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

Among the richest plant sources of methionine, include:

- Nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts etc.): Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and pistachios contain a lot of methionine

- Seeds: Especially sesame and tahini.

- Cereals: rice, barley, oats, wheat and wheat products such as bread, flour, and especially seitan.

- Vegetables: spinach, buckwheat, watercress, purslane

Legumes contain methionine, but not in sufficient quantity to mean an adequate supply of this amino acid. Methionine deficit in high protein, legumes 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,...

* 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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