List of foods high in histidine

What foods contain a lot of histidine?


Foods that contain histidine are the following:

* Meat products rich in histidine

- 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 histidine

Chickpeas are rich in histidine

Among the richest plant sources of histidine , we have to include:

- Legumes: peas, beans, carob, soy (tofu, tempeh, soymilk,...), lupins, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts (and peanut butter), fenugreek)

- Nuts: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, sesame seeds (sesame paste, tahini), etc.

- Taro (Colocasia esculenta)

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

To a lesser extent:

- Vegetables: cauliflower, chayote, eggplant, tomato, okra, zucchini, asparagus, peppers, cucumbers, squash, onions, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, watercress, spinach,...

- Fruits: Tangerines, apricots, strawberries, oranges, Papayas, bananas, guavas, pineapples, etc.

* 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


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