Food Combining Rules
1 citrus-acid fruits
  • Acerola Cherry
  • Cranberry
  • Currants (red)
  • Grapefruit
  • Pomegranate
  • Tangelo
  • Tangerine
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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Fruits
(sub-acid)
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Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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  •  Pineapple
  •  Coconut
Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg
  • fc-icon-small.png Pomegranate
  • fc-icon-small.png Cranberry
Legumes-
Sprouts
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  •  Cranberries
Melons image1-7.jpg Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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  • fc-icon-small.png Lemon
Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg
  • fc-icon-small.png Lemon

Key:

Note: Citrus fruits contain the highest levels of citric acid, as well as ascorbic acid and vitamin C. These fruits have a sharp flavor and can be tart. Citrus fruits include grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes, tangelos, clementines, kumquat, and ugli fruit. Of all citrus fruits, lemons and limes contain the most citric acid, with about 4 grams of 100 grams of fruit.

2 Fruits (sub-acid)
  • Kiwi
  • Mangoes
  • Nectarine
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Prickly pear
  • VINE & BUSH
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Boysenberry
  • Elderberry
  • Gooseberry
  • Grapes (var.)
  • Huckleberry
  • Mulberry
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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Fruits
(sub-acid)
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Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg Legumes-
Sprouts
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  • fc-icon-small.png Banana
  • fc-icon-small.png Papaya
Melons image1-7.jpg
  •  Grapes
  •  Berries
Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg

Key:

Note: Sub-acid fruits are slightly acid and are low in calories, they are also known as low acid fruits. These fruits include soft fruits such as mangoes, apples, apricots and some of the common berries, such as strawberries and cherries.

3 Sweet Fruits-Palm Fruits
  • Apricots (dried)
  • Bananas
  • Carob
  • Coconut
  • Currants (black)
  • Dates
  • Figs (dried)
  • Peaches (dried)
  • Pears (dried)
  • Pineapple (dried)
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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  •  Prunes
  •  Pineapple
  •  Coconut
Fruits
(sub-acid)
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Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg Legumes-
Sprouts
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  • fc-icon-small.png Peanuts
  • fc-icon-small.png Carob
  • fc-icon-small.png Coconut
  • fc-icon-small.png Pineapple
Melons image1-7.jpg Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg
  • fc-icon-small.png Carob
  • fc-icon-small.png Coconut
  • fc-icon-small.png Pineapple

Key:

Note: The sweet fruit category is full of fruits that are high in nutrient density and are distinctly sweet to taste. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in this category, as well as many dried fruits such has dates, raisins and prunes. 

4 Neutral Fruits-Raw Nuts-Seeds
  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Brazilnut
  • Butternut
  • Cashew nut
  • Chinese chestnut
  • Coconut
  • Fibert (Hazelnut)
  • Macadamia
  • Oil
  • Olives (ripe)
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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Fruits
(sub-acid)
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Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg Legumes-
Sprouts
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Melons image1-7.jpg Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg

Key:

Note: A nut is a simple dry fruit in which the ovary wall becomes increasingly hard as it matures, and where the seed remains unattached or free within the ovary wall, the seed is generally edible. A seed is small, round, or oval object produced by a plant and from which, when it is planted a new plant can grow.

5 Grains
  • Oats
  • Popcorn
  • Rice (brown)
  • Rice (wild)
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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  • fc-icon-small.png Pomegranate
  • fc-icon-small.png Cranberry
Fruits
(sub-acid)
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Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg Legumes-
Sprouts
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Melons image1-7.jpg Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg

Key:

Note:All grains start life as whole grains. In their natural state growing in the fields, whole grains are the entire seed of a plant. This seed (also called a “kernel”) is made up of three edible parts – the bran, the germ, and the endosperm – protected by an inedible husk that protects the kernel from assaults by sunlight, pests, water, and disease.  A grain is considered to be a whole grain as long as all three original parts — the bran, germ, and endosperm — are still present in the same proportions as when the grain was growing in the fields.  Grains are important sources of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, several B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate), and minerals (iron, magnesium, and selenium).

6 Legumes (dry)-Sprouts
  • Chickpea
  • Cowpea (chinese pea)
  • Fava beans
  • Great northern beans
  • Holland gray peas
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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  •  Cranberries
Fruits
(sub-acid)
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  •  Papaya
  • nr-icon-small.png Banana
Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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  • fc-icon-small.png Pineapple
  • fc-icon-small.png Coconut
  • fc-icon-small.png Carob
  • fc-icon-small.png Peanuts
Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg Legumes-
Sprouts
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Melons image1-7.jpg Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg
  • fc-icon-small.png Potatoes

Key:

Note: A legume is a plant that has its seeds in a pod, such as the bean or pea. Many different plants produce beans and most types grow either as a bush or as a climbing plant. Most legumes are dehiscent fruits that release their seeds by splitting open along two seams, though some, such as peanuts and carob, do not naturally open. The fruits come in a variety of sizes and shapes; many, however, are long and narrow and bear their seeds in a single line. They are also an excellent source of protein and vitamins.

7 Melons
  • Crenshaw melon
  • Honeydew
  • Muskmelon
  • Nutmeg
  • Persian melon
  • Watermelon
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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Fruits
(sub-acid)
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  •  Berries
  •  Grapes
Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg Legumes-
Sprouts
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Melons image1-7.jpg Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg

Key:

Note:A melon is a large fruit which is sweet and juicy inside and has a hard green or yellow skin. Containing niacin, vitamin A, B6, C, potassium and their high water content, make it an excellent diuretic and the body's ability to break it down immediately.  Digestion time approximately 15 - 30 minutes.

8 Succulent Foods-Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Green & Yellow beans
  • Ground cherry
  • Okra
  • Peas (edible podded)
  • Peas-Beans(green, fresh, shell varieties)
  • Peppers (sweet)
  • Pumpkin
  • SQUASH WINTER (varieties)
  • Acorn
  • Banana
  • Buttercup
  • Butternut
  • Gold nugget
  • Hubbard
  • Sweet corn
  • Tomatoes(all varieties)
  • SQUASH SUMMER (varieties)
  • Scaliop (patty pan)
  • Vegetable Spaghetti Squash
  • Yellow Crockneck
  • Zucchini
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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  • fc-icon-small.png Lemon
Fruits
(sub-acid)
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Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg Legumes-
Sprouts
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Melons image1-7.jpg Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg
  • fc-icon-small.png Tomatoes

Key:

Note:These foods are typically classified in the culinary world as vegetables, but botanically speaking many of these vegetables are actually fruits. A fruit is the part of the flowerng plant that contain the seeds and are the means of disseminating the seeds. Nutritionally, fruits are generally described as being sweet and fleshy, and served as part of desserts or as a snack, while vegetables are botanically described as all other parts of the plant such as leaves, roots, stems and flower buds, and are not so sweet but are more savory, they are often served as part of the main dish. This group of foods especially the squashes have a variety of colors, patterns and shapes as well as their high nutritional values in vitamins and minerals.

9 Vegetables
  • Globe artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce(varieties)
  • Mustard greens
  • Parsley
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach(varieties)
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
  • [Seaweed Vegetation]
  • Agar agar
  • Ouse
  • Irish moss
  • Kelp
  • Niori
  • Wakame
 
  • [Edible Fungi]
  • Mushrooms
  • Yeast food
  • MISC (table herbs -Weeds)
  • Cornfrey
  • Dandelon greens
  • Lamb’s quarters
  • Netties
Citrus-Acid
Fruits
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  • fc-icon-small.png Lemon
Fruits
(sub-acid)
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Sweet
Fruits-Palm
Fruits
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  • fc-icon-small.png Coconut
  • fc-icon-small.png Pineapple
  • fc-icon-small.png Carob
Neutral
Fruits-Raw
Nuts-Seeds
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Grains image1-5.jpg Legumes-
Sprouts
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  • fc-icon-small.png Potatoes
Melons image1-7.jpg Succulent
Foods-
Tomatoes
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  • fc-icon-small.png Tomatoes
Vegetables (leafy, Flower, Root) image1-9.jpg

Key:

Note: Vegetables are edible plant parts including stems and stalks, roots, tubers, bulbs, leaves and flowers. They generally consumed raw or cooked with a main dish, in a mixed dish, as an appetizer or in a salad.