As a protein food, pork is acid-forming. But our bodies need protein so you should never try to avoid all acidic foods.
First, how are you using PRAL food lists? Eating pattern assessment or meal planning?
For eating pattern assessment, go straight to the numbers below. Then you can measure your current acid load from pork. But for meal planning, think about your total PRAL target first. For example, let’s say your alkalinity target for a meal is around -30. So allow an acid load of 9 for pork. Then add vegetables and other alkalizing ingredients with a total PRAL value of -39.
Before you use this PRAL Pork List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Pork List
I list types of pork 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 pork category, the average PRAL values are 12.39 per 100 grams and 5.38 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other protein foods in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Pork 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 pork 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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