Low Purine Brisket and Broccoli photo

Another Low Purine Foods List

Here’s another low purines food list. It complements yesterday’s list in Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?

Just like the very low purine foods list, these foods are from recent Japanese gout research. Therefore, some foods might be unfamiliar. But, that’s just a chance to try something new. You can share some new low purine recipes in the gout forum, if you find something really tasty that’s also gout-friendly.

This gout research gives us lots of new information about the purine content of foods. I will use it to update my Purine Rich Foods List. Changing that full list of gouty purines will take time. But, for a sneak preview, here are the low purine foods listed in the Japanese gout study.

Low Purine Foods List

The Very Low Purine Foods List covered foods with less than 50mg per 100g. This Low Purine Foods list covers 50–100mg purines per 100g food (350–700µmol/100g). Other classes are Moderate Purine Foods, High, and Very High.

Low Purine Cereals, Beans, Soybean Products, and Dried Seaweeds

  • Buckwheat flour
  • Azuki bean (dried)
  • Deep-fried tofu

Low Purine Eggs, Dairy Products, Mushrooms, and Fruits

  • Maitake Mushroom
  • White hiratake Mushroom

Low Purine Vegetables

  • Asparagus (Upper part)
  • Bamboo shoot (Upper part)
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Green pepper
  • Japanese pumpkin
  • Spinach Leaf
  • Sprouts (with bean)
  • White radish sprouts

Low Purine Beef

  • Brisket
  • Large intestine
  • Ribloin
  • Shoulder ribs
  • Shoulder sirloin
  • Stomach
  • Tenderloin
  • Tongue

Low Purine Brisket and Broccoli photo
Brisket and Broccoli. Is this the tastiest Low Purine Meal? Photo courtesy newyork.seriouseats.com.

Low Purine Pork

  • Neck
  • Ribs
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder ribs
  • Shoulder sirloin
  • Sirloin

Other Low Purine Fresh Meats

  • Chicken Buttocks
  • Mutton
  • Whale Tail meat

Low Purine Processed meat

  • Bacon
  • Boneless ham
  • Liver paste
  • Pressed ham

Low Purine Fresh Fish

  • Japanese eel
  • Monkfish Meat (not liver)
  • Sailfin sandfish
  • Wakasagi smelt

Low Purine Seafood

  • Caviar
  • Flying fish roe (in soy sauce, Tobiko)
  • Flying fish roe (Tobiko)
  • Botan shrimp
  • Japanese scallop
  • Octopus Organs
  • Red king crab
  • Shredded squid (dried)
  • Squid Organs
  • Processed Fish ball

Low Purine Seasonings and Supplements

  • Frying powder
  • Red miso
  • Nampla
  • Soy sauce (Light color)
  • Polysaccharide
  • Vegetable drink powder from Barley

Your Low Purine Foods

Although purine control can help some gout sufferers, it’s not for everyone. And, it’s not the most important aspect of gout diet. If you are trying to control purines, it’s vital to get monthly uric acid tests from your doctor. If you are not getting uric acid lower than 6mg/dL, you are wasting your time. A safer target is below 5mg/dL (0.30mmol/L).

I explain other important aspects of gout diet in What Foods Cause Gout. I’ve listed more low purine foods towards the end of the Foods High In Uric Acid List.

Do you want personal help with your gout diet? Share your questions, experiences, and opinions about low purine foods in the gout forum.

I include purine data in my nutrition summary for gout food. So, to see your favorite low purine foods, ask me to add them to the gout & uric acid food list.

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