Foods To Avoid For Diverticulitis

If you have diverticulitis or diverticulosis, some doctors still urge caution when eating seeds and foods with seeds (berries, melons, tomatoes, etc.). The concern is that the seeds might become logged in the diverticulum and cause inflammation. Although there is no scientific evidence to prove this theory, we have omitted seeds and nuts from our recipes and encourage you to speak with your physician regarding their suitability in your diet.

Seeds & Nuts

  • (Avoid all types, including popcorn)


  • Chili Peppers
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Green Peppers (acceptable if seeds are removed)
  • Tomato (acceptable if seeds are removed)


  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Coconuts
  • Whole Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes with seeds
  • Kiwi
  • Pomegranates
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon (acceptable if seedless)