Acid-Alkaline Spices and Herbs Food Chart is a list of acid or alkaline values for common herbs and spices. I explain the values for this food chart, and related charts, in my Basic Acid Alkaline Food Chart Introduction.
Remember: these tables help you make better food choices. But, the only way to confirm they are having the desired effect, is by measuring your urine pH. Fortunately, this is a simple process, using widely available pH test strips or meters.
Acid-Alkaline Spices and Herbs Food Chart
|Food Description||KCals||Very Alkaline||Slightly Alkaline||About Neutral||Slightly Acid||Very Acid|
|Dill weed, fresh||43||-15.49|
|Mustard, prepared, yellow||67||1.13|
|Spices, allspice, ground||263||-26.86|
|Spices, anise seed||337||-18.17|
|Spices, basil, dried||251||-85.36|
|Spices, bay leaf||313||-17.16|
|Spices, caraway seed||333||-13.33|
|Spices, celery seed||392||-34.71|
|Spices, chervil, dried||237||-92.40|
|Spices, chili powder||314||-31.05|
|Spices, cinnamon, ground||261||-23.75|
|Spices, cloves, ground||323||-31.58|
|Spices, coriander leaf, dried||279||-99.48|
|Spices, coriander seed||298||-23.21|
|Spices, cumin seed||375||-31.97|
|Spices, curry powder||325||-26.10|
|Spices, dill seed||305||-33.19|
|Spices, dill weed, dried||253||-74.51|
|Spices, fennel seed||345||-35.37|
|Spices, fenugreek seed||323||-1.20|
|Spices, garlic powder||332||-2.00|
|Spices, ginger, ground||347||-24.55|
|Spices, mace, ground||475||-9.87|
|Spices, marjoram, dried||271||-49.30|
|Spices, mustard seed, yellow||469||14.49|
|Spices, nutmeg, ground||525||-3.75|
|Spices, onion powder||347||-10.15|
|Spices, oregano, dried||306||-49.76|
|Spices, parsley, dried||276||-81.49|
|Spices, pepper, black||255||-25.39|
|Spices, pepper, red or cayenne||318||-31.44|
|Spices, pepper, white||296||4.29|
|Spices, poppy seed||533||-1.87|
|Spices, poultry seasoning||307||-22.11|
|Spices, pumpkin pie spice||342||-19.13|
|Spices, rosemary, dried||331||-37.43|
s, sage, ground
|Spices, savory, ground||272||-51.11|
|Spices, tarragon, dried||295||-64.51|
|Spices, thyme, dried||276||-35.48|
|Spices, turmeric, ground||354||-46.66|
|Vanilla extract, imitation, alcohol||237||-1.35|
|Vanilla extract, imitation, no alcohol||56||-0.05|
|Vinegar, red wine||19||-0.68|
I used these acid-alkaline foods charts to introduce this food website. These charts are basic. But, my latest charts have more information. And, they are easier to use.
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Alkaline Herbs and Spices for Vegetables
Roz told me she found the Acid-Alkaline Spices and Herbs Food Chart very interesting. Also, she added that she cooks a lot of vegetables. So I agreed that spices and herbs are a great addition to vegetables. Because they make it easy to stick to an alkaline diet. With a high proportion of alkalizing plant-based foods.
I asked Roz if she had any good spicy veg recipes to share. Because I find a lot of recipes from cookbooks and cooking websites are hard to follow. But I love recipes from friends that have been tried and tested. So if you have any please send them in the Feedback Form below.
Is Turmeric Alkaline or Acidic?
Some, like Dr Sebi, say that turmeric is not Alkaline. Also, curry. Yeah, I see them on your list. Please explain
To which I replied:
I never heard of Sebi until you mentioned him. But it only took me a minute to find out he wasn’t a doctor. Neither am I, but I don’t make false claims.
For all the wrong reasons, he advocates a plant-based diet. Personally, I eat mostly plants. But I avoid the risks of going totally veggie by eating a vaguely Mediterranean style eating pattern. With fish around twice a week and meet around twice a month. Because that’s the easiest way for me to ensure I get essential nutrients without supplements. Also, I have to ask what you mean by curry as it has a lot of different interpretations.
I finished by asking for more information from Billy before answering specifically about turmeric. Because it clearly is alkaline. But I struggle to refute claims without a specific reference to what I’m explaining.
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