Shellfish provide lots of variety as a protein food. So that variety also presents a wide range of acid load values. For example, steamed scallops have around six times the acid load of steamed oysters. But remember that does not mean one is better than the other. It just means you need to add more alkalizing ingredients to scallops to maintain total meal alkalinity.
Before you use this PRAL Shellfish List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Shellfish List
I list types of shellfish 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 shellfish category, the average PRAL values are 11.10 per 100 grams and 8.01 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other protein foods in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Shellfish 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 shellfish 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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