Oxalate content of foods

LOW OXALATE DIET

Why to control oxalates in food?

People suffering from a tendency to develop calcium-oxalate kidney stones should avoid eating high oxalate food.

An oxalate diet needs to limit the ingest of oxalates to 40 o 50 mg a day.

High content oxalate food contains more than 10 mg of oxalate per serving. Moderate oxalate food has from 2 to 10 mg per serving. Low oxalate content food has less than 2 mg per serving.

Low oxalate diet

For a low oxalate diet high content oxalate food should be avoided. Moderate oxalate foods and drinks should be limited to a maximum of two o three servings per day, whereas low oxalate food and drink is not restricted at all in this type of diet.

However, there are some foods or drinks included in the low content or moderate content that can cause irritation to some people, because of their acidity, such as coffle or citrus. In this case, we should take them cautiously, till we get used to them.

The following chart shows a classification of many different foods according to their oxalate content.

Oxalate content of food

Chart of oxalates in food
Low content
Moderate content
High content
Drinks Drinks Drinks
Apple juice

Apricot nectar

Barley water

Buttermilk

Cherry juice

Cider

Coke

Cola

grapefruit juice

Grapefruit juice

Green tea

Lemon juice

Lemonade

Lime juice

milk

Orange soda

Pepsi

Pineapple juice

Root Beer

Water

Wine

Beer (stout/draft)

Brewed coffee

Carrot juice

Coffee

Cranberry juice

Grape juice

Green tea

Guinness draft beer

Mate tea

Orange juice

Orangeade

Rose hip tea

Tomato juice

Twinings black currant tea

Beer – (lager/ draft)

Black tea

Blackberry juice

Blueberry juice

Chocolate milk

Cocoa

Currant juice

Dewberry juice

Gooseberry juice

Grape juice

hot chocolate

Indian tea

Instant coffee

Lemon peel

Lime peel

Orange peel

Raspberry juice

Soy drinks

Strawberry juice

Tangerine juice

Fruits Fruits Fruits
Avocado

Bananas

Canned peaches

Canned pears

Cantaloupe

Casaba

Cherries

Golden raisins

Grapefruit

Grapes (Green)

Huckleberries

Kumquat

Lemons

Orange juice

Litchi

Mangoes

Melons

Nectarines

Papaya

Passion fruit

Raisins (¼ cup)

Watermelon

Apples

Applesauce

Apricots

Black currants

Coconut

Cranberries

Grapefruit

Grapes

Green plums

Mandarin orange

Lemon peel

Oranges

Peaches

Pears

Orange peel

Pineapples

Plums (purple and Damson)

Prunes

Red raspberries

Sour cherries

Blackberries

Blueberries

Carambola

Dewberries

Dewberries

Elderberries

Figs

Fruit cocktail

Gooseberries

Grapes (Concord grapes)

kiwis

Lime peel

Raspberries (Black)

Redcurrants

Rhubarb

Strawberries

Tamarillo

Tangerines

Dairy products Dairy products Dairy products
Butter

Buttermilk

Cheese

Fruit yogurts

Milk

Natural whole yogurt

Nonfat yogurt

None chocolate milk

soy cheese

soy milk

soy yogurt

Legumes, seeds and nuts Legumes, seeds and nuts Legumes, seeds and nuts
Coconut

Lentils

Water chestnuts

Lima beans

Dried peas

Chick peas

Beans

Garbanzo beans

Nuts

Almonds

Walnuts

Peanut butter

Peanuts

Pecans

Sesame seeds

Soya beans

Soya milk

Sunflower seeds

Tofu

Vegetables Vegetables Vegetables
Alfalfa sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Chives

Cucumbers

Endive

Green peas

Kohlrabi

Lettuce (iceberg)

Mung bean sprouts

Pepper (red)

Squash

Turnips (roots)

Artichokes

Asparagus

Broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Canned peas

Carrots (boiled)

Corn

Cucumber (1 medium)

Fennel

Parsley

Garlic

Eggplant

Kohlrabi

Lettuce (Boston/iceberg (1 cup)

Lima beans

Mushrooms

Mustard greens

Onions

Peppers, green (½ medium)

Peeled potatoes (white, russet)

Potato chips (Less than 100 g)

Potato salad (¼ cup)

Radishes

Snow peas

tomatoes

Tomato (sauce – canned (¼ cup-)

Tomato (fresh)

Tomato soup

Turnips

Vegetable soup

watercress

beans (baked, green,kidney, dry)

Beet greens

Beet root

Beets

Carrots (raw, steamed)

Celery

Chicory

Collards

Dandelion greens

Escarole

Kale

Leeks

Nopales

Okra

Olives

Parsnips

Peppers (green and chili)

Pokeweed

Popcorn

Unpeeled Potatoes

Potato chips (More than 100 g)

(baked, fried or boiled)

Purslane

Rhubarb

Rutabagas

Sorrel

Spinach

Sweet potato

Swiss chard

Tomato sauce (canned)

Turnip

Grains Grains Grains

Cereals (corn or rice)

Cheerios

Chicken noodle soup

Cornflakes

Cornstarch (1 tbsp)

Egg noodles

English muffin

Macaroni

Pasta (plain)

Rice (white/wild)

Rye bread

Bagel

Barley

Bread (white)

Corn

Corn tortilla

Cornbread

Cornmeal

Cornstarch

Oatmeal

Oatmeal (¼ cup)

Plain flour

Ravioli (without sauce)

Rice (brown)

Spaghetti

Wheat

Amaranth

Bread (whole wheat)

Buckwheat

Cereal (bran or high

Crispbread (rye or

fiber)

fruit cake

Graham crackers

Graham flour

Grits

Kamut

Popcorn (4 cups, popped)

Pretzels

Spelt

Stone ground flour

Wheat bran

wheat germ

wheat)

Whole wheat flour

Yellow Dock

Fats Fats Fats
Butter

Margarine

Mayonnaise

Salad dressing

Vegetable oils

None Sesame oil
Condiments Condiments Condiments
Basil (up to 1 tsp)

Chives

cinnamon

corn syrup

dill

honey

jelly from low

ketchup (1 Tbsp)

maple syrup

Mustard, Dijon (up 1 tbsp)

Nutmeg, dry (up 1 tsp)

Oregano (up 1 tsp)

oxalate fruits

peppermint

thyme

sage

Salt

sugar

Vanilla extract

vinegar

white pepper

Basil, fresh (1 tbsp)

Cinnamon (1 tsp)

Dill (1 tbsp)

Ginger (1 tsp)

Malt (1 tbsp)

Mustard (½ cup)

Nutmeg (1 tbsp)

Pepper (1 tsp)

black pepper (more than 1 tbsp)

Cinnamon (1½ tsps or more)

Ginger (1 tbsp)

Soy sauce

Meats Meats Meats
Bacon

Beef

Chicken

Corned beef, canned

Eggs

Fish (except sardines)

Ham

Hamburger

Lamb

Pork

Poultry

Shellfish

Turkey

Bacon (More than 9 slices)

Kidneys

Liver

Sardines

None
Other Other Other
Apple cider

Carob

Gelatin (unflavored)

Hard candy

Jell-O gelatin

lemon balm

lemon juice

lime juice

Vinegar

ginger

malt (up to 1 tbsp)

Chocolate

Cocoa (dry powder)

Ovaltine (powder)

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