The pH of Foods List

Knowing the pH of foods is important when it comes to preserving them. Whether food is acidic or not tells us a bit about how they should be processed and it is very important if you are canning, for example.

The pH values of the foods in the list below are approximate and there will always be some variations. Where a fruit or vegetable is ripe or not, the variety and the environment it was grown or comes from can all affect the pH so these figures are just an approximation.

When it comes to preserving food you should always follow a trusted recipe from a reliable source. The pH values here are sourced from FDA figures and will be updated when new information is available.

Approximate pH values of Fruits, Vegetables, Meat & Fish.