List of foods high in threonine


Foods that contain threonine are the following:

* Meat products rich in threonine

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.)

Cheese is rich in proteins
Cheese is very rich in threonine.

* Plant foods rich threonine

Among the richest plant sources of threonine, are included:

Legumes: beans, soy, soy products (tofu, tempeh, soymilk,…), carob beans, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, etc.

Nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, etc)

Seeds: sesame seeds (sesame paste or tahini), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds

Cereals (wheat, barley, oats, rice) and cereal products (flour, bread, wheat germ, seitan, etc)

Quinoa, amaranth

To a lesser extent:

Vegetables: asparagus, onions, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, watercress, spinach,…

Fruits: Papayas, bananas, guavas, pineapples, etc.

Hazelnuts contain threonine.

* Related information:

Properties of proteins

Proteins formation

Proteins function

Daily proteins needs

Vegetable 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 May, 2021

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