Fruit Combinations


We at Fruits N' Rootz try to abide by the harmony that fruits should be eaten in. The suggested descriptive guide below will aid in the proper digestion of each fruit group. 

Fruits DO NOT mix well with any other food group! Fruits should be eaten alone as a meal on an empty stomach. Fruits (especially tropical ones) have digestive enzymes that help to clean out the residue left over from the food you've eaten the day  before.
Pineapple is a great fat burner and roto-rooter, scrubbing and cleansing its way through your intestinal tract. Papaya helps with digestive health and contains lots of beta carotene, which is great for eye health. Soursop helps the body to fight cancer. The list is endless :)
Fruits travel through the digestive tract very quickly (within an hour) which is why it's so important not to eat them with any other food group. Fruits are made up of 4 groups: Acid fruits, Sub-Acid Fruits, Sweet Fruits & Melons. With Food Combining, you typically NEVER want to mix any of the fruits with any other food group, and each fruit group should be eaten separately from one another. HOWEVER, you can mix fruits that are close in digestion time.

Melon

Melon the most hydrating of fruit: Approximate digestion time 10 mins, depending on quantity consumed.
Melon should be eaten on its own because it is the fastest digesting fruit.


Acid fruits

Acid Fruits have the most fibre and are rich in antioxidants. Approximate digestion time: 20 to 30 mins


Blackberry
Cherries (Sour)
Cranberry
Gooseberries
Grapes (Sour)
Grapefruit
Kumquats
Lemon
Lime
Loganberries
Orange
Pineapple
Plum (Sour)
Pomegranate
Raspberry
Sour Apple
Strawberry
Tangelo
Tangerine
Tomatoes


Sub-acid fruits

Approximate digestion time: 30 to 40 minutes


Apple
Apricot
Blueberry
Cherry
Grapes (Not Sweet Or Sour)
Kiwi
Lychee
Mango
Nectarine
Papaya
Peach
Pear



Sweet fruits

Have a higher natural sugar concentration and therefore take longer to digest. They're not the greatest of cleansers, but do provide minerals and concentrated sugars. Approximate digestion time: 40 to 60 minutes


Currents
Plum (Sweet)
Dates
Figs
Grapes (All Sweet Grapes)
Papaya
Persimmon
Prunes
Raisins
Banana


Combination

Acid & sub acid is ok
Sub acid & sweet is ok
Do not combine acid & sweet fruits.
Eat melon on it's own, wait 15 mins before consuming other fruits.