Oxalate Diet

Do not eat foods containing more than 50 mg oxalate per 100 gm serving. Foods containing between 5-50 mg should be eaten in moderation (a single 4-ounce serving per day). Remember the purpose of the low oxalate diet is to avoid supersaturation (excess concentration) of the urine with oxalate; therefore small amounts periodically are less harmful than single large amounts. Diluting the urine with large quantities of water is essential with this diet.

Oxalate Content By Food Groups

The following tables are the most comprehensive list of oxalate containing foods that is currently available. If a food is not on the list, it means that it has likely not been tested for oxalate content. Any foods that are not on the list should be eaten in moderation as their oxalate content is not known.

* = Notably high level of oxalate
** = Very high level of oxalate

Cereals and Cereal Products

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Bread, white

4.9

Cake, fruit

11.8*

Cake, sponge
7.4*
Cornflakes
2.0
Crackers, soybean
207.0**
Egg noodle (Chow mien)
1.0
Grits (white corn)
41.0*
Macaroni, boiled
1.0
Oatmeal, porridge
1.0
Spaghetti, boiled
1.5
Spaghetti in red sauce
4.0

Wheat Germ

269.0**

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Milk and Milk Products

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Butter

0.0

Cheese, cheddar

0.0

Margarine
0.0
Milk
0.15

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Meats, Fish and Eggs

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm 

Bacon, streaky fried

3.3

Beef, canned corned

0.0

Beef, topside roast
0.0
Chicken, roast
0.0
Eggs, boiled
0.0
Fish, Haddock
0.2
Fish, Plaice
0.3
Fish, Sardines
4.8
Ham
1.6
Hamburger, grilled
0.0
Lamb, roast
trace
  Liver

7.1*

Pork, roast

1.7

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Fruits

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Apples, raw

3.0

Apricots

2.8

Avocado
0.0
Bananas, raw
trace
Berries, Black
18.0*
Berries, Blue
15.0*
Berries, Dew
14.0*
Berries, Green Goose
88.0**
Berries, Raspberries - black
53.0**
Berries, Raspberries - red
15.0*
Berries, Strawberries, canned
15.0*

Berries, Strawberries, raw

10.0*

Cherries, bing
0.0
Cherries, sour
1.1
Currants, black
4.3
Currants, red
19.0*
Fruit Salad, canned
12.0*
Grapes, Concord
25.0*
Grapes, Thompson seedless
0.0
Lemon peel
83.0**
Lime peel
110.0**

Mangoes

0.0

Melons: Cantaloupe, Casaba
0.0
Melons: Honeydew, Watermelon
0.0
Nectarines
0.0
Orange , raw
4.0
Peaches, Albert
5.0*
Peaches, canned
1.2
Peaches, Hiley
0.0
Peaches, Stokes
1.2
Pears
3.0
  Pears, Bartlett canned

1.7

  Pineapple, canned

1.0

  Plums, Damson

10.0*

  Plums, Golden Gage

1.1

  Plums, Green Gage

0.0

  Preserves, red plum jam

0.5

Preserves, strawberry jam

9.4*

Prunes, Italian

5.8*

Rhubarb, canned

600.0**

Rhubarb, stewed, no sugar

860.0**

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Beverages - alcoholic

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Beer, bottled

0.0

Beer, draft

1.0

Beer, Lager draft, Tuborg Pilsner
4.0
Stout, Guiness Draft
2.0
Cider
0.0
Sherry, dry
trace
Wine, Port
trace
Wine, Rose
1.5
Wine, White
0.0

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Vegetables

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Asparagus

5.2

Beans, green boiled

15.0*

Beans in tomato sauce

19.0*

Beetroot, boiled

675.0**

Beetroot, pickled

500.0**

Broccoli, boiled

trace

Brussels Sprouts, boiled

0.0

Cabbage, boiled

0.0

Carrots, canned

4.0

Cauliflower, boiled

1.0

Celery

20.0*

Chard, Swiss

645.0**

Chive

1.1

Collards

74.0*

Corn, yellow

5.2*

Cucumber, raw

1.0

Dandelion greens

24.6*

Eggplant

18.0*

Escarole

31.0*

Kale

13.0*

Leek

89.0**

Lettuce

3.0

Lima beans

4.3

Mushrooms

2.0

Mustard greens

7.7*

Okra

146.00**

Onion, boiled

3.0

Parsley, raw

100.0**

Parsnips

10.0*

Peas, canned

1.0

Pepper, green

16.0*

 

Pokeweed

476.0**

 

Potatoes, white boiled

0.0

 

Potatoes, sweet

56.0**

 

Radishes

0.3

 

Rice, boiled

0.0

 

Rutabagas

19.0*

Spinach, boiled

750.0**

Spinach, frozen

600.0**

Squash, summer

22.0*

 

Tomatoes, raw

2.0

 

Turnips, boiled

1.0

Watercress, early curled

10.0*

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Nuts

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Peanuts, roasted

187.0**

Pecans

202.0**

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Confectionery

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Chocolate, plain

117.0**

Jelly, w/allowed fruit

0.0

Marmalade
10.8*
Sweets (plain candies)
0.0

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Beverages, (Non-Alcoholic)

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Barley water, bottled

0.0

Coca-Cola

trace

Coffee ( 0.5 g Nescafe/100ml)

3.2

Lemon Squash drink (lemonade)

1.0

Lucozade, bottled (soda)

0.0

Orange Squash drink (orangeade)

2.5

Ovaltine ( 2 gm in 100ml)

10.0*

Pepsi-Cola

2.0

Ribena (black currant drink)

2.0

Tea, Indian: 2 min infusion

55.0**

Tea, Indian: 4 min infusion

72.0**

 

Tea, Indian: 6 min infusion

78.0**

Tea, rosehip

4.0

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Juices

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Apple juice

trace

Cranberry juice

6.6*

Grape juice

5.8*

Grapefruit juice

0.0

Orange juice

0.5

Pineapple juice

0.0

Tomato juice

5.0*

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Miscellaneous

Type Of Food

Oxalate mg/100 gm

Cocoa , dry powder

623.0**

Coffee powder (Nescafe)

33.0*

Chicken Noodle, Oxtail soup

1.0

Lemon juice

1.0

Lime juice

0.0

Ovaltine, powder canned

35.0*

Pepper

419.0**

Tomato Soup

3.0

Vegetable Soup

5.0*

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