Are strawberries acidic or alkaline? Let’s take a closer look…
Despite the fact that strawberries contain some five different kinds of acids (citric acid, ascorbic acid, malic acid, ellagic acid and pantothenic acid), strawberries are categorized as an alkalizing fruit, which means that it has an alkaline effect on your body.
All foods and beverages have a pH measurement, which measures the acidity of foods. Interestingly, food pH and beverage pH may change once they are digested by your body. For example, orange juice has an acidic pH outside of the body, with a pH range of about 3-4. But, once orange juice is metabolized, it will leave alkaline residues in your body. Therefore, the effect of food pH inside your body may be very different than the pH of the food itself.
Those who suffer from problems with heart burn will be able to confidently eat strawberries, because it will not exacerbate the problem at all.
A strawberry falls between 3.00 and 3.90 on the pH scale, but is considered moderate Alkaline.
The pH of lemon juice on the other hand, ranges from 2.00 to 2.6, making it very acidic and not at all ideal for people who have problems with acid reflux/heart burn. But if you happen to have this problem, there are many different fruits you will be able to eat, including strawberries.
To eat a diet with more of an alkaline producing food pH or neutral food pH, increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and milk. Also, since food pH can change inside your body, it’s a good idea to use pH testing strips to test your urine. These testing strips will give you a better idea of what pH effect your diet is having on your body.
In general, you should aim for 75-80 percent alkaline forming foods and 20-25 percent acid forming foods.
So, are strawberries Acidic? No, they are not!
Then, are strawberries Alkaline? Yes, they are moderately alkaline!