Purines content in food
What is the purine content in food?
The following table shows foods with different amounts (concentration) of purines:
– Foods in the green column are preferred. They are those with a lower content of purines, so we can always eat them.
– Foods in the orange column are those foods that we can be incorporated into our meals whenever we have not spells or attacks of gout. They are those with a moderate-purine content.
– Foods of the column in red should be avoided because they have a very high purine content.
Table of food containing purines, in 100g of food
|Purines in food|
|Low content of purines|
From 0mg to 50mg
|Moderate content of purines|
From 50mg to 150mg
|High content of purines|
Equal o superior to 150mg
Dairy and semi-skimmed or skimmed derivatives: milk, cheese, yogurt,…
Tubers and legumes: chickpeas
Vegetables: green beans, and vegetables… Without germ and refined cereals, white rice, pasta,…
Other: olive oil, gelatin
|Poultry meat: chicken, turkey, and white meat…: rabbit,…|
Legumes: lentils, peas, beans,…
Vegetables: spinach, cabbage and asparagus.
White fish: cod, sea bass,…
Seafood: oyster, lobster……
Hunting partridge, duck,…
Whole grains or seeds: Oats, oatmeal, wheat germ, bran,
|Viscera of animals: liver, kidneys, heart, gizzard,…|
Red meat (fat): beef, lamb, bacon,…
Meat extracts and preparations (broth) or concentrates
Pate and Foie
Shellfish such as mussels and fish roe
Small oily fish: sardines, mackerel, herring, anchovies, anchovies,…
* Related information: Characteristics of purines
More information on uric acid.
19 March, 2019