Pickled Mackerel

Acid-Alkaline Fish PRAL List

Fish provide lots of variety as a protein food. So that variety also presents a wide range of acid load values. For example, smoked cod has around nine times the acid load of pickled mackerel. But remember that does not mean one is better than the other. It just means you need to add more alkalizing ingredients to cod to maintain total meal alkalinity.

Before you use this PRAL Fish List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles

Acid-Alkaline Fish List

I list types of fish 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 fish category, the average PRAL values are 11.75 per 100 grams and 7.04 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other protein foods in the Food Category List.

Pickled Mackerel
Pickled Mackerel (click for details)

Your Alkaline Fish Meals

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 fish 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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