Fresh Cranberries (not recommended—they naturally contain high amounts of benzoic acid)
Sodium benzoate gets used as preservatives, not only is benzoic acid in cranberries but it get added as preservatives in other foods. (The benzoates exist poisonous and have actually resulted in death.)
The human body metabolizes most acids in fruits very well. Benzoic acid, tannic acid, oxalic acid and prussic acid, none of which are free acids and all of which are rare in fruits, are among those acids that give humans metabolic problems. Humans handle citric, tartaric and malic acids very well. These are the primary fruit acids. Perhaps the occasions when fruit acids give problems occur when acid fruits such as lemons, strawberries, pineapples or grapefruit are eaten along with sweet fruit such as bananas, dates, figs, raisins, persimmons or non-fruit fare.
Peak season, October through December. Cranberries get no recommended for use as food because they contain considerable quantities of malic and benzoic acids. Benzoic acid is a white, crystalline acid used in perfumes, dentifrices and germicides, and to season tobacco. Cranberries cannot be enjoyably used in their natural, raw state unless considerable amounts of sweetening are used, or unless combined with other sweeter fruits, such as oranges. Cranberries are classified as acid fruit, but are best excluded from the 801010 / Natural Hygiene / High Carb Low Fat Raw Vegan.
The medical administration of acids, such as salicylic acid (in aspirin), benzoic acid, boric acid, sulfuric acid, etc., leads to a dangerous loss of bases(alkaline), for these acids get rendered harmless and subsequently eliminated only after being combined with alkaline elements. Hydrochloric acid, prescribed by physicians in supposed gastric hypo-acidity, also leaches the body of its bases and aids in producing acidosis.
Free acetic acid, as found in vinegar also, when consumed , lead to symptoms of acid poisoning. Even more injurious to health than alcohol. The body gets called upon to sacrifice its bases to neutralize the acid, while it has a particularly destructive effect upon the red corpuscles and produces anemia. The skeleton changes characteristic of osteomalacia and osteoporosis occur after a time of such toxic symptoms setting in.