Table: List of arginine containing foods and their arginine content. They are listed from high to low in each catagory. The arginine content estimates and weights of foods are for the edible portions.

Arginine food sources Arginine content (grams /100 grams of food)
Plant products
Peanuts, Spanish
3.13
Peanuts
3.09
Almond nuts
2.47
Seeds, sunflower seed kernels, dried
2.40
Walnuts, English
2.28
Hazelnuts
2.21
Lentils, raw
2.17
Brazilnuts
2.15
Cashew nuts
2.12
Pistachio nuts
2.03
Flax seed
1.93
Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, raw
1.46
Pecan nuts
1.18
Beans, French, mature seeds, raw
1.17
Soybeans, green, raw
1.04
Tofu, extra firm, prepared with nigari
0.66
Wheat flour, whole-grain
0.64
Garlic, raw
0.63
Muffins, blueberry, toaster-type
0.30
Onion, raw
0.10
Chocolate syrup
0.09
   
Animal products
Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, drained solids
1.74
Chicken, broilers or fryers, giblets, raw
1.19
Salmon, Atlantic, farmed, raw
1.19
Shrimp, mixed species, raw
1.18
Egg, yolk, raw, fresh
1.10
Egg, whole, raw
0.82
Egg, white, raw, fresh
0.65
Pork, fresh, separable fat, raw
0.56
Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat
0.08

 


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Amino Acid Content in Foods
Arginine Tryptophan
Leucine  
Amino acid symbols  
Essential amino acids Non-Essential amino acids




Arginine data source:
USDA Nutrient Database for Standard References, Release 19 (2006).