List of foods high in isoleucine

Food rich in isoleucine


Foods that contain a lot of isoleucine are the following:

* Meat products rich in isoleucine

  • Milk and dairy products, especially cheese and protein supplements made from milk powder (whey protein)
  • Eggs, meat (chicken, pork, beef, etc)
  • Fish (salmon, halibut, sardines, mackerel, etc.)

* Plant foods rich in isoleucine

Sunflower seeds contain a lot of isoleucine

Sunflower seeds contain a lot of isoleucine

In general, plant foods do not contain so much isoleucine as foods rich in animal protein. Among the richest plant sources of isoleucine, we can include:

* 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


punto rojo More information on amino acids.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

6 December, 2023

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