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Food to Eat on the Raw Food Diet

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Updated April 01, 2014

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The raw food diet consists mainly of plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds and nuts. Here is a list of foods typically eaten on the raw food diet.

Fruits

Staple fruits include:

  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Dates
  • Grapes
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Raisins
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Young coconut

Vegetables

Staple vegetables include:

  • Bell peppers: red, orange, yellow
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini

Nuts and Seeds

Dried, raw, and preferably organic.

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Raw almond butter
  • Nut "nutter"
  • Nut "milks"
  • Seed crackers (e.g. chia, flax)

Grains

 
  • Millet
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Cereal
  • Granola
  • Bread

Beans and Legumes

Dried, raw, and preferably organic.

 
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Adzuki beans
  • Mung beans

Oil

 
  • Cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil
  • Raw, virgin coconut oil
  • Raw coconut butter
  • Chia oil

Beverages

 
  • Water
  • Vegetable or fruit juice – freshly squeezed or frozen, unpasteurized
  • Young coconut water
  • Herbal tea (made with water heated to less than 118 F)

Miscellaneous

 
  • Young coconut
  • Carob powder
  • Raw cacao nibs
  • Raw protein powder
  • Raw vegan ice cream
  • Fermented foods such as miso, kimchee and sauerkraut

Herbs, Spices, and Condiments

 
  • Bragg’s raw apple cider
  • Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Celtic sea salt
  • Chocolate, raw
  • Cinnamon, ground
  • Cumin, ground or seeds
  • Curries
  • Dill
  • Nama shoyu (raw soy sauce)
  • Raw honey
  • Himalayan salt
  • Seaweed
  • Sundried tomato
  • Vinegars

Sweeteners

 
  • Raw honey
  • Agave nectar
  • Coconut nectar
  • Stevia
  • Date sugar
  • Yacon

Animal Products

In addition to plant foods, some raw foodists eat raw animal foods such as raw eggs, fish and meat, and non-pasteurized, non-homogenized milk, yogurt and cheese.

 
  • Fish
  • Beef
  • Spence and Co. gravlax
  • Prosciutto
  • Milk
  • Raw milk cheese
  • Organic egg

Consuming raw or undercooked meat, fish, milk, or eggs products may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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