Is Broccoli High In Purines?

Broccoli is one of the many foods that are especially low in purines, along with potatoes, spinach, and carrots.

Foods that are high in purines include organ meats which are primarily composed of heart, sardines, kidneys, and liver. By consuming a significant amount of low purine foods and including them in your diet, you will be able to reduce uric acid levels.

There have been a number of studies to suggest that there is a strong connection between low purine foods like broccoli and a lower incidence of uric acid levels in those that consume them on a regular basis.

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Nelson Aguilar May 22, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Hello, i am confused about spinach being high in purine but your information on brocoli states that spinach is low in purine. Which is which?

Thank you

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Foodanswers May 26, 2013 at 10:08 am

I see your confusion ;-)
Vegetables in general are much lower in purines, compared to organ meats and seafood.
If you compare vegetables to vegetables however, some vegetables with higher purines are mushrooms, black gram, beans, peas, lentils, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, aubergine and spinach.
So avoiding them or using them in moderation can be beneficial in keeping gout attacks at bay. You eat spinach because it’s high in iron, but it’s not something you should eat if you have gout or kidney stones.

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