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 in the listing above

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