What Is the Acidity Content of Various Fruits?


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Apples have a pH level between 3.3 and 4.0, oranges have a pH between 3.69 and 4.34, and peaches have a pH level between 3.30 and 4.05. Bananas have a pH between 4.50 and 5.20, frozen blueberries' pH measures between 3.11 and 3.22, and frozen cherries have a pH between 3.32 and 3.37. Cantaloupe has a pH between 6.13 and 6.58 and honeydew melons have a pH between 6.0 and 6.67.

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The pH level of a food is a measure of its acidity. A food that's considered acidic generally has a pH under 4.6, while a food with a lower pH contains more acid. The pH level of the same food can vary depending on the processing and manufacturing methods. It is also possible to increase the acidity level of a food by adding lemon juice, lime juice or vinegar. Lemon juice and lime juice are very acidic with pH levels between 2.0 and 2.8.

Foods that are low in acid have a pH level between 4.6 and 6.9, while foods completely devoid of acid have pH values larger than 7.0. Vegetables, other than some tomatoes, usually have a lower acid content and therefore a higher pH than most fruits.

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