Nutrient : Lysine

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 2.1
Legumes and Legume Products Lentils, raw Lens culinaris 1.72
Beans, white, mature seeds, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 1.6
Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 1.55
Beans, black, mature seeds, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 1.48
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw Cicer arietinum 1.38
Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 1.36
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw Pistacia vera 1.14
Sweets Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened 0.98
Legumes and Legume Products Peanuts, all types, oil-roasted, with salt 0.95
Sweets Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, processed with alkali 0.91
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, cashew nuts, oil roasted, without salt added 0.86
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Soybeans, green, raw Glycine max 0.78
Cereal Grains and Pasta Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Moench 0.67
Buckwheat flour, whole-groat 0.64
Buckwheat groats, roasted, dry 0.6
Legumes and Legume Products Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 0.6
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, almonds Prunus dulcis 0.57
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Drumstick (horseradish tree) leaves, raw Moringa oleifera 0.54
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched Bertholletia excelsa 0.49
Cereal Grains and Pasta Barley, hulled Hordeum vulgare L. 0.47
Sweets Baking chocolate, unsweetened, squares 0.47
Legumes and Legume Products Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari) 0.46
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Lima beans, immature seeds, raw Phaseolus lunatus 0.45
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, pine nuts, pinyon, dried Pinus edulis 0.43
Nuts, hazelnuts or filberts Corylus spp. 0.42
Nuts, walnuts, english Juglans regia 0.42
Legumes and Legume Products Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, canned 0.37
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Broadbeans, immature seeds, raw Vicia faba 0.37
Legumes and Legume Products Broadbeans (fava beans), mature seeds, canned 0.35
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Peas, green, raw Pisum sativum 0.32
Peas, green, frozen, unprepared 0.31
Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.31
Peas, green, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.3
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, pecans Carya illinoinensis 0.29
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Garlic, raw Allium sativum 0.27
Peas, green (includes baby and lesuer types), canned, drained solids, unprepared 0.26
Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, unprepared 0.25
Spices and Herbs Dill weed, fresh Anethum graveolens 0.25
Dairy and Egg Products Milk, chocolate, fluid, commercial, reduced fat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D 0.25
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Taro leaves, raw Colocasia esculenta 0.25
Broccoli raab, cooked 0.24
Sweet potato leaves, raw Ipomoea batatas 0.23
Cauliflower, raw Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 0.22
Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw Medicago sativa 0.21
Broccoli raab, raw Brassica ruvo 0.2
Peas, edible-podded, raw Pisum sativum 0.2
Legumes and Legume Products Carob flour Ceratonia siliqua 0.2
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Cowpeas (blackeyes), immature seeds, raw Vigna unguiculata Subsp. Unguiculata 0.19
Kale, raw Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 0.18
Parsley, fresh Petroselinum crispum 0.18
Spinach, raw Spinacia oleracea 0.17
Yardlong bean, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.17
Mung beans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw Vigna radiata 0.17
Broccoli, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.16
Spices and Herbs Peppermint, fresh Mentha x piperita L. nothosubsp. piperita 0.16
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Chives, raw Allium schoenoprasum 0.16
Brussels sprouts, raw Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 0.15
Broccoli, frozen, chopped, unprepared 0.14
Broccoli, raw Brassica oleracea var. italica 0.14
Spices and Herbs Rosemary, fresh Rosmarinus officinalis 0.14
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Corn, sweet, yellow, raw 0.14
Potatoes, Russet, flesh and skin, baked 0.14
Sweet potato leaves, cooked, steamed, without salt 0.13
Fruits and Fruit Juices Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties Persea americana 0.13
Spices and Herbs Thyme, fresh Thymus vulgaris 0.13
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Taro leaves, cooked, steamed, without salt 0.13
Watercress, raw Nasturtium officinale 0.13
Dock, raw Rumex spp. 0.12
Brussels sprouts, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.12
Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, baked 0.12
Collards, raw Brassica oleracea var. viridis 0.12
Cauliflower, frozen, unprepared 0.11
Potatoes, white, flesh and skin, baked 0.11
Potato, flesh and skin, raw Solanum tuberosum 0.11
Mushrooms, white, raw Agaricus bisporus 0.11
Asparagus, cooked, boiled, drained 0.11
Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.11
Spices and Herbs Basil, fresh Ocimum basilicum 0.11
Fruits and Fruit Juices Apricots, raw Prunus armeniaca 0.1
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Asparagus, raw Asparagus officinalis 0.1
Onions, welsh, raw Allium fistulosum 0.1
Cauliflower, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.1
Chard, swiss, white leaf, raw Beta vulgaris subsp. vulagaris 0.1
Carrots, raw Daucus carota 0.1
Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, raw Solanum tuberosum 0.1
Turnip greens, raw Brassica rapa (Rapifera Group) 0.1
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, chestnuts, european, raw, peeled 0.1
Cereal Grains and Pasta Rice, white, long-grain, regular, cooked 0.1
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Vinespinach, (basella), raw Basella alba 0.09
Peppers, hot chili, green, raw Capsicum frutescens 0.09
Beans, snap, yellow, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 0.09
Beans, snap, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.09
Cabbage, savoy, raw Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 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
Cauliflower, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.09
Lotus root, raw Nelumbo nucifera 0.09
Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw Allium cepa or Allium fistulosum 0.09
Potatoes, white, flesh and skin, raw Solanum tuberosum 0.09
Beans, snap, green, frozen, all styles, unprepared 0.09
Beans, snap, green, raw Phaseolus vulgaris 0.09
Beans, snap, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.09
Okra, raw Abelmoschus esculentus 0.08
Lettuce, green leaf, raw Lactuca sativa var. crispa 0.08
Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw Allium ampeloprasum 0.08
Carrots, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.08
Carrots, canned, regular pack, drained solids 0.07
Cabbage, chinese (pe-tsai), raw Brassica rapa (Pekinensis Group) 0.07
Chicory greens, raw Cichorium intybus 0.07
Mushrooms, canned, drained solids 0.07
Onions, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.07
Sweet potato, raw, unprepared Ipomoea batatas 0.07
Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw 0.07
Taro, raw Colocasia esculenta 0.07
Beans, snap, green, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained without salt 0.07
Fruits and Fruit Juices Dates, deglet noor Phoenix dactylifera 0.07
Mangos, raw Mangifera indica 0.07
Kiwifruit, green, raw Actinidia deliciosa 0.06
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Beets, raw Beta vulgaris 0.06
Fruits and Fruit Juices Soursop, raw Annona muricata 0.06
Watermelon, raw Citrullus lanatus 0.06
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Sweet potato, cooked, boiled, without skin 0.06
Lettuce, butterhead (includes boston and bibb types), raw Lactuca sativa var. capitata 0.06
Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw Lactuca sativa var. logifolia 0.06
Kohlrabi, raw Brassica oleracea (Gongylodes Group) 0.06
Endive, raw Cichorium endivia 0.06
Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, without salt 0.06
Radicchio, raw Cichorium intybus 0.06
Tomato products, canned, puree, without salt added 0.05
Eggplant, raw Solanum melongena 0.05
Lettuce, red leaf, raw Lactuca sativa var. crispa 0.05
Cabbage, red, raw Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 0.05
Cabbage, red, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.05
Pumpkin, raw Cucurbita spp. 0.05
Fruits and Fruit Juices Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked 0.05
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Beans, snap, green, canned, regular pack, drained solids 0.05
Fruits and Fruit Juices Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties Citrus sinensis 0.05
Apricots, canned, water pack, without skin, solids and liquids 0.05
Bananas, raw Musa acuminata Colla 0.05
Oranges, raw, navels Citrus sinensis 0.04
Cranberries, raw Vaccinium macrocarpon 0.04
Custard-apple, (bullock's-heart), raw Annona reticulata 0.04
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Cabbage, raw Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 0.04
Cabbage, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.04
Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.04
Onions, raw Allium cepa 0.04
Peppers, sweet, green, raw Capsicum annuum 0.04
Tomatoes, red, ripe, cooked 0.04
Tomatoes, yellow, raw Lycopersicon esculentum 0.04
Peppers, sweet, red, raw 0.04
Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw Capsicum annuum 0.04
Carrots, baby, raw Daucus carota 0.03
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, coconut water (liquid from coconuts) 0.03
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Juice, tomato, canned, without salt added 0.03
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
Fruits and Fruit Juices Strawberries, raw Fragaria X ananassa 0.03
Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large) Olea europaea 0.03
Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw Citrus reticulata 0.03
Papayas, raw Carica papaya 0.03
Peaches, raw Prunus persica 0.03
Pineapple, raw, all varieties Ananas comosus 0.03
Elderberries, raw Sambucus spp. 0.03
Figs, raw Ficus carica 0.03
Cherries, sweet, raw Prunus avium 0.03
Melons, cantaloupe, raw Cucumis melo 0.03
Melons, honeydew, raw Cucumis melo 0.02
Nectarines, raw Prunus persica var. nucipersica 0.02
Juice, lime, raw 0.02
Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas Citrus paradisi 0.02
Grapefruit, raw, white, all areas Citrus paradisi 0.02
Plums, raw Prunus spp. 0.02
Pears, raw Pyrus communis 0.02
Juice, orange, chilled, includes from concentrate 0.02
Strawberries, frozen, unsweetened 0.02
Peaches, canned, heavy syrup, drained 0.02
Vegetables and Vegetable Products Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw Lactuca sativa var. capitata 0.02
Taro, cooked, without salt 0.02
Catsup 0.02
Nut and Seed Products Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw Macadamia integrifolia, M. tetraphylla 0.02
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, grape, canned or bottled, unsweetened, without added ascorbic acid 0.01
Limes, raw Citrus latifolia 0.01
Juice, orange, raw 0.01
Blueberries, cultivated (highbush), raw Vaccinium spp. 0.01
Blueberries, frozen, unsweetened 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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