Allergy diet - salicylate low
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 excludes significant sources of naturally occurring salicylates, and flavourings high in salicylates.
Avoids vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts and spices high in salicylates.
This diet may not be nutritionally adequate – supplemental vitamin C may be required if followed for a long period of time.
Requires supervision by a dietitian.
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes||Plain cooked beef, lamb, pork, poultry and fish, made and served without gravy||Wet dishes including any vegetables other than peas or beans, or with any herbs, spices or fruit|
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice||Peeled potato, steamed, boiled or mashed Boiled or steamed rice Plain noodles||All others|
|Vegetables||Green beans, butter beans, peas||All others|
Sandwiches made on bread without vinegar
Plain meat, fish, chicken, egg, cheese
Lettuce, chives, shallots, celery
All other vegetables
Wholemeal or white bread
Rice Bubbles®, Weet-Bix™, All-Bran®, rolled oats
Breakfast cereals with added fruit, honey or cocoa
Corn Flakes®, muesli
Bread containing vinegar
|Spreads||Butter, margarine||Jam, honey, peanut butter, Vegemite™|
|Hot breakfast choices||Plain eggs or parsley omelette||Tomato, mushrooms, baked beans, spaghetti|
Fresh pears, drained canned pears
|All other fruits|
|Yoghurt||Plain natural yoghurt or vanilla yoghurt||Fruit yoghurt|
Fresh or canned pears
Plain milk-based desserts (custards, creamy rice, cheesecake, blancmange, ice-cream)
|All fruit-based desserts (except pears)|
|Milk and cheese||All plain milk, soy milk||Flavoured milk, milkshakes|
|Beverages||Water, milk||Tea, coffee, juices, soft drinks|
|Biscuits||Plain biscuits||Biscuits with fruit, chocolate or coconut|
|Miscellaneous||Cream, salt, sugar, vanilla||Pepper, curry powder, coconut, molasses, mint flavourings, nuts|
- Swain AR, Soutter VL, Loblay RH. Friendly food: the complete guide to avoiding allergies, additives and problem chemicals. Sydney: Murdoch Books; 2004.
- Janssen PL, Hollman PC, Venema DP, van Staveren WA, Katan MB. Salicylates in foods. Nutr Rev 1996;54:357-9.
- Swain AR, Dutton SP, Truswell AS. Salicylates in foods. J Am Diet Assoc 1985;85:950-60.
- Swain, Anne; Soutter, Velencia; Loblay, Robert (2013). RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook with Food & Shopping Guide (PDF). ISBN 9780980616408.
|References||Added Swain, Anne; Soutter, Valencia; Loblay Robert (2013). "RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook with Food & Shopping Guide" (PDF). ISBN 9780980616408|