Foods With a Moderate Purine Content

Foods With a Moderate Purine Content

As part of a gout diet, foods that have a moderate amount of purine in them should be used in moderation. The following table illustrates these foods and their recommended daily limits.
 
Food Group
Specific Food
Limit
Breads and cereals
Oatmeal
2/3 cup uncooked daily
 
Wheat bran, wheat germ
1/4 cup uncooked daily
 
Fish and shellfish
Crab, lobster, oysters, shrimp
One to two servings daily
2-3 oz per serving
Meat and poultry
All except those listed in high-purine list
One to two servings daily
2-3 oz per serving
Vegetables
Asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, mushrooms, green peas
1/2 cup daily
 
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