Q:

What fruits are nonacidic?

A:

Quick Answer

Bananas, dates, figs, papayas, persimmons, pears and some varieties of grapes are all non-acidic, sweet fruits. Prunes and raisins are examples of non-acidic dried fruits, although it's important to note that even though prunes are considered non-acidic, fresh plums fall into the category of sub-acidic fruits.

  Know More

Full Answer

There are also a number of non-acidic fruits that are less common in the western world, such as jackfruit, longan, mamey sapote, mangosteen and jujube or Chinese date.

Fruits are typically put into one of four categories: acid, subacid, high fat and sub-acidic or sweet. Sometimes melons are also put into their own category, although the majority of them have a very low pH level. This includes watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydew melons. Most varieties of grapes fall into the sub-acidic category, although sweeter varieties like Muscat or Thompson are considered non-acidic.

The fruits in the high-fat category are also typically considered non-acidic, but they are grouped together due to their high fat content. This group includes avocados, olives and coconuts. On the other end of the spectrum, citrus fruits generally have the highest acid content, as they contain ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C. Of these, lemons and grapefruits tend to have the highest level of acid.

Learn more about Fruits & Veggies

Try a quiz

Q:
How many bugs do you eat while sleeping?

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What fruits start with the letter "V"?

    A:

    Some fruits that start with the letter "V" are vanilla and Victoria plums. In botany, a fruit is defined as a structure that grows from the ovary of a flowering plant. It makes a protective enclosure for the seed and aids in its dispersal.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Which fruit is the healthiest?

    A:

    There is no specific fruit than can be deemed as the healthiest due to the fact that all fruits have nutritious value. Though some fruits have been deemed "superfruits," this is simply a marketing term created in 2005. However, superfruits do tend to have higher antioxidant levels than traditional fruits.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are berries fruit?

    A:

    All common berries are fruits. True berries such as blueberries, grapes and currants are defined as fleshy fruits produced from one flower and one ovary. Other fruits commonly called berries, such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and boysenberries, are not true berries.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What fruit is a member of the rose family?

    A:

    Apples, pears, peaches, cherries, blackberries, strawberries, quinces, apricots, and raspberries are fruits of the rose family. Fruits of the rose family typically have flowers with five petals centered around a cup that holds pistils and stamens.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore