Fruits

Food Guide

Welcome to the Salicylate Food Guide. This list has been composed out of many lists from a variety of sources and I hope that it will be a complete and helpful guide to you. However, you will notice that some foods are not on the list. If there is something missing from the list it is because it has not been tested for salicylates or there was not enough complete evidence suggesting which category it should go under. I recommend that you avoid items that are not on the list as they may contain salicylate, especially during the elimination diet. After doing the elimination diet you can try out foods not on the list to see if they cause a reaction for you, but I would recommend doing this with caution and under the supervision of a doctor/specialist as anaphylactic shock can occur from introducing too many salicylates into your system at once.

I hope this Food Guide is helpful to you. If you find yourself overwhelmed by how many things contain salicylates and how few things there are that have negligible/low amounts of salicylates check out our Recipe Page for helpful recipes made only from things in the negligible and low categories.

Fruits
Vegetables
Nuts & Seeds
Sweets
Seasonings, Condiments, Sauces & Toppings
Fats & Oils
Grains
Meat
Dairy & Soy Products
Baking Supplies
Commercial Snacks
Beverages
Alcohol


FRUITS

Negligible Low Moderate High Very High
Banana

Canned Pear****

Lime

Pear (ripe and peeled)

Apple – golden delicious

Nashi Pears

Papaya

Paw Paw

Tamarillo

Apple – red delicious

Canned or dried Fig

Canned pear****

Custard apple

Lemon

Loquat

Mango

Passion fruit

Pear (w/ peel)

Persimmon

Pomegranate

Rhubarb

Fresh Tomato

Apple – all other varieties

Canned Morello cherries

Cantaloupe

Grapefruit

Kiwi fruit

Lychee

Mandarin

Melons

Mulberry

Nectarine

Peach

Sugar banana

Watermelon

All dried Fruits

Apricot

Avocado

Blackberry

Blackcurrant

Blueberry

Boysenberry

Cherries – all other kinds

Cranberry

Currant

Date

Grape

Guava

Loganberry

Orange

Pineapple

Plum

Prune

Raisin

Raspberry

Redcurrant

Rock melon

Strawberry

Sultana

Tangelo

Tangerine

Tomato

Tomato Products

Youngberry

**** Canned Pear has negligible amounts of salicylate if it is in sugar syrup, but if it is in natural juices/syrups, it has a moderate amount of salicylate as these often contain some peel, which contains salicylates