Purines in food

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.

Mushrooms: Mushrooms,…

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,…

Brewer’s yeast,

Baker’s yeast,…

Alcoholic beverages

* Related information: Characteristics of purines

punto rojo More information on uric acid.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

26 May, 2021

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