Table 2: Top 20 nuts and seeds highest in arginine content.

Rank Nuts and seeds
Arginine content (g/100 g edible portion)
1 Seeds, sesame flour, low-fat 7.44
2 Seeds, cottonseed flour, low fat (glandless) 6.73
3 Seeds, cottonseed meal, partially defatted (glandless) 6.63
4 Seeds, sesame flour, partially defatted 5.98
5 Seeds, cottonseed flour, partially defatted (glandless) 5.53
6 Seeds, pumpkin and squash seed kernels, roasted, without salt 5.42
7 Seeds, pumpkin and squash seed kernels, roasted, with salt added 5.42
8 Seeds, sunflower seed flour, partially defatted 5.07
9 Seeds, watermelon seed kernels, dried 4.90
10 Nuts, butternuts, dried 4.86
11 Seeds, sesame flour, high-fat 4.57
12 Seeds, cottonseed kernels, roasted (glandless) 4.40
13 Seeds, pumpkin and squash seed kernels, dried 4.03
14 Seeds, safflower seed meal, partially defatted 3.85
15 Nuts, walnuts, black, dried 3.62
16 Seeds, sesame seed kernels, dried (decorticated) 3.25
17 Seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, whole, roasted, without salt 3.05
18 Seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, whole, roasted, with salt added 3.05
19 Seeds, sesame butter, paste 2.68
20 Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from unroasted kernels (non-chemically removed seed coat) 2.66


Table 3: Top 10 vegetables highest in arginine content.

Rank Vegetables Arginine content (g/100 grams edidble portion)
1 Seaweed, spirulina, dried 4.15
2 Chives, freeze-dried 1.53
3 Onions, dehydrated flakes 1.20
4 Soybeans, green, raw 1.04
5 Soybeans, green, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt 0.99
6 Soybeans, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 0.99
7 Soybeans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw 0.91
8 Soybeans, mature seeds, sprouted, cooked, stir-fried 0.91
9 Shallots, freeze-dried 0.89
10 Peppers, sweet, green, freeze-dried 0.86

 

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