Citrus juice is alkalizing. However, the alkalinity score for some USDA citrus juices are made more alkaline artificially. Because added calcium inflates one of the alkaline components of the PRAL alkalinity calculation.
If a health professional advises you have a calcium deficiency, it’s good to add calcium to your diet. But you should discuss the best way to do that before you drink juices with added calcium. Because your adviser might suggest better ways, depending on your medical history. Otherwise, it’s generally best to stick with natural calcium food sources (see Calcium Supplements or Natural Calcium Food Sources?).
Before you use this PRAL Citrus Juice List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Citrus Juice List
I list citrus juices with the lowest PRAL index first. Because these have the highest alkaline load. So the most alkalizing drinks show first. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.
For the citrus juice category, the average PRAL values are -3.79 per 100 grams and -7.61 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other nonalcoholic beverages in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Citrus Juice
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 citrus juice 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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