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Nutrient : Leucine

A Zero(0) indicates trace amounts.

Items with less than 5mg/gram are excluded
Food Group Food Scientific Name mg /gram
Spices and Herbs Spices, parsley, dried Petroselinum crispum 2.79
Legumes and Legume Products Beans, white, mature seeds, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 1.87
Peanuts, all types, oil-roasted, with salt 1.81
Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 1.8
Lentils, raw Lens culinaris 1.79
Beans, black, mature seeds, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 1.73
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw Pistacia vera 1.6
Legumes and Legume Products Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 1.56
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw Cicer arietinum 1.47
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, almonds Prunus dulcis 1.47
Nuts, cashew nuts, oil roasted, without salt added 1.36
Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched Bertholletia excelsa 1.19
Sweets Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened 1.19
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, walnuts, english Juglans regia 1.17
Sweets Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, processed with alkali 1.1
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, hazelnuts or filberts Corylus spp. 1.06
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Soybeans, green, raw Glycine max 0.93
Cereal Grains and Pasta Barley, hulled Hordeum vulgare L. 0.85
Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Moench 0.83
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, pine nuts, pinyon, dried Pinus edulis 0.83
Cereal Grains and Pasta Buckwheat flour, whole-groat 0.79
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Drumstick (horseradish tree) leaves, raw Moringa oleifera 0.79
Cereal Grains and Pasta Buckwheat groats, roasted, dry 0.74
Legumes and Legume Products Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari) 0.73
Sweets Baking chocolate, unsweetened, squares 0.7
Legumes and Legume Products Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 0.69
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw Macadamia integrifolia, M. tetraphylla 0.6
Nuts, pecans Carya illinoinensis 0.6
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Lima beans, immature seeds, raw Phaseolus lunatus 0.54
Legumes and Legume Products Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, canned 0.45
Carob flour Ceratonia siliqua 0.44
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Broadbeans, immature seeds, raw Vicia faba 0.43
Legumes and Legume Products Broadbeans (fava beans), mature seeds, canned 0.41
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Taro leaves, raw Colocasia esculenta 0.39
Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.37
Corn, sweet, yellow, raw 0.35
Peas, green, raw Pisum sativum 0.32
Peas, green, frozen, unprepared 0.31
Peas, green, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.31
Garlic, raw Allium sativum 0.31
Spices and Herbs Peppermint, fresh Mentha x piperita L. nothosubsp. piperita 0.28
Dairy and Egg Products Milk, chocolate, fluid, commercial, reduced fat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D 0.28
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw Medicago sativa 0.27
Peas, green (includes baby and lesuer types), canned, drained solids, unprepared 0.27
Spices and Herbs Thyme, fresh Thymus vulgaris 0.26
Rosemary, fresh Rosmarinus officinalis 0.25
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Peas, edible-podded, raw Pisum sativum 0.23
Spinach, raw Spinacia oleracea 0.22
Cereal Grains and Pasta Rice, white, long-grain, regular, cooked 0.22
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Taro leaves, cooked, steamed, without salt 0.21
Kale, raw Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 0.21
Cowpeas (blackeyes), immature seeds, raw Vigna unguiculata Subsp. Unguiculata 0.21
Broccoli raab, cooked 0.21
Chives, raw Allium schoenoprasum 0.2
Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, unprepared 0.2
Parsley, fresh Petroselinum crispum 0.2
Spices and Herbs Basil, fresh Ocimum basilicum 0.19
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw Vigna radiata 0.18
Yardlong bean, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.18
Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.17
Broccoli raab, raw Brassica ruvo 0.17
Watercress, raw Nasturtium officinale 0.17
Dock, raw Rumex spp. 0.17
Spices and Herbs Dill weed, fresh Anethum graveolens 0.16
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Broccoli, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.15
Brussels sprouts, raw Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 0.15
Collards, raw Brassica oleracea var. viridis 0.15
Turnip greens, raw Brassica rapa (Rapifera Group) 0.14
Asparagus, cooked, boiled, drained 0.14
Fruits and Fruit Juices Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties Persea americana 0.14
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Broccoli, frozen, chopped, unprepared 0.13
Broccoli, raw Brassica oleracea var. italica 0.13
Asparagus, raw Asparagus officinalis 0.13
Potatoes, Russet, flesh and skin, baked 0.13
Chard, swiss, white leaf, raw Beta vulgaris subsp. vulagaris 0.13
Cauliflower, frozen, unprepared 0.12
Mushrooms, white, raw Agaricus bisporus 0.12
Beans, snap, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.12
Beans, snap, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.12
Peppers, hot chili, green, raw Capsicum frutescens 0.11
Beans, snap, yellow, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 0.11
Beans, snap, green, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 0.11
Beans, snap, green, frozen, all styles, unprepared 0.11
Brussels sprouts, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.11
Okra, raw Abelmoschus esculentus 0.11
Cauliflower, raw Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 0.11
Cauliflower, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.11
Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, baked 0.11
Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw Allium cepa or Allium fistulosum 0.11
Onions, welsh, raw Allium fistulosum 0.11
Taro, raw Colocasia esculenta 0.11
Vinespinach, (basella), raw Basella alba 0.1
Potatoes, white, flesh and skin, baked 0.1
Potato, flesh and skin, raw Solanum tuberosum 0.1
Carrots, raw Daucus carota 0.1
Endive, raw Cichorium endivia 0.1
Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw Allium ampeloprasum 0.1
Cabbage, savoy, raw Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 0.1
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, chestnuts, european, raw, peeled 0.1
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, without salt 0.09
Cabbage, savoy, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.09
Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group) 0.09
Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.09
Beans, snap, green, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained without salt 0.09
Cauliflower, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.09
Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, raw Solanum tuberosum 0.09
Sweet potato, raw, unprepared Ipomoea batatas 0.09
Sweet potato, cooked, boiled, without skin 0.08
Potatoes, white, flesh and skin, raw Solanum tuberosum 0.08
Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.08
Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw Lactuca sativa var. logifolia 0.08
Lettuce, green leaf, raw Lactuca sativa var. crispa 0.08
Fruits and Fruit Juices Apricots, raw Prunus armeniaca 0.08
Dates, deglet noor Phoenix dactylifera 0.08
Kiwifruit, green, raw Actinidia deliciosa 0.07
Bananas, raw Musa acuminata Colla 0.07
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Beets, raw Beta vulgaris 0.07
Cabbage, chinese (pe-tsai), raw Brassica rapa (Pekinensis Group) 0.07
Fruits and Fruit Juices Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked 0.07
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Lotus root, raw Nelumbo nucifera 0.07
Lettuce, red leaf, raw Lactuca sativa var. crispa 0.07
Mushrooms, canned, drained solids 0.07
Lettuce, butterhead (includes boston and bibb types), raw Lactuca sativa var. capitata 0.07
Kohlrabi, raw Brassica oleracea (Gongylodes Group) 0.07
Carrots, canned, regular pack, drained solids 0.07
Chicory greens, raw Cichorium intybus 0.07
Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw 0.07
Eggplant, raw Solanum melongena 0.06
Beans, snap, green, canned, regular pack, drained solids 0.06
Fruits and Fruit Juices Elderberries, raw Sambucus spp. 0.06
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Radicchio, raw Cichorium intybus 0.06
Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw Capsicum annuum 0.05
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, coconut water (liquid from coconuts) 0.05
Fruits and Fruit Juices Mangos, raw Mangifera indica 0.05
Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large) Olea europaea 0.05
Cranberries, raw Vaccinium macrocarpon 0.05
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Onions, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.05
Cabbage, red, raw Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 0.05
Cabbage, red, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.05
Tomato products, canned, puree, without salt added 0.05
Pumpkin, raw Cucurbita spp. 0.05
Peppers, sweet, green, raw Capsicum annuum 0.04
Tomatoes, red, ripe, cooked 0.04
Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.04
Taro, cooked, without salt 0.04
Fruits and Fruit Juices Apricots, canned, water pack, without skin, solids and liquids 0.04
Blueberries, cultivated (highbush), raw Vaccinium spp. 0.04
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Cabbage, raw Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 0.04
Cabbage, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.04
Carrots, baby, raw Daucus carota 0.04
Tomatoes, yellow, raw Lycopersicon esculentum 0.04
Peppers, sweet, red, raw 0.04
Fruits and Fruit Juices Strawberries, raw Fragaria X ananassa 0.03
Peaches, raw Prunus persica 0.03
Blueberries, frozen, unsweetened 0.03
Cherries, sweet, raw Prunus avium 0.03
Oranges, raw, navels Citrus sinensis 0.03
Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw Citrus reticulata 0.03
Melons, cantaloupe, raw Cucumis melo 0.03
Figs, raw Ficus carica 0.03
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Tomatoes, red, ripe, canned, packed in tomato juice 0.03
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average Lycopersicon esculentum 0.03
Onions, sweet, raw Allium cepa 0.03
Radishes, raw Raphanus sativus 0.03
Radishes, oriental, raw Raphanus sativus (Longipinratus Group) 0.03
Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids 0.03
Celery, raw Apium graveolens 0.03
Cucumber, with peel, raw Cucumis sativus 0.03
Onions, raw Allium cepa 0.03
Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw Lactuca sativa var. capitata 0.03
Fruits and Fruit Juices Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas Citrus paradisi 0.02
Melons, honeydew, raw Cucumis melo 0.02
Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties Citrus sinensis 0.02
Juice, lime, raw 0.02
Pears, raw Pyrus communis 0.02
Pineapple, raw, all varieties Ananas comosus 0.02
Plums, raw Prunus spp. 0.02
Strawberries, frozen, unsweetened 0.02
Watermelon, raw Citrullus lanatus 0.02
Peaches, canned, heavy syrup, drained 0.02
Juice, orange, chilled, includes from concentrate 0.02
Papayas, raw Carica papaya 0.02
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Juice, tomato, canned, without salt added 0.02
Catsup 0.02
Beverages Coffee, brewed from grounds, prepared with tap water 0.01
Fruits and Fruit Juices Apples, Red Delicious, raw. with skin 0.01
Apples, Golden Delicious, raw, with skin 0.01
Juice, tangerine, raw 0.01
Juice, orange, raw 0.01
Nectarines, raw Prunus persica var. nucipersica 0.01
Grapefruit, raw, white, all areas Citrus paradisi 0.01
Juice, grape, canned or bottled, unsweetened, without added ascorbic acid 0.01
Apples, raw, with skin Malus domestica 0.01
Apples, raw, without skin Malus domestica 0.01
Applesauce, canned, unsweetened, without added ascorbic acid (includes USDA commodity) 0.01

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