Purines and purine Levels in different Meats

Purines

Our body metabolises purines  -if there is inefficient enzyme action it can result in the build-up of uric acid. It then crystallises in joints, causing GOUT.

This Table from http://www.healthknot.com/natural_food_toxins.html below lists high-purine foods, in descending order. Those producing over 400mg/100g of uric acid are very high; foods between 100-400mg/100g are moderately high, and those below 100mg/100g are considered low in purines.

PURINES - FOOD CONTENT (uric acid mg/100g)

Theobromine

2300

Herring, Atlantic

210

Haddock

139

Brewer's yeast

1810

Horse meat

200

Duck

138

Calf's thymus

1260

Soybeans, dried

190

Venison, leg

138

Sprat, smoked

804

Herring roe

190

Pig's tongue

136

Sheep's spleen

773

Lamb (muscles)

182

Scallop

136

Baker's yeast

680

Halibut

178

Beef muscle

136

Ox liver

554

Chicken breast (w/skin)

175

Rabbit meat w/bone

132

Pig's heart

530

Veal muscle

172

Sole

131

Pig's spleen/liver

516

Salmon

170

Ham, cooked

131

Cep mushrooms, dried

488

Poppy seed, dry

170

White bean, dry

128

Sardines in oil

480

Pork muscles

166

Lentil, dry

127

Calf's liver

460

Goose

165

Pork belly, smoked

127

Ox liver

444

Sausage (liverwurst)

165

Beef chuck/fore rib

120

Pig's lungs (lights)

434

Coalfish

163

Lobster

118

Ox lungs (lights)

399

Carp

160

Chicken for roasting

115

Pilchard

345

Ox tong

160

Mussel

112

Calf's spleen

343

Pork, hind leg

160

Sausage (jugdwurst)

112

Pig's kidney

334

Chicken

159

Beef fillet/shoulder/sirloin

110

Trout

297

Pork fillet/shoulder

150

Chicken leg w/skin

110

Tuna in oil

290

Turkey, young

150

Pike-perch

110

Ox kidney

269

Veal knuckle/leg/neck w/bone

150

Cod

109

Tuna

257

Calf's lungs

147

Garbanzo beans, dry

109

Ox heart

256

Shrimp, brown

147

Raisins, dried (sultana)

107

Chicken liver

243

Mackerel

145

Linseed

105

Redfish

241

Pork chop w/bone

144

Rabbit/Hare

105

Sheep's heart

241

Caviar

144

Venison, back

105

Anchovy

239

Sunflower seed, dry

143

Sausage salami

104

Mungo bean, dry

222

Pike

140

Pork sausage

101

Herring, cured

219

Pork chuck

140

Pork belly

100

Calf's kidney

218

Veal chop/fillet/shoulder

140

Barley w/o husk, dry

96

There are also some plant foods - like soybean and some beans/legumes - that have high nominal levels of purines,  but they are generally lower than in meats.