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56 Beans and Lentils Highest in Leucine

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2730mg Leucine = 100% RDI
  1. Firm Tofu
    3508mg (128% RDI) in 1 cup
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  2. Boiled Soybeans (Edamame)
    2331mg (85% RDI) in 1 cup
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  3. Boiled Lupin Beans
    1960mg (72% RDI) in 1 cup
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  4. Lupin Beans (Cooked)
    1960mg (72% RDI) in 1 cup
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  5. Tofu Prepared With Calcium
    1768mg (65% RDI) in 1 cup
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  6. Canned Navy Beans
    1674mg (61% RDI) in 1 cup
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  7. Cooked Green Soybeans
    1589mg (58% RDI) in 1 cup
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  8. Adzuki Beans
    1454mg (53% RDI) in 1 cup
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  9. Cooked Large White Beans
    1389mg (51% RDI) in 1 cup
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  10. Canned Baked Beans With Beef
    1357mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  11. Boiled Red Kidney Beans
    1340mg (49% RDI) in 1 cup
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  12. Cranberry Beans (Roman Beans)
    1320mg (48% RDI) in 1 cup
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  13. Pinto Beans (Cooked)
    1308mg (48% RDI) in 1 cup
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  14. Kidney Beans
    1303mg (48% RDI) in 1 cup
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  15. Lentils (Cooked)
    1295mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  16. California Red Kidney Beans
    1290mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  17. Cooked Small White Beans
    1282mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  18. Navy Beans
    1274mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  19. Lima Beans
    1265mg (46% RDI) in 1 cup
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  20. Cooked Red Kidney Beans
    1227mg (45% RDI) in 1 cup
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  21. Black Beans
    1218mg (45% RDI) in 1 cup
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  22. Black Turtle Beans
    1208mg (44% RDI) in 1 cup
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  23. Great Northern Beans
    1177mg (43% RDI) in 1 cup
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  24. Split Peas
    1172mg (43% RDI) in 1 cup
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  25. Canned Red Kidney Beans
    1167mg (43% RDI) in 1 cup
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  26. Canned Chili With Beans
    1167mg (43% RDI) in 1 cup
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  27. Edamame
    1155mg (42% RDI) in 1 cup
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  28. Canned Cranberry Beans
    1152mg (42% RDI) in 1 cup
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  29. Canned Kidney Beans
    1139mg (42% RDI) in 1 cup
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  30. Mungo Beans (Cooked)
    1125mg (41% RDI) in 1 cup
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  31. Mung Beans (Cooked)
    1099mg (40% RDI) in 1 cup
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  32. Baked Beans
    1083mg (40% RDI) in 1 cup
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  33. Cooked Catjang Beans
    1065mg (39% RDI) in 1 cup
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  34. Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) (Cooked)
    1035mg (38% RDI) in 1 cup
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  35. Canned Baked Beans
    1029mg (38% RDI) in 1 cup
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  36. Canned Mature (White) Lima Beans
    1024mg (38% RDI) in 1 cup
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  37. Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas)
    1012mg (37% RDI) in 1 cup
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  38. Veggie Burgers
    979mg (36% RDI) in 1 pattie
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  39. Broad Beans (Fava)
    972mg (36% RDI) in 1 cup
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  40. Firm Tofu (With Calcium and Magnesium)
    917mg (34% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  41. Dry-roasted Soybeans
    902mg (33% RDI) in 1oz
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  42. Soft Tofu
    598mg (22% RDI) in 1 piece (2-1/2 Inch x 2-3/4 Inch x 1 Inch)
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  43. Unsalted Peanut Butter (Smooth)
    495mg (18% RDI) in 2 tbsp
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  44. Peanut Butter (Smooth)
    489mg (18% RDI) in 2 tbsp
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  45. Peanut Butter (Chunk Style)
    488mg (18% RDI) in 2 tbsp
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  46. Raw Peanuts
    475mg (17% RDI) in 1 oz
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  47. Soy Protein Powder (Isolate)
    475mg (17% RDI) in 1 tblsp
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  48. Vanilla Soy Milk
    452mg (17% RDI) in 1 cup
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  49. Cooked Blackeyed Peas
    373mg (14% RDI) in 1 cup
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  50. Cooked Broadbeans
    370mg (14% RDI) in 100 grams
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  51. Fortified Chocolate Soy Milk
    316mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup
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  52. Falafel
    160mg (6% RDI) in 1 patty (approx 2-1/4 Inch dia)
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  53. Tamari
    132mg (5% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  54. Soy Sauce
    86mg (3% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  55. Stinky Tofu
    68mg (2% RDI) in 1 block
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  56. Hummus (Homemade)
    52mg (2% RDI) in 1 tablespoon
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Data Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.

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