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Classification of Food: Fruits

Meat | Dairy | Oils | Sweeteners | Legumes | Vegetables | Fruits | Herbs & Spices | Grains | Nuts & Seeds

Substance Taste Heating or
Cooling
Post
Digestive
Effect
Properties and Action on Tridosha
Fruits
Apple Sweet & Astringent Cooling Sweet Light, Rough. Increases Vata, Decreases Pitta, OK for Kapha in small quantities.
Banana Sweet & Astringent Cooling Sour Smooth, Heavy. Laxative if taken in excess quantity. Increases Pitta & Kapha, Decreases Vata.
Coconut Sweet Cooling Sweet Oily, Smooth, Strengthening. Increases Kapha if taken in excess, Relieves Vata & Pitta.
Date (ripe) Sweet Cooling Sweet Oily. Decreases Pitta. Dates. almonds, and honey with milk that has been boiled and cooled to a warm temperature is strengthening and rejuvenating.
Figs (ripe) Sweet & Astringent Cooling Sweet Heavy Nourishing. Delays Digestion. Increases Kapha, Relieves Vata & Pitta.
Grapes (purple) Sweet, Sour & Astringent Cooling Sweet Smooth, Watery, Strengthening, Laxative. Increases Kapha, Decreases Vata & Pitta.
Melons (general) Sweet Cooling Sweet Heavy, Watery, Increases Kapha, Relieves Vata & Pitta.
Watermelon Increases Vata.
Orange Sweet & Sour Heating Sweet Heavy, Promotes Appetite, Difficult to Digest. Increases Pitta & Kapha, Decreases Vata.
Peaches Sweet & Astringent Heating Sweet Heavy, Watery. Increases Pitta & Kapha, Decreases Vata.
Pears Sweet & Astringent Cooling Sweet Heavy Dry Rough. Increases Vata, Reduces Pitta & Kapha.
Plums (sweet) Sweet & Astringent Heating Sweet Heavy, Watery. Increases Pitta & Kapha, Decreases Vata.
Pomegranate Sweet, Sour &
Astringent
Cooling Sweet Smooth, Oily, Stimulates digestion. Helps to form red blood cells in anemia. Increases Vata, Decreases Pitta & Kapha.

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