Title: Low Salicylate Diet Sheet

Key words: foods to avoid, foods to eat freely

Date: May 2001

Category: Special diets

Type: Article

Author: Dr M Draper

Low Salicylate Diet Sheet

Salicylate Content of Specific FoodsVery High - Avoid Absolutely .Raisins, prunes. aniseed, cayenne, celery powder, cinnamon, curry powder, dill powder, chinese five spices, garum massala, mace, mixed dried herbs, mustard, oregano powder, paprika, rosemary powder, dried sage, tarragon powder, turmeric, powdered thyme, Worcester sauce.

High - Avoid

Apples (sharp Granny Smith), berries, citrus fruits, currant, dried fruits, figs, guava, grapes, kiwi, pineapple.

Broccoli, chicory, endive, gherkin, mushroom, peppers, radish, watercress.

Allspice, bayleaf, chilli, cloves, ginger, mint, nutmeg, black pepper, pickles

Almonds, pistachios, macadamia, pine nuts

Honey, liquorice, peppermint, chewing gum

Tea, rum, port, Tia Maria, Benedictine, Drambuie

Moderate - Eat Occasionally

Apricots, dates, lychees, peach, plum

Asparagus, avocado, cucumber, cauliflower, onion, tomato (tinned)

White pepper. Brazil nuts, walnuts. Cornflour

Drinks - Coffee (instant), rose hip tea, beer, cider, sherry, wine: red and white

Low - Eat Freely

Apples (not sharp), mango, passion fruit, pawpaw, pears (peeled), persimmon, rhubarb (NB - lower in riper fruit)

Chick peas, dried beans, french beans, bean sprouts, beret, cabbage, carrot, leek, lentils, lettuce, peas, potato, shallots, spinach, sprouts, swede, sweetcorn, tomato (fresh and juice), turnip

Coriander leaves, garlic, fresh parsley, saffro soy sauce, Tabasco sauce, Tandoori powder, vinegar, (malt)

Cashews, dried coconut, hazelnut, peanuts, pecans, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds

All cereals except cornflour

All meats, fish, shellfish, milk, cheese

Coca-cola, most herbal teas, tea (decaffeinated), brandy, gin, vodka, whisky