Fruit Combination Chart

6 May

* New * Food Combination Chart Gifts: a comprehensive chart listing foods that are acid or alkalizing to the body’s pH, how to combine foods for optimal assimilation and digestion, as well as digestion times of various foods.
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This fruit combining chart is based on the different enzymes needed to digest the different fruits. All fruits listed in one classification may be combined and eated with another, but not with any other classification of fruit.

*Melons should be eaten alone.
*Pineapple may be combined with leafy greens and wheatgrass, or eaten alone, or combined with acid fruits.

Acid Fruits

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Pineapple
  • Tangelo
  • Pomegranate
  • Tangerine
  • Strawberry
  • Cranberry

Sub-Acid Fruits

  • Peach
  • Berries
  • Pear
  • Apple
  • Mango
  • Apricot
  • Papaya
  • Plum
  • Lychee

Sweet Fruits

  • Banana
  • Persimmon
  • Grape
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Cherry
  • Fig
  • Sapodilla
  • Dried Fruits

Melons (Melons should be eaten alone)

  • Watermelon
  • Crenshaw
  • Muskmelon
  • Cantelope
  • Charentais
  • Persian
  • Casaba
  • Honeydew
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9 Responses to “Fruit Combination Chart”

  1. Maximus December 20, 2007 at 7:25 am #

    I would like to see a continuation of the topic

  2. Amarjit Singh June 12, 2008 at 12:26 am #

    Where do Lychee and Sapodilla fit in?

    • organicgarden January 17, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

      Hi Amarjit,
      Thanks for your question. We did a little research and came up with the following…
      A lychee is in the drupe family; like apricots and plums. It is categorized as a sub-acid fruit.

      A Sapodilla is categorized as a sweet fruit. (we’re pretty sure it’s related to a persimmon)

      We have updated our original post to accommodate those fruits and we created a comprehensive food combination chart with those fruits featured too.

      Thanks again!

  3. Pierre December 30, 2010 at 6:57 am #

    A nutrition ‘expert’ who worked in a gym once told me that one should not eat fresh pineapple together with fresh kiwi fruit. It’s something to do with different fruit enzymes interacting. The mixture would become difficult for us to digest. Is this true ? There is nothing on the internet about this at all!

  4. Tad June 6, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    I’m assuming raisons fall into the sweet fruit classification since it started life as a grape??

  5. N. Gill October 18, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    I thought berries were in the acid category. I’ve been combining my berries (rasp,blue,goji) with pineapple and clementines for breakfast for years thinking that was a good combination.

    • organicgarden October 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

      You’re right N. Gill. For the most part, berries are in the sub-acid category. Strawberries and cranberries are in the acid category.Thank you for pointing that out! I’ve modified the chart.

  6. Mary December 27, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    I’m wondering why papaya is both a sweet fruit and a sub-acid fruit?

  7. HarlemFX November 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    If juicing, do the combinations still apply, or can you combine freely?

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