List of foods high in leucine


Foods rich in leucine are the following:

* Meat products rich in leucine

- 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 leucine

In general, plant foods do not contain so much leucine as foods rich in animal protein. Among the richest plant sources of leucine, we can include:

-Legumes: (soy and soy products: tofu, tempeh, soymilk,..., lupins, peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, etc), peanut butter is specially rich in isoleucine

- Nuts and seeds: (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts...).Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds (tahini) contain a lot of isoleucine.

- Taro (Colocasia esculenta)

- Spinach

- Cereals: wheat, barley, oats, rice, etc and cereal products (such as bread, flour, and especially seitan)

- Quihuicha or amaranth

- Vegetables: watercress, purslane

- Seaweed

* 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 in the listing above

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