Low-Acid Fruits for Acid Refluxby Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Writer
Dates and figs: naturally sweet
Dates and figs are also relatively low-acid. Years ago, these fruits were often served after dinner like candy because of their natural sweetness. Today, dates and figs can add sweetness to baked goods, smoothies, or granola.
Melons: potentially safe to eat if you have acid reflux
Watermelons and cantaloupes are high in vitamins and super low in calories. They're also high on the pH scale, meaning that they're relatively low in acid.
Papaya: healthy taste of warmer climates
Papayas are low in acid and offer a taste of the tropics. They are also packed with carotenes and vitamin C. If your grocery does not carry fresh papaya, you can usually find it cut up and frozen, or dried and packaged.
Berries: delicious, nutritious, plus low acid content
Berries are nutritional powerhouses, with some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruit. And they can be high in Ph, too, and potentially tolerated if you have acid reflux — especially blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Tip: buy strawberries organic, because they topped the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list of most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables in 2018.
Next steps if you have acid reflux
It's important that you slowly test which fruits work well with your unique digestive system. Acid reflux can be complicated and is usually the result of myriad of factors, not just the ingestion of one food group.