List of foods high in arginine


Foods that contain more arginine concentration are:

*Animal foods rich in arginine

  • Veal liver.
  • Processed foods (bologna, frankfurters, hamburgers, etc.)
  • Meat (beef, lamb, chicken, etc.)
  • Fish, shellfish and crustaceans and processed derivatives from them, such as surimi and the oil produced from fat fish.
  • Milk and dairy products.

*Vegetable foods rich in arginine

Chocolate, gelatin and food supplements such as brewer’s yeast, are vegetable foods that contain a lot of this amino acid, although one of the foods with a higher content in l-arginine is sunflower seeds.

sunflower seeds

Photo of sunflower seeds, one of the richest vegetable in arginine.

* Related information:

Properties of proteins

Proteins formation

Proteins function

Daily proteins needs

Vegetal proteins

How to combine vegetable proteins

List of amino acids in food

Essential amino acids

Nonessential amino acids

Phenylalanine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine

Aspartic acid, Glutaminic acid, Alanine, Arginine, Cysteine, Cystine, Glycine, Hydroxyproline, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine


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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 August, 2022

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