As protein foods, beef and veal are acid-forming. But our bodies need protein so trying to find alkaline beef is futile.
Instead, you should think about alkaline beef-based meals. So select your favorite cut of beef to meet the protein requirements that your health professionals advise you to eat. Then choose recipes that have most of the calories from vegetables. Or from other alkalizing foods. Finally, complete your beefy meal with vegetables and salad.
Acid-Alkaline Beef (excludes ground) List
I list beef with the lowest PRAL index first. Because these have the lowest acid load. So the least acid-forming meat show first. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.
For the beef category, the average PRAL values are 14.20 per 100 grams and 6.63 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other protein foods in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Beef
Remember, factors such as growing conditions, variety, and preparation methods affect all food nutrients. USDA database values are an average of many samples. So your PRAL values for beef will vary from day to day. But they are always an estimate of actual acid load on your kidneys. Which I explain more in the notes about PRAL principles on the category list page.
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