List of foods high in lysine

Foods that contain a lot of lysine

What are the main foods rich in lysine?

Foods that contain a lot of lysine are the following:

* Meat products rich in lysine

animal proteinPhotography of animal protein. Lysine is found in all foods rich in animal protein.
  • 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 lysine

In general, plant foods do not contain so much lysine as foods rich in animal protein. Among the richest plant sources of lysine, 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 rojoMore 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

22 April, 2019

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