Seasonings, Condiments, Sauces & Toppings

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


SEASONINGS, CONDIMENTS, SAUCES & TOPPINGS

Negligible Low Moderate High Very High
Golden Syrup

Malt Vinegar

Maple Syrup (pure)

Salt

Apple Butter (only if homemade from acceptable varieties of apples)

Chives

Fennel – dried

Garlic

Parsley (except Chinese parsley also known as coriander)

Saffron

Shallots

Soy Sauce (if free of spices)

Fresh Coriander Leaves (also known as Chinese parsley)

Horseradish

Mayonnaise

All Spice

Bay leaf

Caraway

Cardamom

Cinnamon

Cloves

Coriander

Ginger

Mixed herbs

Mustard

Pimiento

Aniseed

Basil

Black pepper

Cayenne

Celery powder

Chili flakes

Chili Powder

Cider Vinegar

Commercial Gravies & Sauces

Cumin

Curry

Dill

Fenugreek

Fish, meat, and tomato pastes

Garam masala

Ginger

Honey

Jam/Jelly (all commercial varieties – you can make your own from acceptable ingredients)

Liquorices

Mace

Marmite

Mint

Mustard

Nutmeg

Oregano

Paprika

Peppermint

Rosemary

Sage

Tabasco

Tarragon

Thyme

Turmeric

Vegemite and other Yeast Extracts****

White pepper

White Vinegar

Wine Vinegar

Worcester Sauce

**** Yeast extracts are high but they are different from the yeast used in baking. Baking Yeast is generally ok.