Purine Content of certain Foods

Uric acid arises from purine. Therefore, you should choose a purine-poor diet, if you are suffering from increased uric acid or gout. The following table shows how much purine is contained in various foods. In addition, the table contains a conversion of how much uric acid will be produced from purines.

The daily food intake should not exceed a maximum of 300 mg of uric acid. Certain types of meat, special small fish, and legumes are particularly high in purine.
Alcoholic beverages do not contain purines or very little, however, they inhibit the uric acid excretion and thus increase the uric acid levels in the blood.

Meat (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Mutton Chop 61 146
Mutton Saddle 81 195
Veal, lean 63 150
Sweetbreads 525 1260
Veal Chop 52 125
Veal Liver 182 460
Veal Kidney 88 210
Lamb, lean 76 182
Horse Meat 83 200
Beef Heart 107 256
Bovine Liver 231 554
Bovine Lung 166 399
Bovine Kidney 112 269
Beef Tongue 67 160
Beef, lean 58 140
Pork, lean 63 150
Pork Liver 125 300
Pork Kidney 139 334
Pork Shoulder, raw 63 150
Pork Shoulder, roast 83 200
Pork Shoulder, skin 116 280
Pork Chops 49 118
Roast Hare 71 170
Venison 67 160
Rabbit 60 145
Sausage and Ham (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Black Pudding 38 90
Bratwurst 54 130
Meat Extract 1459 3500
Meat Loaf 58 130
Frankfurter Sausages 54 130
Mortadella 54 130
Ham, cooked 83 198
Ham, smoked 84 200
Poultry (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Duck 64 153
Pheasant 62 150
Goose 69 165
Chicken Leg, roasted 98 235
Chicken with Skin, roasted 125 300
Turkey 50 120
Fish (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Trout 83 200
Pike 58 140
Halibut 123 294
Herring 79 194
Herring Fillet 88 210
Herring Roe 79 190
Cod 63 150
Carp 63 150
Salmon 68 163
Mackerel 60 145
Mackerel, raw, with skin 167 400
Mackerel, raw, without skin 75 180
Redfish 100 241
Sardine 144 345
Haddock 54 130
Plaice 58 140
Plaice, raw, with skin 71 170
Plaice, raw, without skin 54 130
Sole 55 131
Tuna 107 257
Pike 46 110
Fish Products (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Eel, smoked 48 115
Anchovies 108 260
Herring with skin, fried 88 210
Herring without skin, fried 67 160
Bow with skin 100 240
Bow without skin 60 145
Caviar 60 145
Salmon, smoked 100 242
Mackerel, smoked 76 182
Herring 91 219
Sardines with skin 146 350
Sardines without skin 88 210
Sardines in oil 200 480
Sprat, smoked 223 535
Tuna in oil 121 290
Shellfish and Crustaceans (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Oyster 38 90
Shrimp 61 147
Lobster 73 175
Cancer 25 60
Mussel 154 370
Dairy Products (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Milk 0 0
Yogurt, plain 0 0
Curd Cheese 0 0
Camembert Cheese 13 30
Emmentaler Cheese 4 10
Fresh Cheese 0 0
Cream Cheese 5 13
Gauda Cheese 7 16
Vegetables (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Eggplant 8 20
Bamboo Shoots 6 15
Cauliflower 19 45
Beans, green 18 42
Avocado 13 30
Broccoli 21 50
Chicory 6 15
Chinese Cabbage 10 25
Endive 4 11
Lamb's lettuce 10 24
Fennel 7 16
Kale 13 30
Carrot 6 15
Potato 6 15
Kohlrabi 13 30
Lettuce 4 10
Leek 17 40
Peppers, green 4 10
Peppers, red 6 15
Radishes 4 10
Radish 4 10
Rhubarb 2 5
Brussels Sprouts 25 60
Beetroot 8 20
Red Cabbage 17 40
Cucumber 2 6
Sorrel 23 55
Sauerkraut 8 20
Salsify 29 70
Celery 13 30
Asparagus 10 25
Spinach 21 50
Tomato 4 10
Savoy 17 40
Zucchini 8 20
Onion 4 9
Mushrooms (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Portabella Mushrooms 25 60
Chanterelles 13 30
Porcini 34 80
Fruit (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Pineapple 8 20
Apple 6 15
Apricot 8 20
Apricot, dried 32 75
Banana 11 25
Pear 6 15
Blackberries 5 15
Date 21 50
Strawberries 11 25
Banana 11 25
Blueberries 8 20
Raspberries 8 18
Cherry 6 15
Orange 8 20
Peach 8 18
Cranberries 5 13
Watermelon 8 20
Grape, blue 8 20
Grapes, white 8 20
Plum 8 20
Cereals, Rice, Noodles (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Buckwheat 62 149
Barley 34 82
Semolina 23 55
Oatmeal 42 100
Millet 35 85
Rice, unprocessed, cooked) 15 35
Rice, white, cooked 10 25
Rye, whole grain 20 47
Sago 34 82
Starch 0 0
Tapioca 37 89
Whole Grain Bread 35 84
Wheat, whole grain 17 40
Wheat Flour 8 20
Noodles, cooked 22 52
Whole Wheat Pasta, cooked 21 50
Legumes and Soybeans (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Beans, white 75 180
Peas 62 150
Peek 84 200
Soybeans 92 220
Soybean Flour 123 296
Tofu 29 70
Soy Sauce 25 60
Nuts and Seeds (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Peanuts 42 100
Hazelnuts 13 30
Almonds 13 30
Poppy 70 154
Sesame Seeds 37 88
Sunflower Seeds 65 157
Walnuts 10 25
Drinks with and without Alcohol (100 g / 3.5 oz) Purine Uric Acid
Apple Juice 3 8
Beer 5 11
Beer without alcohol 1 3
Coffee 0 0
Orange Juice 5 12
Champagne 0 0
Spirits 0 0
Tea 0 0
Wine 0 0