List of foods high in proline


* Animal foods rich in proline

  • Meat (beef, chicken, pork (trotters), gravies)
  • Fish (monkfish, cod and fish broth)
  • Jelly
  • Shark cartilage

* Vegetable foods rich in proline

Among the proline-rich plant sources, we include:

Increase the effectiveness of proline

Vitamin C is necessary for making this protein, since it acts as cofactor of enzyme prolyl hydrolase which converts proline into hydroxyproline, a component of collagen.

Vegetables rich in vitamin C (peppers, cabbage, parsley, citrus (oranges, lemons, Granada, kiwi, etc.) and other fruits (banana, mango, melon, etc.) contribute to the synthesis of collagen.

L-Lysine is another amino acid necessary for collagen synthesis. This is the limiting amino acid in cereals, so in vegetarian diets, it is very important the combination of vegetable protein.

* 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

12 June, 2024

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