Natural Chemicals Potency Tables

The natural chemicals food list is broken into two parts: vegetables and fruits. Then categorized salicylates potency: low, medium and high, very high.

  • (NS) means no low or negligible amounts of salicylates
  • (A) means amines potency
  • (G) means MSG potency

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Natural Chemicals Potency Tables


Low Medium High Very High
White potato Asparagus Alfafa Avocado (A)
Iceberg lettuce Beetroot Artichoke Basil
Bamboo shoots Bok choy Avocado, just ripe (A) Broadbeans (A)
Bean shoots Carrot Broccoli (A) (G) Capsicum
Brussel sprouts Cucumber, peeled Cauliflower (A) Chicory
Cabbage Kumara Corn (G) Chili
Celery Lettuce Cucumber Choy sum (A)
Chives Marrow Endive Eggplant (A)
Choko Parsnip Fennel Mustard greens
Garlic Green Peas (NS) Gai lan (A) (G) Herbs & spices
Leek Peas Parsley Chinese spinach (A) (G)
Mungbean sprouts Potato Pumpkin Olives (A)
Onion Pumpkin, butternut, squash Radicchio, butternut, squash (A) Onion
Swede Sweet potato Radish Pickled veggies (A) (G)
Turnip Rocket (A) Mint
Zucchini, peeled Snow pea sprouts Mushrooms (A) (G)
Spring onion Sauerkraut (A) (G)
Tomato (A) (G) Seaweed (A) (G)
Water chestnut Spinach (A) (G)
Watercress Tomato (A) (G)
Zucchini Truffles (A) (G)
Veggie drinks, powder (A) (G)



Low Medium High Very High
Pears, peeled, ripe Apple, peeled, ripe: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious Apple, peeled: Bonza, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pink Lady, Sundowner Avocado, soft (A)
Loquat Apricot Berries: blackberries, boysenberries, cranberry, raspberry (A)
Pear Avocado, just ripe Blackcurrant (A)
Nashi pear Banana, ripe (NS) Cherry (A)
Banana, just ripe (NS) Berries: blueberry, mulberry Citrus (A)
Custard apple (A) Date (A)
Dragon fruit Dried apple, apricot, peach
Durian Dried banana, pawpaw (NS)
Feijoa (A) Dried currants, dates, figs, mango (A)
Fig (A) Dried prunes, raisins, sultanas (A) (G)
Guava Fruit confectionery (A) (G)
Grape, peeled (A) (G) Fruit flavours, jams, jellies (A) (G)
Jackfruit Grapes (A) (G)
Longan Kiwi fruit (A)
Lychee Passionfruit (A)
Mango (A) Pineapple (A)
Nectarine Plum (A) (G)
Papaya (NS) Redcurrant (A)
Pawpaw (NS) Strawberry
Peach Tomato, dried, paste, sauce (A) (G)


Note: This list is not fully eczema-safe. Use the acid-alkaline food charts if you want a list for purely eczema-safe foods.

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