This alkaline food chart lists foods by degree of alkalinity from high to low. Below it is an acidic food chart that does the same.

A healthy diet should include 60-80% alkaline foods and 20-40% acidic foods, but the degree to which a food is alkaline or acidic matters. A diet of primarily pasta, bread, soft drinks is highly acidic and will not be easily offset by the list of very low alkaline foods.

Keep this list of alkaline foods on the refrigerator and use it to help plan your shopping list and meals for the week. You can also find an alkaline food chart by type (fruits, vegetables, etc.) and its accompanying acidic food chart on the same page.

Learn more about the benefits of eating an alkaline diet.

Alkaline food chart by degree

Highly alkalineModerately alkalineLow alkalineVery low alkaline
baking sodaapplesalmondsalfalfa sprouts
chlorellaapricotsapple cider vinegaravocado oil
dulsearugulaapples (sour)banana
lemonsasparagusartichokes (jerusalem)beet
lentilsbanchi teaavocadoblueberry
limesbeans (fresh green)bell pepperbrussel sprouts
lotus rootbroccoliblackberrycelery
mineral watercantaloupebrown rice vinegarchive
nectarinecarobcabbagecilantro
onioncarrotscauliflowercoconut oil
persimmoncashewscherrycucumber
pineapplecayennecod liver oilcurrant
pumpkin seedchestnutscollard greenduck eggs
raspberrycitrusegg yolksfermented veggies
sea saltdandelioneggplantflax oil
sea vegetablesdandelion teaginsengghee
seaweeddewberrygreen teaginger tea
spirulinaedible flowersherbsgrain coffee
sweet potatoendivehoney (raw)grapes
tangerinegarlicleekshemp seed oil
taro rootginger (fresh)mushroomsjaponica rice
umeboshi plumsginseng teanutritional yeastlettuces
vegetable juicesgrapefruitpapayaoats
watermelonherbal teapeachokra
 herbs (leafy green)pearolive oil
 honeydewpickles (homemade)orange
 kalepotatoquinoa
 kambuchaprimrose oilraisin
 kelppumpkinsprouted seeds
 kiwifruitquail eggssquashes
 kohlrabiradishesstrawberry
 loganberryrice syrupsunflower seeds
 mangorutabagatahini
 molassessaketempeh
 mustard greensesame seedturnip greens
 olivesproutsumeboshi vinegar
 parsleywatercresswild rice
 parsnip  
 passion fruit  
 peas  
 pepper  
 raspberries  
 soy sauce  
 spices  
 sweet corn (fresh)  
 turnip  

Acidic food chart by degree

Very low acidicLow acidicModerately acidicHighly acidic
amaranthadzuki beansbarley groatsartificial sweeteners
black-eyed peasaged cheesebasmati ricebarley
brown ricealcoholbearbeef
butteralmond oilcaseinbeer
canola oilbalsamic vinegarchestnut oilbrazil nuts
chutneyblack teachickenbreads
coconutboarcoffeebrown sugar
creambuckwheatcorncocoa
currychardcottage cheesecottonseed oil
datescow milkcranberrydeer
dry fruitelkegg whitesflour (white)
fava beansfarinafructosefried foods
figsgame meatgarbanzo beansfruit juices with sugar
fishgoat milkgreen peashazelnuts
gelatingoosehoney (pasteurized)hops
goat cheesekamutketchupice cream
grape seed oilkidney beanslardjam
guavalambmaizejelly
honeylima beansmusselsliquor
kashamilkmustardlobster
koma coffeemollusksnutmegmalt
maple syrupmuttonoat branpasta (white)
milletnavy beansolives (pickled)pheasant
organspinto beansother legumespickles (commercial)
pine nutsplumpalm kernel oilpoultry
pumpkin seed oilred beanspasta (whole grain)processed cheese
rhubarbsafflower oilpastryseafood
sheep cheeseseitanpeanutssoft drinks
spinachsemolinapecanssoybean
string beanssesame oilpistachio seedssugar
sunflower oilshell fishpomegranatetable salt
triticalesoy cheesepopcorntea (black)
venisonspeltporkwalnuts
vinegartapiocapruneswhite bread
wax beansteffryewhite vinegar
wild ducktofusnow peaswhole wheat foods
zucchinitomatoessoy milkwine
 turkeysquidyeast
 vanillavealyogurt (sweetened)
 wheat  
 white beans  
 white rice