Mainstream Urology Center for Men's Sexual and Reproductive Health

Kidney Stone Prevention - Low Oxalate Diet

Unfortunately, oxalate is found in healthy plant foods. What can become confusing for some patients is that they have already been put on dietary restrictions because of other medical conditions (i.e. heart related problems, diabetes, blood pressure). You may have been told by another physician to, "eat a diet low in fat and sugar but rich in vegetables." What now? The key to diets is: everything within moderation. If you have been told to watch your oxalate intake then remember to cut back on the portion size of the high oxalate containing foods and the number of times a day or week you are eating these foods. Here and there you will indulge, and when you do, make sure you flush out the extra oxalate with an added 8 oz glass of water - before and after your treat!

Below is the most comprehensive oxalate content list available. Find your favorite beverages and foods and eat or drink them only in moderation. Sometimes high oxalate containing foods are found within a food. A good example of this is sausage. Generally, sausage contains a lot of pepper, and pepper has a high oxalate content.

All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
Foods containing between 5-50 mg should be eaten in moderation (no more than a 4 oz serving/day).

Cereals and Cereal Products | Meats, Fish and Eggs
Milk and Milk Products | Fruits
Beverages - Alcoholic | Vegetables
Nuts | Confectionary
Beverages | Juices
Miscellaneous

 

Cereals and Cereal Products
Bread, white 4.9    Grits (white corn) 41.0*
Cake, fruit 11,8*    Macaroni, boiled 1.0
Cake.sponge 7.4*    Oatmeal, porridge 1.0
Cornflakes 2.0    Spaghetti, boiled 1.5
Crackers, soybean 207.0**    Spaghetti in red sauce 4.0
Egg noodle (Chow mein) 1.0    Wheat Germ 269.0**
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Meats, Fish and Eggs
Bacon, fried 3.3    Fish, sardines 4.8
Beef, canned corned 0.0    Ham 1.6
Beef. topside roast 0.0    Hamburger, grilled 0.0
Chicken, roast 0.0 0.0    Lamb, roast trace
Eggs, boiled 0.0    Liver 7.1*
Fish, haddock 0.2    Pork, roast 3-7
Fish, plaice 0.3       
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Milk and Milk Products
Butter 0.0    Margarine 0.0
Cheese,Cheddar 0.0    Milk 0.15
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Fruits
Apples, raw 3.0    Mangoes 0.0
Apricots 2.8    Melons: cantaloupe, casaba 0.0
Apples, raw 3.0    Mangoes 0.0
Avocado 0.0    Melons: honeydew, water 0.0
Banana, raw trace    Nectarines 0.0
Berries, black 18.0*    Orange, raw 4.0
Berries, blue 15.0*    Peaches, Albert 5.0*
Berries, dew 14.0*    Peaches, can 1.2
Berries, Green Goose 88.0**    Peaches, Hiley 0.0
Berries, raspberries black 53.0**    Peaches, stokes 1.2
Berries, raspberries red 15.0*    Pears 3.0
Berries, strawberries, can 15.0*    Pears, Bartlett, can 1.7
Berries, strawberries, raw 10.0*    Pineapple, can 1.0
Cherries. Bing 0.0    Plums, Damson 10.0*
Cherries, sour 1.1    Plums, Golden Gage 1.1
Currants, black 4.3    Plums, Green Gage 0.0
Currants, red 19.0*    Preserves, red plum jam 0.5
Fruit salad, can 12.0*    Preserves, strawberry jam 9.4*
Grapes, concord 25.0*    Prunes, Italian 5.8*
Grapes, Thompson seedless 0.0    Rhubarb, can 600.0**
Lemon peel 83.0**    Rhubarb, stewed, no sugar 800.0**
Lime peel 110.0**       
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Beverages - Alcoholic
Beer, bottled 0.0    Sherry, dry trace
Beer, draft 1.0    Wine, port trace
Beer, lager draft 4.0    Wine, rose 1.5
Stout, Guinness draft 2.0    Wine, white 0.0
Cider 0.0       
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Vegetables
Asparagus 5.2    Lima beans 4.3
Beans, green boiled 15.0*    Mushrooms 2.0
Beans in tomato sauce 19.0*    Mustard greens 7.7*
Beetroot, boiled 675.0**    Okra 146.0**
Beetroot pickled 500.0**    Onion, boiled 3.0
Broccoli, boiled trace    Parsley, raw 100.0**
Brussels sprouts, boiled 0.0    Parsnips 10.0*
Cabbage, boiled 0.0    Peas, can 1.0
Carrots, can 4.0    Pepper, green 16.0*
Cauliflower, boiled 1.0    Pokeweed 476.0**
Celery 20.0*    Potatoes, white boiled 0.0
Chard, swiss 645.0**    Potatoes, sweet 56.0**
Chive 1.1    Radishes 0.3
Collards 74.0*    Rice, boiled 0.0
Corn, yellow 5.2*    Rutabagas 19.0*
Cucumber, raw 1.0    Spinach, boiled 0.0
Dandelion greens 24.6*    Spinach, frozen 600.0**
Eggplant 18.0*    Squash, summer 22.0*
Escarole 31.0*    Tomatoes, raw 2.0
Kale 13.0*    Turnips, boiled 1.0
Leek 89.0    Watercress, early curled 10.0*
Lettuce 3,0       
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Nuts
Peanuts, roasted 187.0**    Pecans 202.0**
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Confectionary
Chocolate, plain 117.0**    Marmalade 10.8*
Jelly, with allowed fruit 0.0    Sweets (hard candies) 0.0
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Beverages
Barley water, bottled 0.0    Pepsi-Cola 2.0
Coca-Cola trace    Ribena (black currant drink) 2.0
Coffee (0.5 g Nescafe/100ml) 3.2    Tea, Indian: 2 min infusion 55.0**
Lemon Squash (lemonade) 1.0    Tea, Indian: 4 min infusion 72.0**
Lucozade, bottled (soda) 2.5    Tea. Indian: 6 min infusion 78.0**
Orange Squash (orangeade) 2.5    Tea, rosehip 4.0
Ovaltine (2gmin 100ml) 10.0*       
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Juices
Apple juice trace    Orange juice 0.5
Cranberry juice 6.6*    Pineapple Juice 0.0
Grape Juice 5.8*    Tomato juice 5.5*
Grapefruit juice 0.0       
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate



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Miscellaneous
Cocoa, dry powder 623.0**    Ovaltine, powder can 35.0*
Coffee powder (Nescafe) 33.0*    Pepper (black) 419.0**
Chicken Noodle, Oxtail soup 1.0    Tomato soup 3.0
Lemon juice 1.0    Vegetable soup 5.0*
Lime juice 0.0       
All foods/beverages are reported by the milligram of oxalate/100gm.
*Notably high level of oxalate
**Very high level of oxalate

The above diet information is from Litholink



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