Foods High and Low in Aspartic Acid

High protein foods, generally, contain high amounts of aspartic acid. The highest aspartic acid concentration is found in soy protein isolate, which is approximately 90% protein. Raw legumes and nuts such as soybeans, peanuts, lentils, chickpea also rank high in aspartic amino acid content.

Table: List of select foods containing aspartic amino acid (in grams per 100 grams of food portion). 

Aspartic acid food sourcesAsparatic acid content (in grams/100 grams food)
Soy protein isolate 10.20
Egg, white, dried 8.25
Peanut flour, defatted 6.37
Seaweed, spirulina, dried 5.79
Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 4.59
Peanuts, all types, raw 3.15
Lentils, raw 3.10
Cowpea, catjang, mature seeds, raw 2.88
Nuts, almonds 2.73
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw 2.27
Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw 2.10
Salami, Italian, pork 2.10
Flax seed , raw 2.05
Fish, salmon, pink, raw 2.04
Beef, round, top round, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, select, raw 2.02
Beef, top sirloin, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, choice, raw 2.00
Nuts, walnuts, english 1.83
Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, raw 1.75
Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from raw and stone ground kernels 1.65
Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, raw 1.64
Egg, yolk, raw, fresh 1.55
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 1.33
Egg, white, raw, fresh 1.22
Sausage, Italian, pork, raw 1.19
Hummus 0.54
Asparagus 0.51
Pork, fresh, separable fat, raw 0.44
Soy milk, fluid 0.38
Milk, sheep, fluid 0.33
Snap beans, green, raw 0.26
Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat 0.24
Milk, goat, fluid 0.21
Milk, human, mature, fluid 0.08

Data source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19 (2006).