Fact sheetDiet specifications

Published on 1 Nov 2011


Allergy diet - citrus free

This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.

Aim

To provide a diet without any citrus products.

Characteristics

Avoids orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mandarin, tangelo and any foods containing them.

Indications

  • sore mouth and throat
  • oesophagitis

Nutritional adequacy

Nutritionally adequate.

Precautions

None.

Paediatrics

Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.

Specific menu planning guidelines

Allowed Not allowed
Hot main dishesAll others

Dishes containing citrus fruit, peel or juice

Lemon or lime garnish on fish

Sauces, graviesAll othersOrange, lime or lemon sauces
Starchy vegetables / pasta / riceAll-
VegetablesAll-
SoupsAll-
SandwichesAll-
Salads, dressingsAll othersNo orange, lemon, mandarin or grapefruit pieces or juices
Breads, cerealsAll-
SpreadsAll othersLemon butter, marmalade
Hot breakfast choicesAll-
FruitAll other fruitOrange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin
YoghurtAll other yoghurtAny yoghurt containing orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin
DessertsAll othersLemon-, lime- or orange-based desserts (e.g. lemon delicious pudding)
Milk and cheeseAll-
BeveragesTea, coffee, cordial, other juicesOrange, lemon, lime, mandarin or grapefruit juice
BiscuitsAll-
MiscellaneousAllCitrus peel

References

  1. Agency for Clinical Innovation. Nutrition standards for adult inpatients in NSW hospitals. Sydney: ACI; 2011.
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