The Failsafe Diet Explained

An introduction to the failsafe diet, with diet charts

Salicylate Content of Foods

This is a reference table showing the different levels of salicylates in foods. This data is taken from Anne Swain’s analysis done back in the eighties(1). We don’t know whether the quantities of salicylates have changed in foods since then, but it seems to still hold true today. Please bear in mind that you are not necessarily allowed to eat low salicylate foods on the elimination diet as some are low in salicylate but also contain either sulphites, amines, glutamates, or histamine/serotonin degranulators, which must also be avoided. It is not possible to determine whether you have a problem with food chemicals merely by eliminating salicylates. You must also eliminate glutamates and amines at the same time. If a food is not listed do not assume that it is safe. Foods that are not listed have not been tested. If you have done the elimination diet and have determined you are only sensitive to salicylate (highly unlikely), you may use this table as your exclusive reference.

Group Name Detail Avg per 100g
Alcohol Ale and Beer 0.32-1.26
Benedictine 9.04
Brandy Hennessey 0.4
Cider sweet and dry 0.16-0.19
Gin Gilbey’s 0
Liqueur Cointreau 0.66
Liqueur Drambuie 1.68
Liqueur Tia Maria 0.83
Port 1.4-4.2
Rum Captain Morgan 1.28
Sherry sweet and dry 0.46-0.56
Wine vermouth, dry 0.46
Vodka Smirnoff 0
Whiskey scotch, Johnnie Walker 0
Wine champagne or sparking 1.02
Wine cabernet sauvignon 0.86
Wine claret 0.63
Wine Riesling 0.84
Wine rose 0.37
Wine white, dry 0.1
Animal Food Beef raw 0
Cheese blue vein 0.05
Cheese camembert 0.01
Cheese cheddar 0
Cheese cottage 0
Cheese mozzarella 0.02
Chicken raw 0
Cream 0
Egg chicken, raw, white and yolk 0
Kidney raw, unspecified 0
Lamb raw 0
Liver raw, unspecified 0.05
Oysters raw 0
Pork raw 0
Prawn raw 0.04
Salmon canned 0
Scallops raw 0.02
Tripe raw, unspecified 0
Tuna canned 0
Yoghurt whole 0
Beverage Carob dry, powder 0
Coca-Cola regular 0.25
Cocoa dry, powder 0
Coffee cereal, chicory 2.26
Coffee cereal, Ecco 0
Coffee fresh beans 0.45
Coffee instant, decaffeinated, Andronicus 0
Coffee instant, decaffeinated, Harris 0
Coffee instant, decaffeinated, Moccona 0
Coffee instant, decaffeinated, Nescafe 0
Coffee instant, Maxwell House 0.84
Coffee instant, Nescafe 0.59
Milo dry, powder 0.01
Ovaltine dry, powder 0
Tea Bushells 4.78
Tea decaffeinated 0.37
Tea Harris 4
Tea herbal, chamomile 0.006
Tea herbal, fruit 0.36
Tea herbal, peppermint 1.1
Tea herbal, rosehip 0.4
Tea leaves, Chinese 1.9
Tea leaves, green, Burmese 2.97
Tea leaves, green, Indian 2.97
Tea leaves, peony, jasmine 1.9
Tea Tetley, orange pekoe 5.57
Tea Twinings, darjeeling 4.42
Tea Twinings, Earl Grey 3
Tea Twinings, English Breakfast 3
Tea Twinings, Irish Breakfast 3.89
Tea Twinings, Lapsang Souchong 2.4
Tea Twinings, lemon scented 7.34
Tea Twinings, orange pekoe 2.75
Fruit Apple canned, Ardmona 0.55
Apple fresh, Golden Delicious 0.08
Apple fresh, Granny Smith 0.59
Apple fresh, Johnathan 0.38
Apple fresh, Red Delicious 0.19
Apple juice, Mountain Maid 0.19
Apricot canned, Ardmona 1.42
Apricot fresh 2.58
Apricot nectar, Letona 0.14
Avocado fresh 0.6
Banana fresh 0
Blackberry canned 1.86
Blueberry canned 2.76
Boysenberry canned 2.04
Cherry, morello, sour canned 0.3
Cherry, sweet canned 2.78
Cherry, sweet fresh 0.85
Cranberry canned 1.64
Cranberry sauce 1.44
Currant dried 5.8
Currant frozen, black 3.06
Currant frozen, red 5.06
Custard apple fresh 0.21
Date dried 4.5
Date fresh 3.73
Fig canned, kadota 0.25
Fig dried, calamata 0.64
Fig fresh 0.18
Grape canned, light seedless 0.16
Grape dried, raisins 6.62
Grape dried, sultanas 7.8
Grape fresh, green 1.88
Grape fresh, red, Malaita 0.94
Grape juice, dark, Berri 0.88
Grape juice, light, Sanitarium 0.18
Grapefruit fresh 0.68
Grapefruit juice, Berri 0.42
Guava canned 2.02
Kiwi fruit fresh 0.32
Lemon fresh 0.18
Loganberry canned 4.4
Loquat fresh 0.26
Lychee canned 0.36
Mango fresh 0.11
Melon, cantaloupe fresh 1.5
Mulberry fresh 0.76
Orange fresh 2.39
Orange fresh, mandarin 0.56
Orange fresh, nectarine 0.49
Orange fresh, tangerine 0.56
Orange juice, Berri 0.18
Papaya/pawpaw fresh 0.08
Passionfruit/granadilla fresh 0.14
Peach canned 0.68
Peach fresh 0.58
Peach nectar, Letona 0.1
Pear canned, Letona, Bartlett 0
Pear fresh, Packham, no skin 0
Pear fresh, Packham, with skin 0.27
Pear fresh, William, with skin 0.31
Persimmon fresh 0.18
Pineapple canned 1.36
Pineapple fresh 2.1
Pineapple juice, Golden Circle 0.16
Plum canned, red 1.16
Plum fresh, blood red 0.21
Plum fresh, Kelsey Green 0.095
Plum prunes, canned, Letona 6.87
Pomegranate fresh 0.07
Raspberry fresh 5.14
Raspberry frozen 3.88
Rhubarb fresh 0.13
Strawberry fresh 1.36
Tamarillo fresh 0.1
Tangelo fresh 0.72
Watermelon fresh 0.48
Youngberry canned 3.06
Grain Arrowroot powder 0
Barley dry, unpearled 0
Buckwheat dry 0
Corn/Maize dry, cornmeal 0.43
Millet dry, hulled and unhulled 0
Oats dry, oatmeal 0
Rice dry, brown and white 0
Rye dry 0
Sweetcorn/Maize canned, niblets 0.26
Sweetcorn/Maize canned, creamed 0.39
Sweetcorn/Maize fresh, on the cob 0.13
Wheat dry 0
Legumes and Pulses Beans dried, blackeye 0
Beans dried, borlotti 0
Beans dried, brown 0.002
Beans dried, chickpeas/garbonzo 0
Beans dried, lima 0
Beans dried, mung 0
Beans dried, soya/soy 0
Beans fresh, broad/fava 0.73
Beans fresh, French/green 0.11
Beans fresh, sprouts, mung 0.06
Lentils dried, brown 0
Lentils dried, red 0
Peas dried, green split 0
Peas dried, yellow split 0.02
Peas fresh, green 0.04
Nuts and Seeds Almond fresh, raw 3
Brazil nut fresh, raw 0.46
Cashew nut fresh, raw 0.07
Coconut desiccated 0.26
Hazelnut fresh, raw 0.14
Macadamia nut fresh, raw 0.52
Peanut butter, Sanitarium 0.23
Peanut fresh, raw, unshelled 1.12
Pecan fresh, raw 0.12
Pine nut fresh, raw 0.51
Pistachio fresh, raw 0.55
Poppy seed dry 0
Sesame seed dry 0.23
Sunflower seed dry 0.12
Walnut fresh, raw 0.3
Water chestnut canned 2.92
Seasoning Allspice dry, powder 5.2
Aniseed dry, powder 22.8
Basil dry, powder 3.4
Bay leaf dry, leaves 2.52
Canella dry, powder 42.5
Caraway dry, powder 2.82
Cardamom dry, powder 7.7
Cayenne dry, powder 17.6
Celery seed dry, powder 10.1
Chili dry, flakes 1.38
Chives fresh 0.031
Cinnamon dry, powder 15.2
Cloves dry, powder 5.74
Coriander fresh, leaves 0.02
Cumin dry, powder 45
Curry dry, powder 218
Dill seed dry, powder 94.4
Dill seed fresh raw 6.9
Fennel dry, powder 0.8
Fenugreek dry, powder 12.2
Five Spice dry, powder 30.8
Garam masala dry, powder 66.8
Garlic fresh, clove 0.1
Ginger fresh, root 4.5
Horseradish canned 0.18
Mace dry, powder 32.2
Mint fresh 9.4
Mixed Herbs dried 55.6
Mustard dry, powder 26
Nutmeg dry, powder 2.4
Oregano dried 66
Paprika dry, powder, hot 203
Paprika dry, powder, sweet 5.7
Parsley fresh, leaves 0.08
Pepper dry, powder, black 6.2
Pepper dry, powder, white 1.1
Pepper fresh, chili, green 0.64
Pepper fresh, chili, green yellow 0.62
Pepper fresh, chili, red 1.3
Pimiento canned, red 0.15
Rosemary dried 68
Saffron dry, powder 0
Sage dry, leaves 21.7
Sauce soy 0
Sauce Tabasco, McIlhenny 0.45
Sauce Worcestershire 64.3
Tandoori spice dry, powder 0
Tarragon dried 34.8
Thyme dried 183
Turmeric dry, powder 76.4
Vanilla liquid essence 1.44
Vinegar Malt, liquid 0
Vinegar white, liquid 1.33
Yeast extract Marmite, Sanitarium 0.71
Yeast extract Vegemite, Kraft 0.81
Sweets Caramels Pascall Cream Caramel 0.12
Golden Syrup liquid, CSR 0.1
Honey liquid, assorted 2.5-11.24
Licorice Nibs 7.96-9.78
Maple Syrup liquid, Camp 0
Mints Allens strong 0.77
Mints Koolmint 7.58
Mints LifeSavers, peppermint 0.86
Mints LifeSavers, regular 0.86
Mints Minties 1.78
Mints Steamrollers 2.92
Molasses liquid 0.22
Sugar granulated, white 0
Vegetable Alfalfa fresh 0.7
Asparagus canned 0.32
Asparagus fresh 0.14
Bamboo shoots canned, Sunshine 0
Beetroot boiled 0.18
Beetroot canned, Golden Circle 0.32
Beetroot fresh 0.11
Broccoli fresh 0.65
Brussels sprouts fresh 0.07
Cabbage fresh, green 0
Cabbage fresh, red 0.08
Carrot fresh 0.23
Cauliflower fresh 0.16
Celery fresh 0
Chicory fresh 1.02
Choko/Chayote fresh 0.01
Courgette/Zucchini fresh 1.04
Cucumber fresh, peeled 0.78
Eggplant/Aubergine fresh, no peel 0.3
Eggplant/Aubergine fresh, with skin 0.88
Endive fresh 1.9
Gherkin pickled 6.14
Leek fresh 0.08
Lettuce fresh 0
Marrow fresh 0.17
Mushroom canned, champignon 1.26
Mushroom fresh, raw, common, white 0.24
Okra canned 0.59
Olive, black canned 0.34
Olive, green canned 1.29
Onions fresh 0.16
Onions fresh, shallot/spring onion/green onion (straight stem, no rounded bulb) 0.03
Parsnip fresh 0.45
Pepper fresh, sweet/bell, green 1.2
Pepper fresh, sweet/bell, red 0.6
Potato fresh, large, no peel 0
Potato fresh, large, with peel 0.12
Pumpkin fresh 0.12
Radish fresh, small, red 1.24
Spinach fresh 0.58
Spinach frozen 0.16
Squash, baby fresh 0.63
Swede (turnip/rutabaga) fresh 0
Sweet potato fresh, white 0.48
Tomato canned 0.53
Tomato fresh 0.13
Tomato juice, Goulburn Valley, Heinz, Leotona 0.1-0.18
Tomato juice, Heinz 0.12
Tomato paste, Heinz 0.54
Tomato paste, Tom Piper, Leggo 0.43-1.44
Tomato sauce, Heinz 2.28
Tomato sauce/ketchup, Campbells, Fountain, PMU, Heinz, IXL, Rosella 0.94-2.48
Tomato soup, Campbell’s 0.57
Tomato soup, PMU, Heinz, Kia-Ora 0.32-0.54
Turnip fresh, white 0.16
Watercress fresh 0.84

References

  1. Swain AR, Dutton SP, Truswell AS. Salicylates in foods. J Am Diet Assoc. 1985 Aug;85(8):950-60. [PubMed]

Written by alienrobotgirl

23 September, 2010 at 8:51 pm

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