January 10, 2008 by Kitchen Table Medicine  
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PhotobucketThe following information is intended for those that have salicylate allergy or have been placed on a low salicylate diet by their physician…

Salicylates (mg/100 g)a <.10 mg/100 g

apple (yellow), banana, paw paw, pear w/o skin, plum (green), pomegranate

bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, blackeyed peas, brown beans, brussels sprouts, cabbage (green/red), celery, chives, garbanzo beans, leeks, lentils, lettuce, lima beans, mung beans, peas 9green/split), potato w/o peel, shallots, soy beans, summer squash (chayote), swede

arrowroot, barley, buckwheat, maize, millet, oats, rice (brown/white), rye, soy grits, wheat

cashews, poppyseeds

beef, cheese, chicken, egg, kidney, lamb, milk, oysters, pork, salmon, scallops, shrimp, tripe, tuna, yogurt

carob powder, cocoa powder, coffee powder (decaffeinated), gin, maple syrup, Ovaltine powder, parsley leaves, saffron, soy sauce, sugar, tandori powder, tea bag (camomile), vinegar (malt), vodka, whiskey

Salicylates .10 – .49 mg/100 g

apple (red), apple juice, apricot nectar, cherries (sour), custard apple, figs (fresh/cnd), grapes (light, seedless), grape juice (light), grapefruit juice, kiwi fruit, lemon, loquat, lychee, mango, nectarine, orange juice, passion fruit, peach nectar, pear with skin, persimmon, pineapple juice, plum (red), tamarillo, watermelon

asparagus, beet, carrot, cauliflower, corn (reg/creamed), eggplant w/o peel, green french beans, horseradish, mushrooms (fresh), onion, parsnip, pimentos, potato w/peel, pumpkin, rhubarb, spinach (frzn), squash (marrow), sweet potato (yellow), tomoto (fresh), tomato juice, turnip

brazil nuts, coconut (dried), hazelnuts, peanut butter, pecans, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts

Beer, brandy, caramels, cereal, coffee powder, cider (hard), cola soda, coriander leaves, garlic, molasses, olives (black), sherry (dry), syrup (corn), Tabasco sauce, tea bag (decaffeinated/fruit herbal/rose hip), wine (claret/rose/white), vermouth

Salicylates .50 – .99 mg/100 g

apple (cnd), apple (granny smith), avocado, cherries (sweet), figs (dried), grapes (red), grape juice (red), grapefruit, mandarin orange, mulberries, peach, tangelo

Alfalfa, broad beans, broccoli, chili peppers (green/yellow-green), cucumber w/o peel, eggplant w/peel, mushrooms (cnd), okra, spinach (fresh), squash, sweet potato (white), tomato (canned), watercress

Macadamia nuts, pine nuts, pistachios

coffee powderb, fennel powder, sherry (sweet), wine (cabernet/claret/riesling/sauvignon)

Salicylates 1.00-4.99 mg/100 g

apricot, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries (cnd), cranberries, cranberry sauce, currants (black/red), dates (fresh/dried), guave, grapes (sultana), loganberries, orange, pineapple, plum (dark red), raspberries (frzn), strawberries, youngberries

chicory, chili peppers (red), endive, mushrooms (cnd), peppers (sweet green), radishes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, zucchini

almonds, peanuts, water chestnuts

Bay leaves, basil, caraway, champagne, chili flakes, chili powder, ginger root, nutmeg, olives (green), pepper (white), peppermints,b pimento powder, port, rum tea bags/leaves (regular/herbal/peppermint)b, vanilla flavoring, vinegar (white)

Salicylates 5.00-10.00 mg/100 g

raisins, prunes (cnd), raspberries (fresh)

Allspice, cardamom, cloves, dill (fresh), licorice, liqueurs,b mint (fresh), paprika (sweet), pepper (black), pickles

Salicylates >10.00 mg/100 g

aniseed, canella powder, cayenne, celery powder, cinnamon, cumin, curry, dill powder, fenugreek powder, garam masala, honey,b mace, mustard powder, oregano, paprika (hot), rosemary, sage, tarragon, tumeric, thyme, worcestershire sauce

a Adapted from Swain AR, SP Dutton, AS Truswell: Salicylates in Foods. J Am Diet Assoc 85:950-960, 1985
b Salicylate ranges for these items (mg/100 g) are: coffee powder, .0-.96; honey, 2.5-11.24; liqueurs, .66-9.04; peppermints, .77-7.50; tea bags/leaves, 1.9-7.34.

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One Response to “Salicylates”

  1. Tersosity » Salicylate Lists on July 21st, 2008 5:24 am

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