Question by  apple (447)

What is the acid content in raspberries?

I know someone who can not eat highly acidic foods (and therefore should probably stay away from moderately acidic foods too) and I'm wondering if he can eat raspberries. I'm looking for an acidic content value in raspberries, as well as comparable fruits in terms of acidic content.


Answer by  lalallalala (180)

Rapsberries are a low acid fruit, like strawberries and blueberries. A lemon is about 5 percent acid where as rasperries around one or two percent making them a much lesser acid.


Answer by  rascuache (34)

Raspberries have a very low percentage of Acid, around 1 - 2 % acid. Your friend should be able to eat them without too much irritation. Other berries like strawberries and blue berries should be fine too.


Answer by  sandshire (20)

There is a book by Harold McGee called the Curious Cook that lists the acidity (as a percentage) of various fruits. Raspberries are listed as having as 1. 6%, along with strawberries and black berries. Watermelon and peaches are listed as being very low,. 2 and. 4% respectively.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

The raspberry is considered a low acid fruit. The acid they do contain is ellagic acid, with is an anti cancer acid. This acid has been clonically proven to cause cell death in cancer cells. Raspberries are the best souce for this type of acid.


Answer by  askandyoushallreceive (658)

Raspberries are moderately low acidic fruits. The seeds should also be watched out for, they are pretty annoying. Raspberries are not nearly as acidic a lemon for say, though it is about as acidic as a strawberry or cantelope.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

One cup of raspberries has 1. 6% of ellagic acid. This acid is vital to boosting the immune system and slowing the growth of some cancers. Berries have a higher content of acid, but eaten in small quanities I would think it would be okay.

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