects on the blood sugar.

According to Dr. Sebi, a pathologist, herbalist, biochemist, and naturalist, the following foods are the only foods to be consumed for healing because they foods are naturally grown, electric and alive. These foods by nature are alkaline and not acidic like hybrids.

  • Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of Spinach

  • Avocado

  • Bell Peppers

  • Chayote (Mexican Squash)

  • Cucumber

  • Dandelion greens

  • Garbanzo beans

  • Green banana

  • Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf – grows naturally in California

  • Kale

  • Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)

  • Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)

  • Nopales – Mexican Cactus

  • Okra

  • Olives

  • Onions

  • Poke salad – greens

  • Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)

  • Squash

  • Tomato – cherry and plum only

  • Tomatillo

  • Turnip greens

  • Zucchini

  • Watercress

  • Purslane (Verdolaga)


Dr. Sebi says, “No canned or seedless fruits.”

  • Apples

  • Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)

  • Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries

  • Cantaloupe

  • Cherries

  • Currants

  • Dates

  • Figs

  • Grapes- seeded

  • Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)

  • Mango

  • Melons- seeded

  • Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find)

  • Papayas

  • Peaches

  • Pear

  • Plums

  • Prickly Pear (Cactus Fruit)

  • Prunes

  • Raisins –seeded

  • Soft Jelly Coconuts

  • Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets)

  • Tamarind


  • Amaranth

  • Fonio

  • Kamut

  • Quinoa

  • Rye

  • Spelt

  • Teff

  • Wild Rice

Natural Herbal Teas

  • Allspice

  • Anise

  • Burdock

  • Chamomile

  • Elderberry

  • Fennel

  • Ginger

  • Raspberry

  • Tila

Spices and Seasonings

Mild Flavors

  • Basil

  • Bay leaf

  • Cloves

  • Dill

  • Oregano

  • Parsley

  • Savory

  • Sweet Basil

  • Tarragon

  • Thyme

Pungent and Spicy Flavors

  • Achiote

  • Cayenne/ African Bird Pepper

  • Coriander (Cilantro)

  • Onion Powder

  • Habanero

  • Sage

Salty Flavors

  • Pure Sea Salt

  • Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)

Sweet Flavors

  • 100% Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus)

  • Date Sugar

Nuts and Seeds – (includes Nut and Seed Butters)

  • Hemp Seed

  • Raw Sesame Seeds

  • Raw Sesame Tahini Butter

  • Walnuts

  • Brazil Nuts


  • Olive Oil (Do not cook)

  • Coconut Oil (Do not cook)

  • Grapeseed Oil

  • Sesame Oil

  • Hempseed Oil

  • Avocado Oil