Foods marked with * may cause irritation although they are not high in oxalate. It may be best to avoid these at first. If a food has been listed as both low and medium in different tests, it is listed only in the medium group. If a food has been listed as both medium and high in different tests, it is listed in the medium group and indicated by the notation “(?high)” as well as being listed in the high group. Foods with double question marks (i.e. ?Pumpkin?) have not been tested, but anecdotal evidence seems to imply oxalate content or irritation potential.

You may want to eat only low oxalate foods at first until your symptoms begin to improve. Then, you can add medium oxalate foods one at a time, eating a small amount three days in a row. If your pain does not increase, you may add that food to your diet as a medium oxalate food.

Eat only two servings a day from the medium group. All servings are 1/2 cup unless otherwise indicated. It is not a good idea to try to eliminate all oxalate from your diet because your body will just manufacture more. Moderate consumption is necessary. Of course, you must eliminate the high oxalate foods from your diet completely.

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BEVERAGES

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Barley water
Cider
Coke*
Coca-Cola*
Distilled alcohol*
Fruit juices (4 oz)
Apple
Grapefruit*
Lemon*
Lime*
Pineapple
Gingerale (Schwepp’s)
Kukicha twig tea
Lemonade or limeade
(made without peel)*
Milk
Orange soda (Minute Maid)*
Pepsi*
Pepsi-Cola*
Pineapple juice
Root beer (Borg’s and A&W)
Bigelow herbal teas-
(hot, brew time 4 min)
Cranberry Apple
Cozy Chamomile
Purely Peppermint
Apple & Spice
Chamomile Mint
Cinnamon Orange
Hibiscus & Rose Hips
(iced, brew time 10 min)
Red Raspberry
Tahitian Breeze
Perfect Peach
Raspberry Royale
Water
Wine* – port, red, rose, dry, sherry, white
Beer (Budweiser) (12 oz)*
Beer, draft (12 oz)*
Beer, stout (Guiness draft) (12 oz)*
Coffee*
Fruit juices (4 oz)
Cranberry*
Grape
Orange*
Tomato*
Orangeade (4 oz)*
Tea, rosehip
Bigelow herbal teas
(hot, brew time 4 min)
Lemon & C
Spearmint
(iced, brew time 10 min)
Premium
V-8 Juice*
Wine, Beaujolais*
Beer – lager draft, Tuborg, Pilsner
Chocolate milk
Cocoa
Juices containing berries high in oxalates
Ovaltine
Tea, black, Indian
Bigelow herbal teas
(hot, brew time 4 min)
Apple Orchard
Fruit & Almond
I Love Lemon
Mint Medley
Orange Spice
Perfect Peach
Red Raspberry
Specially Strawberry
Sweet Dreams
Take-A-Break
Orange & C

CONDIMENTS

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Basil, fresh (1 tsp)
Chives
Dill
Mustard, Dijon (1 tbsp)
Nutmeg, dry (1 tsp)
Oregano, dried (1 tsp)
Salt
Vanilla extract
Vinegar*
Basil, fresh (1 tbsp)
Cinnamon (1 tsp)
Dill (1 tbsp)
Ginger, raw, sliced (1 tsp)
Malt, powder (1 tbsp)
Mustard, Dijon (1/2 cup)
Nutmeg (1 tbsp)
Pepper (1 tsp)
Soy sauce (?high)
Cinnamon, ground (1½ tsps or more)
Pepper (in excess of 1 tsp per day)
Ginger (1 tbsp)
Soy sauce

DAIRY

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Butter
Buttermilk
Cheese
Milk
Yogurt
Natural, nonfat, plain
Dannon, Fruit-on-the-Bottom yogurts (except orange)
none listed none listed

FATS

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Butter
Margarine
Mayonnaise (Heintz)
Salad dressing
Vegetable oils
none listed none listed

FRUITS

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Apples, peeled
Avocado
Cherries, bing and sour
Cranberries, canned (Ocean Spray)*
Grapes
Thompson seedless,green
Red
Lemons*
Lemon juice (1 cup)*
Lime juice (1 cup)*
Mangoes
Melons
Cantaloupe
Casaba
Honeydew
Watermelon
Nectarines
Papaya, Hawaiin
Raisins, golden
Apples
Apricots
Berries (1/4 cup)
Blackberries
Blueberries
Dewberries
Red raspberries
Currants, black
Cherries, red sour
Cranberries, dried*
Grapefruit*
Grapes
Oranges*
Peaches, Alberta
Peaches, Hiley, Stokes, canned
Pears, Bartlett
Pineapple, Sainsbury, canned
Pineapple chunks (Dole)
Plums, green or golden Gage, Damson
Prunes, Italian
Tangerines (?high)*
Blackberries
Blueberries
Grapes, Concord
Currants, red
Dewberries
Figs, dried
Gooseberries
Kiwi
Lemon peel
Lime peel
Orange peel
Raspberries, red and black
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Tangerines

GRAINS

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Cornflakes (Kellog’s)
Cornstarch (1 tbsp)
Egg noodles
Rice, white
Rice, wild
Rye bread
Bagel (1 medium) (Lender’s)
Barley, cooked
Bread, white (2 slices)
Corn tortilla (1 medium)
Cornbread
Cornmeal, yellow (1 cup dry)
Cornstarch (1/4 cup)
English muffin, white (1 medium)
Macaroni, cooked
Oatmeal (¼ cup) (?high)
Rice, brown
Saltine or soda crackers
(16) (Zesta by Keebler)
Spaghetti
Spaghetti in tomato sauce*
Vanilla Wafers (25) (Nabisco)
Wheat or plain flour
Bread, whole wheat
Cheerios (1 cup)
Graham crackers
Graham flour
Grits, white corn
Kamut
Oatmeal
Popcorn (4 cups, popped) (Orville Redenbacher)
Soybean crackers
Spelt
Stone ground flour
Wheat bran
Wheat germ
Whole wheat flour
Yellow Dock

LEGUMES, NUTS, AND SEEDS

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Coconut
Lentils
Water chestnuts

?Cashews?
Garbanzo beans, canned (1/4 cup)
Lima beans
Split peas, cooked
Sunflower seeds, hulled, dry roasted (1 oz) (?high)
Tofu, raw firm (?high)
?Walnuts?

Beans, green, waxed, dried
Baked beans in tomato sauce, canned
Nuts
Peanuts
Pecans
Garbanzo beans, canned
Peanut butter
Sesame seeds
Soybean curd (tofu)
Sunflower seeds
?All soy products?

MEATS

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Bacon (up to 9 strips)
Beef
Chicken
Corned beef, canned
Eggs
Fish, haddock, plaice, and flounder
Ham
Hamburger
Lamb
Pork
Turkey
Bacon (10 or more slices)
Kidney, beef
Liver
Sardines
none listed

SWEETS

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Corn syrup (Karo) (1 tbsp)
Honey (1 tbsp)
Jellies, jams, or preserves made with low and medium fruits (1 tbsp)
Maple syrup, pure (1 tbsp)
Sugar
Sponge cake (1 slice)
Preserves, strawberry (1 tbsp)
Marmalade (1/4 cup)*
Fig Newtons
Fruitcake (1 slice)
Marmalade

VEGETABLES

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Acorn squash
Alfalfa sprouts
Cabbage, white
Cauliflower
Cucumbers, peeled
Green peas, frozen
Lettuce, iceberg (1/2 cup)
Mung bean sprouts
Pepper, red
Turnips, roots
Zucchini squash
Asparagus
Artichokes
Brussel sprouts
Broccoli
Carrots
Corn (sweet, white, or yellow)
Cucumber (1 medium)
Garlic
Green beans, snap, or runner beans (?high)
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
butter
iceberg (1 cup)
Mushrooms
Mustard greens
Onions
Peppers, green (1/2 medium)
Potato chips (50) (Wise Original)
Potatoes, white, russet, Idaho (1/3 cup) (?high)
Potato salad (1/4 cup)
Radishes
Snow peas
Tomato, fresh*
Tomato sauce, canned (1/4 cup)*
Vegetable beef soup* (Campbell’s)
Watercress
Beets – tops, roots, greens
Celery
Collards
Dandelion greens
Eggplant
Escarole
Green beans, snap, pod, runner
Kale
Leeks
Okra
Parsley
Parsnips
Peppers, green
Pokeweed
Popcorn (4 cups, popped) (Orville Redenbacher) Potatoes
Potatoes, sweet
?Pumpkin?
Rhubarb
Rutabagas
Sorrel
Spinach
Squash, yellow, summer
Swiss chard
Tomato sauce, canned
Turnip greens
Watercress
Yams
?Pesticides?*

OTHER FOODS

Low Oxalate

Medium Oxalate

High Oxalate

Carob
Gelatin, unflavored (Knox) (1 packet)
Vinegar, apple cider*
Malt (1 tbsp)
No fat ranch dressing (Marzetti’s)
Chocolate, plain
Cocoa, dry powder
Ovaltine, powder

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