Are Apples Alkaline? See the Alkaline Fruits List

The most important question asked this week is: Are apples alkaline?

The answer is clearly yes from the Acid-Alkaline Fruits and Fruit Juices Food Chart, but that chart only tells part of the story. The story is only complete when you eat apples as part of a healthy balanced diet. That depends on what else you eat, and how you serve the apples. One day, I’ll give you a healthy recipe plan that includes apples. In the meantime, I will explain the importance of alkaline apples with a new Alkaline Fruit List.

I will update all the Alkaline Food Lists because the old Acid-Alkaline lists have many failings. There is still room for improvement, but the new lists will pave the way for a recipe-based system. This is necessary because simple lists take food out of context. They are good for seeing if one food is better than another in isolation, but this has limited value. As a first step to improving my alkaline foods lists, the new lists are calorie-based and include more important nutritional information. The easiest way for me to explain is to show you the list. Then if you click on any link within the table, you will see an explanation.

 

Alkaline Fruit List

The alkaline fruits list is presented in order of descending alkalinity, but you can click column headings to sort by description or any nutrient. Note that the pH effect of food is only one aspect of a healthy diet, so please click on the links within the list for a more complete explanation.

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Alkaline Foods Table Explanation Calories Help PRAL Help Fiber Help Sugars Help Sodium Help

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Long Description 100 Kcal Serve(g) PRAL Score Fiber (g) Sugar (g) Sodium (mg)

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Melons, cantaloupe, raw 294 -15 3 23 47

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Orange juice, raw 222 -8 0 19 2

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Orange juice, chilled, includes from concentrate, fortified with calcium and vitamin D 213 -8 1 18 4

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Orange juice, chilled, includes from concentrate, fortified with calcium 213 -8 1 18 4

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Peaches, raw 256 -8 4 22 0

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Strawberries, raw 313 -8 6 15 3

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Bananas, raw 112 -8 3 14 1

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Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties 213 -8 5 20 0

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Orange juice, frozen concentrate, unsweetened, undiluted 63 -8 1 24 2

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Watermelon, raw 333 -7 1 21 3

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Orange juice, chilled, includes from concentrate 204 -7 1 17 4

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Average Fruit & Fruit Juice 187 -6 2 19 5

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Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties 63 -5 4 0 4

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Mangos, raw 167 -5 3 23 2

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Juice, apple, grape and pear blend, with added ascorbic acid and calcium 192 -5 0 19 10

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Grapes, red or green (European type, such as Thompson seedless), raw 145 -5 1 22 3

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Apple juice, canned or bottled, unsweetened, without added ascorbic acid 217 -4 0 21 9

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Apple juice, canned or bottled, unsweetened, with added ascorbic acid 217 -4 0 21 9

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Pineapple, raw, all varieties 200 -4 3 20 2

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Raisins, seedless 33 -4 1 20 4

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Pears, raw 175 -4 5 17 2

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Apples, raw, with skin 192 -4 5 20 2

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Grape juice, canned or bottled, unsweetened, with added ascorbic acid 167 -3 0 24 8

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Cranberry juice, unsweetened 217 -3 0 26 4

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Applesauce, canned, sweetened, without salt (includes USDA commodity) 147 -2 2 22 3

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Blueberries, raw 175 -2 4 17 2

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Foodary Imaginary Standard 100 Kcal Serving 100 -2 1 3 120

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Strawberries, frozen, sweetened, sliced 104 -2 2 25 3
Healthy Alkaline Fruits Table

What alkaline fruit is on your top table?

Alkaline Fruits List Review

As you can see, all fruits, or at least all fruits from the key foods list, have an alkalizing effect on the body. Fruit should form around one-sixth of your total calorie intake. That means, on a recommended 2000 calories per day diet, you should eat around 300 calories from the above list. A small glass of juice is OK, but eating fruit is much healthier.

Fruit is recommended particularly for its rich range of vitamins and other nutrients that help make your body healthier. The downside is the high sugar content. Of course, a reasonable amount of natural sugar is a good part of your diet. Therefore, fruit will provide all the sugar you avoid adding refined sugar. Fruit is generally high in fiber, which is essential to good health.

So, you can see that apples are alkaline, but avoid overeating them as the sugar content is high. Replacing some apples with pears is an easy change that is slightly healthier, with equal alkalizing effect.

Alkaline Fruits List Feedback

Foodary visitor responses include:

Apples & Acid Reflux / Hyperacidity

Fully riped red apples really work to get rid of acid reflux. Very effective. It worked for me, my family, friends, and co-workers. People who are suffering from hyperacidity or acid reflux should try it.
Rod Balita 11 Feb 2020

Foodary Response to Apples & Acid Reflux / Hyperacidity

This is very interesting to me, Rod. Because I’ve had a quick look at links between apples and acid reflux. Also, I looked for links between apples and hyperacidity. Both of these searches have revealed studies regarding some benefits of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) and apple juice for both these diseases. So I’ve added these to my “To Do List”.

Acid Reflux and Breakfast Apple

Hello,I suffer with acid reflux. But I eat fruit every morning for breakfast that includes an apple a day in my breakfast. Also,I must say this really helps me gets rid of a lot of gas that I sometimes didn’t really know that I had.
Stephany 30 Mar 2020

Foodary Response to Acid Reflux and Breakfast Apple

Thanks Stephany for sharing your experiences. You have prompted me to have another look at the studies I mentioned in my reply to Rod. Unfortunately, I now see that the studies I saw did not really connect apples with acid reflux. Of course, both your stories might help other acid reflux sufferers. But I can’t see any relevant science. Though that shouldn’t be too surprising. As not everything can be tested in the lab.

I hope that other people will share their thoughts about fighting diseases with alkaline fruits. So the best way to do that is to tell me your questions, experiences, and opinions in the Feedback Form below.

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