Purine-Yielding Foods
(Updated Jan. 1996)

Foods to avoid for your Dal. Avoid any items in the "high" or "moderate" sections but feel free to give as much of those in the "low" category:

 

FOODS HIGHEST IN PURINES

 Anchovies  Mackerel
 Brains  Meat extracts
 Kidney, beef  Mussels
 Game meats (venison, etc.)  Sardines
 Gravies  Scallops
 Herring (including roe)  Yeast
 Liver (calf or beef)  

 

FOODS MODERATELY HIGH IN PURINES

Asparagus  Oatmeal
Breads & cereals, whole grain  Peas, green
Cauliflower  Bacon & pork (including ham)
 Eel  Poultry (chicken, duck, turkey)
 Fish (fresh & saltwater)  Shellfish (crab, lobster, oysters)
 Legumes (kidney, navy & lima beans, lentils, peas)  Spinach
 Meat (beef, lamb, pork, veal)  Tongue
 Meat soups & broths  Tripe
 Mushrooms  Wheat germ & bran

 

FOODS LOWEST IN PURINES

 Beverages (coffee, tea, sodas, cocoa)  Gelatin
 Butter  Milk (including butter, condensed, malted)
 Bread & cereal (except whole grain)  Nuts (including peanut butter)
 Cheese  Pasta (evaluate sauce ingredients separately)
 Eggs  Sugars, syrups, sweets
 Fats  Vegetables (except those above)
 Fish roe (including caviar)  Vegetable & cream soups (made with acceptable vegetables. but not with beef stock)
 Fruits & fruit juices (avoid citrus to minimize abnormally acidic urinary pH)  

Adapted from nutrition texts by Carroll Weiss
Study Group on Urinary Stones Research Committee
Dalmatian Club of America.