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Jeremy E. Kaslow, MD, FACP, FACAAI Physician and Surgeon
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The Low Oxalate Diet

This list was adapted from the Low Oxalate Cookbook published by The Vulvar Pain Foundation. This cookbook is a necessity for anyone following the low oxalate diet. It includes recipes, tips, guidelines, and other information about low oxalate eating. You can contact The VPF at: The Vulvar Pain Foundation, P.O. Drawer 177, Graham, NC 27253

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.

LOW

Beverages:

Barley water

Beer, bottled*

Cider

Colas: Coke*, Coca-Cola*, Pepsi-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

Sodas: Minute Maid orange*, Root beer (Barq’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 Teas (brew time 10 min): Red Raspberry, Tahitian Breeze, Perfect Peach, Raspberry Royale

Water

Wine - port, red, rose, dry sherry, white*

Dairy:

Butter

Buttermilk

Cheese

Yogurt: Natural, nonfat, plain, Dannon Fruit-on-the-Bottom yogurts (except orange)

Fats:

Butter

Margarine

Mayonnaise (Heintz)

Salad dressing

Vegetable oils

Fruits:

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

Grains:

Cornflakes (Kellog’s)

Cornstarch (1 tbsp)

Egg noodles

Rice, white and wild

Rye bread

Condiments:

Basil, fresh (1 tsp)

Chives

Dill

Mustard, Dijon (1 tbsp)

Nutmeg, dry (1 tsp)

Oregano, dried (1 tsp)

Salt

Vanilla extract

Vinegar*

Legumes, Nuts, Seeds:

Coconut

Lentils

Water chestnuts

Meats:

Bacon (up to 9 strips)

Beef

Chicken

Corned beef, canned

Eggs

Fish, haddock, plaice, and

flounder

Ham

Hamburger

Lamb

Pork

Turkey

Other Foods:

Carob

Gelatin, unflavored (Knox)

Vinegar, apple cider*

Sweets:

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

Vegetables:

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

MEDIUM OXALATE LEVELS -----------------------------------

Beverages:

Beer: Budweiser 12 oz*, draft Beer12 oz*, stout Guiness12 oz*

Coffee*

Fruit juice (4 oz): Cranberry*, Grape, Orange*, Tomato*, Orangeade (4 oz)*

Tea: rosehip, Bigelow herbal teas (hot, brew time 4 min) Lemon & C, Spearmint

V-8 Juice*

Wine, Beaujolais*

Fruits:

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 and Pineapple chunks (Dole)

Plums, green or golden

Gage, Damson

Prunes, Italian

Tangerines (?high)*

Grains:

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

Macaroni, cooked

Oatmeal (¼ cup) (?high)

Rice, brown

Saltine or soda crackers (16)

(Zesta by Keebler)

Spaghetti and Spaghetti in tomato sauce*

Vanilla Wafers (25) (Nabisco)

Wheat or plain flour

Condiments:

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)

Legumes, Nuts, and Seeds:

?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?

Meats:

Bacon (10 or more slices)

Kidney, beef

Liver

Sardines

Other foods:

Malt (1 tbsp)

No fat ranch dressing (Marzetti’s)

Sweets:

Sponge cake (1 slice)

Preserves, strawberry (1 tbsp)

Marmalade (1/4 cup)*

Vegetables:

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* and Tomato sauce, canned (1/4 cup)*

Vegetable beef soup* (Campbell’s)

Watercress

HIGH OXALATE LEVELS--------------------------------------

Beverages:

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

Fruits:

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:

Bread, whole wheat

Cheerios (1 cup)

Graham crackers

Graham flour

Grits, white corn

Kamut

Popcorn (4 cups, popped Orville Redenbacher)

Soybean crackers

Spelt

Stone ground flour

Wheat bran

Wheat germ

Whole wheat flour

Yellow Dock

Condiments:

Cinnamon, ground (1½ tsps or more)

Pepper (in excess of 1 tsp per day)

Ginger (1 tbsp)

Soy sauce

Legumes, Nuts, and Seeds:

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?

Other foods:

Chocolate, plain

Cocoa, dry powder

Ovaltine, powder

Sweets:

Fig Newtons

Fruitcake (1 slice)

Marmalade

Vegetables:

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, sweet

?Pumpkin?

Rhubarb

Rutabagas

Sorrel

Spinach

Squash, yellow, summer

Swiss chard

Tomato sauce, canned

Turnip greens

Watercress

Yams

?Pesticides?

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