As a protein food, ground beef is acid-forming. But our bodies need protein so it is unhealthy to avoid all acidic foods.
Instead, you should think about alkaline beef-based meals. So if you are using PRAL lists to plan meals, you can read about beefy meal alkalinity in Acid-Alkaline Beef PRAL List. Then apply those ideas to ground beef. However, if you are using PRAL lists to measure your current acid load from ground beef, see the list below.
Before you use this PRAL Ground Beef List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Ground Beef 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 ground beef category, the average PRAL values are 11.35 per 100 grams and 4.35 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other protein foods in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Ground 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 ground 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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