Vegetables

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


VEGETABLES

Negligible Low Moderate High Very High
Bamboo Shoots

Beans (dried – not borlotti)

Cabbage (green or white)

Celery

Green Split peas

Lentils (brown)

Lentils (red)

Lettuce (iceberg)

Peas (dried)

Potato (old/white and peeled)

Swede

Bean Sprouts

Borlotti beans

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage – red

Cauliflower

Chickpeas

Chives

Choko

Fresh Asparagus

Green Beans

Green Peas

Leek

Mung bean sprouts

Onion

Potato (white with peel)

Shallots

Yellow split peas

Asparagus – tinned

Aubergine – peeled

Beetroot

Black Olives

Canned Asparagus

Carrot

Fresh Tomato

Frozen Spinach

Lettuce (other than iceberg)

Marrow

Mushrooms

Parsnips

Potato (new and red Pontiac)

Pumpkin

Snow Peas

Sprout

Sweet corn

Turnip

Alfalfa sprouts

Artichoke

Aubergine with peel

Broad bean

Broccoli

Canned black olive

Cucumber

Cucumber

Eggplant

Fresh Spinach

Okra

Radish

Sweet Potato

Water chestnut

Watercress

Zucchini

Canned Green Olives

Capsicum

Champignon

Chicory

Chili peppers

Courgette

Endive

Gherkin

Hot pepper

Peppers

Radish

Tomato

Tomato Products

Water Chestnut