Thursday, November 18, 2010

Low and High-Oxalate Foods

It is recommended that people with Vulvodynia eat a low-Oxalate diet. Here is a list of foods and where they fall.

Low-Oxalate Foods- you CAN eat

applesauce, avocado, bananas, grapefruit, green grapes, melons, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, mushrooms, nectarines, onions, fresh peas, plums, radishes, noodles, oatmeal, rice spaghetti, white bread, jellies, preserves, oils, salad dressing, apple juice, lemonade or lime aid (without peel), wine, cheese, eggs, milk, lean pork, poultry, yogurt, bacon, lean beef, lean lamb, and seafood.

Medium-Oxalate Foods- Caution

apple, apricots, asparagus, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapple, prunes, broccoli, carrots, corn, cucumber, lettuce, Lima beans, parsnips, canned peas, tomatoes, turnip, watercress, cornbread, sponge cake, bottled beer, coffee, cola, orange juice, tomato juice, sardines, marmalade, and pepper (greater than 1 tsp per day).

High-Oxalate Foods-AVOID

blackberries, blueberries, currents, fruit salad, gooseberries, peel of lemon, lime, or orange, black raspberries, red currants, rhubarb, strawberries, grits (white corn), nuts, nut butter, popcorn, wheat bran, wheat germ, draft beer, instant coffee, juices containing berries, ovaltine, Tea (ANY Tea), beets, beet greens, celery, dark leafy greens, eggplants, beans (string, wax legume types including baked beans canned in tomato sauce), leeks, okra spinach, summer squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomato soup, tomato sauce, cocoa, chocolate, fruit cake, soy products (tofu, soy sauce), cinnamon (greater than 1 tsp per day).


  1. I love ALL of these foods! It makes me want to cry just thinking about not eating as many peaches as I can in the summer! There must be another way!

  2. Me too!!! I really don't know if I can do it! Giving up coffee is going to kill me!