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SALICYLATE FREE SHOPPING

This list is accurate at the time of publishing but as research is ongoing levels can change.

Unfortunately, most products have salicylates in them so you need to check the labels.

 

 

Salicylates in Ingredients

Aspirin
Acetylsalicylic acid
Artificial food colouring and flavouring
Benzoates
Beta-hydroxy acid
Magnesium salicylate
Menthol(menthol or chemicals beginning with CAMPH or MENTH)
Mint
Peppermint
Phenylethyl salicylate
Salicylic acid
Sodium salicylate
Spearmint

Artificially  preservatives and colourings in foods

Salicylate sensitive individuals also tend to have adverse reactions to benzoates and tartrazine which are artificially preservatives and colourings added to food.

 

Chemical name and E-number to avoid:

E122 (tartrazine); E104 (quinoline yellow); E107 (yellow 2g); E110 (sunset yellow); E122 (azorubine); E123 (amaranth); E124 (ponceau 4R); E127 (erythrosine); E128 (red 2g); E131 (patent blue); E132 (indigo carminie); E120-E219 inclusive (called the benzoates), E621, E622 and E623 (called the glutamates).

 

Foods with none or low Salicylates in them

Fruit
Banana, lime, pear,  golden delicious apples,  pawpaw, tamarillo
Vegetables
Bamboo shoot, Shallots, cabbage - green/white, celery, green split peas -dried, lentils, lettuce - iceberg, swede.beans dried (not borlotti),potatoes, bamboo shoots,beans (dried – not borlotti),cabbage (green or white),celery,(brown,red),Lettuce (iceberg)peas (dried),swede,bean Sprouts,Borlotti beans, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,  chickpeas ,chives, choko, fresh asparagus, green beans, green, leek, mung bean sprouts, yellow split peas.
Grains
Barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, rice, rye, wheat, rice cereals (plan)

Nuts
Poppyseed, cashews, hazelnuts, pecan, sunflower seeds
Seasonings
Salt, malt vinegar, golden syrup, maple syrup (pure), apple butter (only if homemade from acceptable varieties of apples), chives, fennel – dried, garlic, saffron, shallots, soy sauce (if free of spices)

Oils
Butter, canola oil, margarine, safflower oil, soy oil, sunflower oil. (cold-pressed oils), ghee.

Sweeteners
Maple syrup, golden syrup, white sugar, carob, cocoa, homemade caramel, white sugar, golden syrup, malt extract.

Meats
All fresh meats, beef, chicken, eggs, fish, lamb, organ meats, rabbit, sausage casing, scallops, veal and more!.generally avoid liver and prawns and any processed meat.

Baking
Arrowroot, cornflour, malt, malt extract, rice flour, rye flour, sago, soy flour, tapioca, wheat flour, golden syrup, malt, malt extract,
Poppy seeds, rice flour, rye flour, sago, soy flour, sugar (brown, castor, granulated, icing, powdered), tapioca, wheat flour.

Dairy
Butter, cream, cheese (not blue vein), milk, yoghurt (natural only), Ice cream, rice milk, goat milk, soy milk, tofu
Butter, cheese (not blue vein), milk, yoghurt - natural only but you can add your own fruit.

Beverages
Decaffeinated coffee, milk, Ovaltine, homemade pear juice, soya milk, rice milk, water, dandelion coffee.

Alcohol
Gin, Whiskey, Vodka

You can also select from the low Salicylate chart bearing in mind accumulative effect.

 

Shopping list

Some foods I have found safe of course you can find many more you just need to check labels.! Also, companies frequently change the ingredients. Lots will just say vegetable oil and flavourings. I rang a company once to ask what were the flavouring and they said it just came in a large bottle with flavoring on it!!.
See list above for negligible salicylate fruit & vegetables but I also some times include in my diet low salicylates such as chives, garlic, celery, brussels sprouts, iceberg lettuce, leeks, shallots. soya sauce, pawpaw, golden delicious apples.

Cooking Oils
Sunflower oil, canola oil,  safflower oil (not cold-pressed, no synthetic antioxidants 310-321)

Savoury
Baked Kettle Chips -ready salted

Biscuits
All butter shortbread

Dairy
Ice cream: kelly of Cornwall clotted cream Ice cream, magnums
Yoghurts most plain ones but check ingredients, Muller corner -chocolate
Yakult
Cream Fraise
Fromage frais plain
Most plain cheeses

Philadelphia
Most butters are alright Anchor
Eggs

Cereals
Oat So Simple -Golden Syrup
Bran flakes (check ingredients some have honey!)
Special K
Rice Krispies
Rolled oats
Rice Bran
All-Bran
Special K
Weetabix

Tinned
Canned fruit Pears in syrup (not natural juice),
Canned beans eg red kidney, chickpeas, butter beans, borlotti beans, three or more bean mixes, green beans.

Frozen
McCain chips straight chips in sunflower oil
Garden peas
Brussels sprouts

Sweets
Werther's Original toffees
Green & Black organic chocolate. (Yes there is life after salicylate )
Milk fills (Asda), white marshmallows.

Desserts
Yoghurt(natural and vanilla), sago and tapioca, occasional homemade apple pie made from golden delicious apples(low sals), Ice creams.
Spreads, jam Golden syrup, malt extract, home-made pear jam only
Sugar: caster sugar, icing sugar, Light brown sugar, White sugar

Nuts
Cashew nuts, pecan nuts( low salicylates)

Flour
Plain and self-raising check ingredients.

Pasta
All plain pasta, couscous, rice plain but not flavoured like basmati rice Salt Sea salt or rock salt

Beverages
Decaffeinated coffee, milk, Ovaltine, soya milk, rice milk, water. Soda water, tonic water, homemade pear juice, homemade lemonade

Alcohol
Gin, Whiskey, Vodka

 Parsley

Toiletries

There are company's claiming to be salicylate free products but they use parabens and sodium benzoates to preserve them !!.

Simple soap
I have not found a failsafe shampoo so I use normal shampoo and ring well!
Toothpaste - I use sodium bicarbonate or salt( some say it is abrasive on the teeth but I have been using it for 8 years without a problem.)
Toilet rolls-plain white
Tissues check for balsam and use plain white only

Goats powder for washing my face!

Moisturisers
Organic soya oil full of vitamin E and is absorbed into the skin quickly and is not greasy.
Pure Shea Butter(also great for sunburn and very dry skin )
Pure vitamin E oil

 

Cosmetics

Check labels for salicylates .and also avoid cosmetic or skin preparation which says "beta hydroxy acid", as this is salicylic acid .
Makeup
Minerals makeup
 

Medicines
Antihistamines ( check ingredients with pharmacist)
Paracetamol - very hard to get them without E numbers!
(Tylenol contains benzoic acid which is chemically similar to salicylates it is best avoided)

 

Vitamins that do not contain salicylates.
Read the label and avoid anything that has bioflavinoids, rose hips, flavonoids, rutin, quercetin. or plant oils, gels or extracts (such as ginseng, kava kava, alfalfa, aloe vera)

 

House cleaning
A steamer is best. Sodium bicarbonate, vinegar, lemons.
Toilet-Harpic White & Shine Original with sodium bicarbonate
Air fresheners -use vanilla essence in water and spray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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