Dietary Guidelines for Pitta

NOTE: Guidelines provided in this table are general. Specific adjustments for individual requirements may need to be made, e.g., food allergies, strength of agni, season of the year and degree of dosha predominance or aggravation.

*okay in moderation

** okay rarely

Before making any changes to your diet, it is recommended that you check with your physician. This ayurvedic dietary guide is educational and is not intended to treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease.


FRUITS -- Yes
Generally most sweet fruit
FRUITS -- No
Generally most sour fruit
VEGETABLES -- Yes
Generally most sweet & bitter vegetables
VEGETABLES -- No
Generally most pungent vegetables
  • Apples (sour)
  • Apricots (sour)
  • Bananas
  • Berries (sour)
  • Cherries (sour)
  • Cranberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes (green)
  • Kiwi**
  • Lemons
  • Mangoes (green)
  • Oranges (sour)
  • Peaches
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple (sour)
  • Plums (sour)
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Tamarind
  • Artichoke
  • Beets (cooked)
  • Bitter melon
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots (cooked)
  • Carrots (raw)*
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Fennel (anise)
  • Green beans
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Leafy greens
  • Leeks (cooked)
  • Lettuce
  • Okra
  • Olives, black
  • Onions (cooked)
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Peppers (sweet)
  • Potatoes, sweet and white
  • Beet greens
  • Beets (raw)
  • Burdock root
  • Corn (fresh)**
  • Daikon radish
  • Eggplant**
  • Garlic
  • Green chilies
  • Horseradish
  • Kohlrabi**
  • Leeks (raw)
  • Mustard greens
  • Olives, green
  • Onions (raw)
  • Peppers (hot)
  • Prickly pear (fruit)
  • Radishes (raw)
  • Spinach (cooked)**
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Turnips

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