A few things to note:
- No fruit means raw, dried, or cooked. Also juiced. If you can’t eat it, don’t drink it!
- This also includes all oils, barks, peels, etc. derived from these fruits.
- “Why is there a list of obvious fruits?” you ask. Because if it’s not on a list, I might assume it’s okay.
- Hidden is the stuff with long science names. Sneaky is a bare bones ingredient you’d think is safe but still manages to contain fruit derivatives.
- This list may grow. Please check with your healthcare professional before eating something you think counts as fruit but don’t see on the list!!
- Citric Acid (it’s everywhere!)
- Acetic Acid (apple derivative)
- Ascorbyl Palmitate (usually contains palm oil)
- Cinnamon (gives me migraines)
From my Naturopath’s website, foods that contain fruit are:
- Any food cooked or flavored with fruit or fruit extracts.
- Many vitamins contain fruits, such as Bioflavenoids, or Ascorbyl Palmitate.
- Most honey contains fruit.
- Most white flour products have Citric acid (a fruit product) added as a preservative, but not labeled as such. Be careful with white flour products (except pasta).
- palm, palm oil
- olives and, by extension, olive oil
- apple cider vinegar (apple)
- balsamic vinegar (grapes)
- fruit liquors