Cured meats have a wide range of PRAL acidity values. Depending mainly on the meat they are made from. Also, depending on added ingredients. For example, the one alkaline cold cut with a negative acid load. Which has added chemicals and spices to replace salt. Of course, you can easily prepare any alkaline meaty meals by replacing some meat with vegetables.
Before you use this PRAL Cold Cuts and Cured Meats List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Alkaline Meats List
I list cold cuts with the lowest PRAL index first. Because these have the lowest acid load. So the least acid-forming foods show first. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.
For the cured meat category, the average PRAL values are 9.29 per 100 grams and 5.01 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other protein foods in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Meats
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 cold cuts 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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