Allergy diet - no garlic (strict)
This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.
To provide a diet that strictly excludes all varieties of garlic.
Avoids all foods containing garlic including trace amounts and all forms of garlic including fresh, dried, pastes and powders.
Allergy to garlic or complete avoidance for religious reasons.
- It is not possible to provide a full list of all permitted commercial products; the following are general guidelines only.
- Clarification is required for foods that contain compound ingredients (e.g. vegetable powders) to determine their components.
- Care should be taken to read all product ingredient lists to look for garlic or derivatives as ingredients.
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes||All others|
Dishes made with garlic including trace amounts
|Sauces, gravies||All others||Sauces containing garlic including trace amounts|
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice||All others||Dishes made with garlic ingredients including trace amounts|
|Vegetables||All others||Garlic and dishes made with garlic or garlic ingredients|
|Soups||All others||Soups containing garlic including trace amounts|
Sauces or condiments that contain garlic
|Salads, dressings||All others|
Salads and dressings containing garlic or ingredients with garlic
|Breads, cereals||All others||Garlic flavoured breads|
|Spreads||All others||Any spreads containing garlic including trace amounts|
|Hot breakfast choices||All others|
Items containing garlic or garlic ingredients
|Milk and cheese||All others||Cheese containing garlic|
|Biscuits||All others||Biscuits or crackers containing garlic or garlic ingredients|
Spices, flavourings and seasonings containing garlic or garlic ingredients
Pickles, chutneys and mustards containing garlic or garlic ingredients
- Almogren A, Shakoor Z, Adam MH. Garlic and onion sensitization among Saudi patients screened for food allergy: a hospital based study. African Health Sciences 2013; 13(3): 689-693