What foods contain salicylates?

As I suffer from nasal polyps, I was interested to read in WDDTY (vol 12 no 7) that avoidance of salicylates might help. However, I have been searching unsuccessfully to find what foods - as well as those you mentioned - I should avoid. I do not own a computer and so cannot search there. Therefore, please, is it possible for you to list them?

Your forthcoming book sounds fantastic and, after reading your excerpt, several points came to mind. Don’t practitioners of radionics heal through working on the energy field around us and, hence, into the physical body?

Mrs Simpkins uses colour light therapy, developed by her late researcher husband, for such eye conditions as cataracts and glaucoma. As I also have cataracts, maybe I can work on myself by imagining white light pouring into my eyes.- Mrs MK Hickman, Berkshire

WDDTY replies: Foods high in salicylates include apples, berries, melons, nectarines, grapes, lemons, peaches, pears with skins, plums, oranges, dates, figs, grapefruit, beetroot, broad and green beans, broccoli, okra, carrots, courgettes, cucumber, mushrooms, onions, olives, parsnips, peppers, potato skins, sweet potatoes, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, cinnamon, paprika, mustard, oregano, rosemary, sage, curry, thyme, turmeric, Coca-Cola, coffee, tea, peppermint tea, peanuts, almonds, pistachios, coconut, walnuts, sesame seeds, honey, liquorice, peppermint sweets and yeast-containing products. Many processed, tinned or packaged foods may be high in salicylates due to the foods or spices used in their composition.