List of foods high in methionine

What foods contain a lot of methionine?


Foods that contain a lot of methionine are the following:

* Meat products rich in methionine

  • 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 methionine

cereals and milk

Cereals contain a lot of methionine. When combined with milk, the methionine content is very high

Among the richest plant sources of methionine, include:

Are legumes rich in methionine?

Legumes contain methionine, but not in sufficient quantity to mean an adequate supply of this amino acid. Methionine deficit of legumes, although being very rich in protein, such as soy and its derivatives, causes protein can not be profited properly.

To avoid this, combine legumes dishes (lupins, peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts,…) with cereals, bread, nuts, sesame paste,… ( See : How to combine vegetable proteins )

* Related information:

Properties of proteins

Proteins formation

Proteins function

Daily proteins needs

Vegetal 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

26 December, 2021

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