Food to Eat on the Raw Food Diet

Foods to eat on the raw food diet
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A typical raw food diet consists mainly of plant foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, and nuts. Here is a sample list of foods typically eaten on a raw food diet.


Staple fruits include:

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


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)


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

Beans and Legumes

Dried, raw, and preferably organic.

  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Adzuki beans
  • Mung beans


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


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


  • 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 amino
  • 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


  • 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.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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