Citrus fruits make a tasty alkalizing snack. With negative PRAL values they help balance acid-forming foods. So they are a welcome addition to many sweet and savory dishes. Also, see how cooking affects the alkalinity of citrus fruits.
Before you use this PRAL Citrus Fruits List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Citrus Fruits List
I list fruits with the lowest PRAL index first. Because these have the lowest acid load. So the most alkalizing fruits show first. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.
Note, energy densities vary greatly between types of citrus fruit. Therefore, be sure to compare PRAL per 100 calories as well as weight (click the rightmost column heading).
For the citrus fruits category, the average PRAL values are -2.71 per 100 grams and -6.20 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other fruits in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Citrus Fruits
Remember, factors such as growing conditions and variety affect fresh food nutrients. USDA database values are an average of many samples. So your PRAL values for citrus fruits 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.
For 2022 and beyond, I’m introducing new lists to match the way that USDA database foods relate to Dietary Guidelines. So please see Fruits and Fruit Juices. Then use the feedback links at the end of that page to let me know your thoughts on those new food lists.
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