Is There A List Of Items That Contain Salicylic Acid?


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Is There A List Of Items That Contain Salicylic Acid?

I am highly allergic to aspirin and all aspirin derivatives - yes its a real aspirin allergy - I understand they are somewhat rare. I was diagnoised after going into anaphalatic shock 9 times in one year and keeping a food diary during that time it turned out I had acquired an allergy at the age of thirty to aspirin. I was given a list of foods and other products that contain salicylic acid but can't seem to locate it. I was hoping to find one on th web, can you help?


The Cleveland Clinic has a list of example of foods that may contain salicylates including:

  • Fruits such as apples, avocados, blueberries, dates, kiwi fruit, peaches, raspberries, figs, grapes, plums, strawberries, cherries, grapefruit and prunes

  • Vegetables such as alfalfa, cauliflower, mushrooms, radishes, broad beans, eggplant, spinach, zucchini, broccoli and peppers

  • Herbs, spices and condiments such as dry spices and powders, tomato pastes and sauces, vinegar and soy sauce

  • Beverages such as instant coffee, wine, orange juice, apple cider, regular and herbal tea, beer, rum and sherry

  • Nuts such as pine nuts, peanuts, pistachios and almonds

  • Some candies, such as peppermints, licorice and mint-flavored gum and breath mints

Visit the site for more information (there is also a list of ingredients to look out for on packaged foods, medicine, toiletries and cosmetics).

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.