Salicylate Content of Common Foods

This is a list which outlines the Salicylate content of common foods on the scale of Negligible, Low, Moderate, High and    Very High Content.

       FRUIT

      Negligible

      Pear (peeled), Cavendish, banana

      Low

       Pawpaw, golden delicious apples, pomegranate

      Moderate

      Pear (with peel), loquat, custard apple, red delicious apple, persimmon, lemon, fig, rhubarb, mango, tamarillo

      High

     Passionfruit, mulberry, tangelo, grapefruit, avocado, peach, mandarin, Granny Smith apple, nectarine, watermelon, lychee, kiwi fruit, Jonathan apple

      Very High

      Grape, sultanas, raisin, currant, plum, prune, guava, redcurrant, cherry, blackcurrant, raspberry, loganberry, youngberry, blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry, apricot, strawberry, cranberry,

      rockmelon, orange, pineapple, date

     VEGETABLES

      Negligible

      Potato (peeled), lettuce, celery, cabbage, bamboo shoots, swede, dried beans, dried peas, red lentils, brown lentils

      Low

      Green beans, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mung bean sprouts, green peas, leeks, shallots, chives, choko

      Moderate

      Broccoli, sweet potato, onion, parsnip, mushroom, carrot, beetroot, marrow, spinach, cauliflower, turnip, pumpkin, asparagus, sweet corn

      High

      Eggplant, watercress, cucumber, broad bean, alfalfa sprouts

     Very High

     Tomato, gherkin, endive, champignon, radish, olive, capsicum, zucchini, chicory, chilli

     NUTS AND SEEDS

      Negligible

       Poppy seed

       Low

       Cashews

       Very High

        Almond, water chestnut

       SWEETS

       Negligible

       White sugar, maple syrup, cocoa, carob

        Low

       Golden syrup, caramel

        Moderate

         Molasses

        Very High

        Liquorice, mints, honey

        HERBS AND SPICES

        Low

        Vanilla, garlic, parsley, saffron, malt vinegar, soy sauce, tandoori

        High

        Cinnamon, cardamom, black and white pepper, pimiento, ginger, allspice, clove, nutmeg, caraway, white vinegar, bay leaf

        Very High

         Cayenne, aniseed, sage, mace, curry, paprika, thyme, dill, turmeric,  Worcester sauce, Vegemite, Marmite, Promite, rosemary, oregano, garam masala, mixed herbs

        cumin, tarragon, mustard, five spice, mint

       DRINKS

       Negligible

       Coffee – Andronicus instant, Pablo instant, decaffeinated

       Other – Aktavite, Milo, Ovaltine

      Alcohol – gin, whiskey, vodka

      Low

     Coffee – Harris instant, Bushells Instant, Bushells Turkish, Robert Timms instant

      Tea – Chamomile

      Cereal coffee – Dandelion, Ecco, Bambu

      Moderate

       Coffee – Harris mocha, International Roast instant, Nescafe instant

       Tea – decaffeinated, fruit, rosehip

       Cereal Coffee – Reform

        Other – rosehip syrup, fruit juice, Coca cola

       Alcohol – cider, beer, sherry, brandy

       Very High

        Tea – all brands, peppermint

        Cereal coffee – Nature’s Cuppa

        Alcohol – wine, liqueurs, port,rum.