The pH of Food

The following is a list of common foods with an approximate, relative potential of alkalinity (+) or acidity (-), as present in one ounce of food. To maintain a balanced pH in your blood and tissues, your diet should consist of at least 70 to 80 percent alkaline forming foods (minimum of 40 percent should be raw foods), and no more than 20 - 30 percent acid forming foods.

Vegetable and
Low-Sugar Fruits

Asparagus +1.1
Artichokes +1.3
Lettuce +2.2
Onion +3.0
Cauliflower +3.1
White radish +3.1
Rutabaga +3.1
Green cabbage +4.0
Savoy cabbage +4.5
Peas, fresh +5.0
Kohlrabi +5.1
Zucchini +5.7
Red cabbage +6.3
Rhubarb stalks +6.3
Horseradish +6.8
Leeks (bulbs) +7.2
Watercress +7.7
Turnip +8.0
Lime +8.2
Chives +8.3
Carrot +9.5
Lemon +9.9
Green beans +11.2
Fresh red beet +11.3
Spinach +13.1
Garlic +13.2
Celery +13.3
Tomato +13.6
Endive, fresh +14.5
Avocado +15.6
Red radish +16.7
Cayenne pepper +18.8
Barley grass +28.7
Soy sprouts +29.5
Cucumber, fresh +31.5
Grains and Legumes
Nonstored

Brown rice -12.5
Wheat -10.1
Corn -9.6
Buckwheat groats -0.5
Millet -0.5
Spelt -0.5
Lentils +0.6
Soy flour +2.5
Tofu +3.2
Lima beans +12.0
Soybeans, fresh +12.0
White beans (navy) +12.1
Water
Distilled water (Neutral)
Fresh coconut water +9.4
Nuts and Seeds
Pistachios -16.6
Peanuts -12.8
Cashews -9.3
Walnuts -8.0
Pumpkin seeds -5.6
Macadamia nuts -3.2
Hazelnuts -2.0
Flax seeds -1.3
Brazil nuts -0.5
Sesame seeds +0.5
Fennel seeds +1.3
Caraway seeds +2.3
Almond +3.6
Fats (Fresh
Cold-Pressed
Oils)

Sunflower oil -6.7
Coconut milk -1.5
Olive oil +1.0
Flax seed oil +3.5
Fruits
Pineapple -12.6
Mandarin orange -11.5
Banana, ripe -10.1
Pear -9.9
Peach -9.7
Apricot -9.5
Papaya -9.4
Orange -9.2
Mango -8.7
Tangerine -8.5
Currant -8.2
Gooseberry, ripe -7.7
Grape, ripe -7.6
Cranberry -7.0
Strawberry -5.4
Blueberry -5.3
Raspberry -5.1
Plum -4.9
Date -4.7
Cherry, sweet -3.6
Cantaloupe -2.5
Grapefruit -1.7
Watermelon -1.0
Coconut, fresh +0.5
Cherry, sour +3.5
Banana, unripe +4.8
Meat, Poultry
and Fish

Pork -38.0
Veal -35.0
Beef -34.5
Ocean fish -20.0
Chicken -18.0
Eggs -18.0
Freshwater fish -11.8
Oysters -5.0
Liver -3.0
Milk and
Milk Products

Hard cheese -18.1
Cream -3.9
Homogenized milk -1.0
Buttermilk +1.3
Bread and Biscuits
White bread -10.0
Whole-grain bread -4.5
Rye bread -2.5
Fats
Margarine -7.6
Corn oil -6.5
Butter -3.9
Ghee -1.6
Sweets
Artificial
sweeteners -26.5
White sugar -17.6
Molasses -14.6
Fructose -9.5
Turbinado sugar -9.5
Honey -7.6
Condiments
Vinegar -39.4
Soy sauce -36.2
Mustard -19.2
Mayonnaise -12.5
Ketchup -12.4
Beverages
Liquor -28.6 to -38.7
Fruit juice sweetened
with white sugar -33.4
Tea (black) -27.1
Beer -26.8
Coffee -25.1
Wine -16.4
Fruit juice, natural -8.7

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