Vegeterian Sources high in Lysine Content

Legumes are among the highest lysine containing foods. Examples are soybean and its products, kidney and fava beans. Below is a list of the best sources of lysine.

Lysine food sourcesLysine content (g/100g of edible food portion)
Tofu, dried-frozen (koyadofu) 3.16
Parsley, freeze-dried 3.12
Seaweed, spirulina, dried 3.03
Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 2.71
Soy flour, full-fat, raw 2.30
Winged beans, mature seeds, raw 2.14
Lupins, mature seeds, raw 1.93
Peas, green, split, mature seeds, raw 1.77
Lentils, pink or red, raw 1.74
Kidney beans or broadbeans (fava beans), mature seeds, raw 1.67
Seeds, sesame flour, low-fat 1.61
Wheat germ, crude 1.43
Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw 1.14
Chives, freeze-dried 1.06
Seeds, chia seeds, dried 0.97
Peppers, sweet, red, freeze-dried 0.80
Peppers, sweet, green, freeze-dried 0.80
Leeks, (bulb and lower-leaf portion), freeze-dried 0.79
Soybeans, green, raw 0.78
Soybeans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw 0.75


Breakfast Cereals High in Lysine Content

RankLysine food sourcesLysine content (g/100g of edible food portion)
1 Cereals ready-to-eat, wheat germ, toasted, plain 1.85
2 Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, dry 0.68
3 Cereals ready-to-eat, granola, homemade 0.64
4 Cereals, oats, regular and quick and instant, not fortified, dry 0.64
5 Cereals ready-to-eat, Ralston TASTEEOS 0.41
6 Cereals ready-to-eat, wheat, puffed, fortified 0.41
7 Cereals ready-to-eat, KELLOGG, KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN Original 0.35
8 Cereals ready-to-eat, GENERAL MILLS, CHEERIOS 0.34
9 Cereals ready-to-eat, wheat, shredded, plain, sugar and salt free 0.32
10 Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, instant, dry 0.27