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200 Foods Highest in Lysine

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2100mg Lysine = 100% RDI
  1. Roasted Chicken Leg
    5715mg (272% RDI) in 1 leg, with skin (Sum of drumstick+thigh+back)
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  2. Skirt Steak
    5619mg (268% RDI) in 6oz steak
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  3. Lean Chicken Breast (Cooked)
    5241mg (250% RDI) in 6oz chicken breast
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  4. Pork Chops (With Fat)
    4864mg (232% RDI) in 1 chop
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  5. Fat Free Ground Turkey
    4814mg (229% RDI) in 6 oz
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  6. Boneless Skinless Chicken Leg (Raw)
    4733mg (225% RDI) in 1 leg, bone and skin removed (Sum of drumstick+thigh+back meat only)
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  7. Pork Chops (Lean)
    4687mg (223% RDI) in 6oz chop
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  8. Bluefin Tuna (Cooked)
    4670mg (222% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  9. Cooked Grouper
    4610mg (220% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  10. Roasted Boneless Skinless Chicken Leg
    4489mg (214% RDI) in 1 leg (Sum of drumstick+thigh+back meat only)
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  11. Cooked Sockeye Salmon
    4376mg (208% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  12. Cooked Yellowfin Tuna
    4361mg (208% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  13. Cooked Coho Salmon (Wild, Moist Heat)
    4272mg (203% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  14. Chuck Steak (Mock Tender)
    4226mg (201% RDI) in 1 steak
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  15. Ribeye Steak (Filet)
    4120mg (196% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  16. Cooked Snapper
    4106mg (196% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  17. Cooked Yellowtail
    3979mg (189% RDI) in 1/2 fillet
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  18. Wild Atlantic Salmon (Cooked)
    3971mg (189% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  19. Cooked Tilapia
    3936mg (187% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  20. Cooked Northern Pike
    3854mg (184% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  21. Hamburger Large Triple Patty With Condiments
    3838mg (183% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  22. Cooked Coho Salmon (Farmed)
    3794mg (181% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  23. Roasted Turkey Breast
    3783mg (180% RDI) in 6 oz
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  24. Cooked Atlantic Cod
    3775mg (180% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  25. Atlantic Mackerel (Cooked)
    3723mg (177% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  26. Roasted Chicken Breast
    3689mg (176% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  27. Cooked Coho Salmon (Wild)
    3662mg (174% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  28. Cooked Clams
    3627mg (173% RDI) in 20 small
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  29. Cheeseburger; Triple Regular Patty; Plain
    3620mg (172% RDI) in 1 item
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  30. Lean Roasted Ham
    3571mg (170% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
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  31. Roast Goose
    3546mg (169% RDI) in 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook goose)
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  32. Cooked Mahimahi
    3463mg (165% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  33. Cooked Eel
    3452mg (164% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  34. Farmed Atlantic Salmon
    3451mg (164% RDI) in 6oz fillet
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  35. Cooked Tilefish
    3374mg (161% RDI) in 1/2 fillet
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  36. Canned Sardines
    3367mg (160% RDI) in 1 cup, drained
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  37. Chicken (Light Meat)
    3227mg (154% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  38. Roasted Ham
    3227mg (154% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
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  39. Cooked Haddock
    3189mg (152% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  40. Kielbasa Sausage (Cooked)
    3056mg (146% RDI) in 1 link
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  41. Cheeseburger; Single Large Patty; With Condiments Vegetables And Ham
    3040mg (145% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  42. Atlantic Herring
    3024mg (144% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  43. Cooked Trout
    3010mg (143% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  44. Grilled Top Round Steak
    2927mg (139% RDI) in 3 oz
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  45. Smoked Whitefish
    2923mg (139% RDI) in 1 cup, cooked
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  46. Cheeseburger; Double Large Patty With Condiments And Vegetables
    2905mg (138% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  47. Roasted Chicken Thigh
    2852mg (136% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
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  48. Roast Duck
    2813mg (134% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  49. Cooked Walleye Pike
    2795mg (133% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  50. Raw Chicken Thigh
    2795mg (133% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
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  51. Cooked Pacific Herring
    2779mg (132% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  52. Raw Boneless Skinless Thigh Meat
    2764mg (132% RDI) in 1 thigh without skin
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  53. Roasted Boneless Skinless Thigh Meat
    2710mg (129% RDI) in 1 thigh without skin
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  54. Country-Style Roasted Pork Ribs
    2698mg (128% RDI) in 1 rack
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  55. Lamb Shoulder Roast (Cooked)
    2667mg (127% RDI) in 3 oz
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  56. Cheeseburger; Single Large Patty; With Condiments And Bacon
    2614mg (124% RDI) in 1 item
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  57. Cooked Striped Bass
    2589mg (123% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  58. Striped Bass (Raw)
    2589mg (123% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  59. Veal Leg Top Roast (Cooked)
    2571mg (122% RDI) in 3 oz
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  60. Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steak
    2547mg (121% RDI) in 3 oz
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  61. Grilled Porterhouse Steak
    2516mg (120% RDI) in 3 oz
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  62. Hamburger; Double Large Patty; With Condiments And Vegetables
    2504mg (119% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  63. Whelk (Cooked)
    2491mg (119% RDI) in 3 oz
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  64. Lean Cured Ham
    2485mg (118% RDI) in 1 cup
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  65. Braised Beef Or Chuck Stew
    2479mg (118% RDI) in 3 oz
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  66. Roasted Beef Eye Of Round Roast
    2470mg (118% RDI) in 3 oz
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  67. Cured Ham
    2470mg (118% RDI) in 1 cup
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  68. Dungeness Crab (Raw)
    2469mg (118% RDI) in 1 crab
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  69. Smoked Sturgeon
    2435mg (116% RDI) in 3 oz
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  70. Cooked Catfish
    2427mg (116% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  71. Grilled T-bone Steak
    2413mg (115% RDI) in 3 oz
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  72. Braised Cube Steak
    2411mg (115% RDI) in 3 oz
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  73. Beef Chuck Pot Roast
    2397mg (114% RDI) in 3 oz
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  74. Raw Skinless Chicken Drumstick
    2380mg (113% RDI) in 1 drumstick with skin
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  75. Roasted Wild Boar
    2371mg (113% RDI) in 3 oz
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  76. Low Fat Cured Ham
    2355mg (112% RDI) in 1 cup
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  77. Grilled T-bone Steak (Choice)
    2329mg (111% RDI) in 3 oz
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  78. Canned Shrimp
    2321mg (111% RDI) in 1 cup
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  79. Hamburger; Double Regular Patty; With Condiments
    2283mg (109% RDI) in 1 item
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  80. Broiled Pork Tenderloin
    2278mg (108% RDI) in 3 oz
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  81. Alaskan King Crab
    2257mg (107% RDI) in 1 leg
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  82. Roasted Chicken Drumsticks
    2238mg (107% RDI) in 1 drumstick with skin (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook chicken)
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  83. Firm Tofu
    2225mg (106% RDI) in 1 cup
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  84. Pork Spare Ribs
    2221mg (106% RDI) in 3 oz
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  85. Buffalo Sirloin Steak
    2213mg (105% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
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  86. Grilled Porterhouse Steak (Choice)
    2207mg (105% RDI) in 3 oz
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  87. Fat Free Broiled Turkey Patties
    2205mg (105% RDI) in 1 patty
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  88. Ostrich Steak
    2204mg (105% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
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  89. London Broil
    2203mg (105% RDI) in 3 oz
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  90. Cooked Skipjack
    2202mg (105% RDI) in 3 oz
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  91. Roasted Skinless Chicken Drumstick
    2195mg (105% RDI) in 1 drumstick without skin
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  92. Cooked Sea Bass
    2192mg (104% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  93. Braised Pork Loin
    2184mg (104% RDI) in 3 oz
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  94. Cheeseburger; Double Regular Patty And Bun; With Condiments And Vegetables
    2164mg (103% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  95. Top Blade Chuck Steak
    2153mg (103% RDI) in 3 oz
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  96. Lamb Sirloin
    2128mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
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  97. Lamb Shank
    2115mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
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  98. Roasted Turkey Light Meat
    2113mg (101% RDI) in 1 serving
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  99. Roasted Turkey Drumstick
    2113mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
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  100. Broiled Sirloin Strip Steak
    2107mg (100% RDI) in 3 oz
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  101. Raw Tilapia
    2100mg (100% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  102. Broiled Beef Round
    2099mg (100% RDI) in 3 oz
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  103. Pork Bratwurst
    2091mg (100% RDI) in 1 link cooked
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  104. Pork Loin
    2079mg (99% RDI) in 3 oz
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  105. Cheeseburger; Double Regular Patty; Plain
    2076mg (99% RDI) in 1 item
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  106. Canned White Tuna (Oil Packed)
    2071mg (99% RDI) in 3 oz
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  107. Cooked Deer Tenderloin
    2069mg (99% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
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  108. Roasted Pork Tenderloin
    2063mg (98% RDI) in 3 oz
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  109. Cooked Cuttlefish
    2063mg (98% RDI) in 3 oz
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  110. Roast Turkey (Without Skin)
    2038mg (97% RDI) in 3 oz
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  111. Cooked King Mackerel
    2030mg (97% RDI) in 3 oz
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  112. Cooked Grass Fed Ground Bison (Buffalo)
    2008mg (96% RDI) in 3 oz
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  113. Broiled Lean Beef Flank Steak
    1998mg (95% RDI) in 3 oz
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  114. Flat Fish (Flounder or Sole)
    1982mg (94% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  115. Broiled Turkey Patties
    1975mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
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  116. Cooked Halibut
    1973mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
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  117. Low Fat Broiled Turkey Patties
    1970mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
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  118. Cooked Ground Pork
    1964mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
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  119. Boston Steak (Pork)
    1955mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
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  120. Canned Sockeye Salmon
    1953mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
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  121. KFC Fried Chicken Breast
    1953mg (93% RDI) in 1 breast, with skin
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  122. Cooked Spiny Lobster
    1951mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
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  123. Cooked Pollock
    1946mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
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  124. Roasted Chicken Wings
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 1 piece
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  125. Roast Turkey Dark Meat
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 1 serving
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  126. Roasted Turkey Thigh
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
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  127. Roasted Turkey
    1940mg (92% RDI) in 3 oz
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  128. Pan-broiled Ground Bison
    1918mg (91% RDI) in 1 patty ( yield from 112.7 g raw meat )
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  129. Cooked Pompano
    1914mg (91% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  130. Atlantic Mackerel (Raw)
    1913mg (91% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  131. Cooked Whitefish
    1911mg (91% RDI) in 3 oz
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  132. Boiled Soybeans (Edamame)
    1906mg (91% RDI) in 1 cup
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  133. Octopus (Cooked)
    1894mg (90% RDI) in 3 oz
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  134. Roasted Lean Buffalo
    1886mg (90% RDI) in 3 oz
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  135. Canned Blue Crab
    1871mg (89% RDI) in 1 cup
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  136. Broiled Ground Lamb
    1858mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  137. Broiled Ground Beef Patty (97% Lean)
    1855mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  138. Cooked Shrimp
    1846mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  139. Broiled Ground Beef Patty (93% Lean)
    1845mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  140. Canned White Tuna (Water Packed)
    1844mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  141. Cooked Swordfish
    1843mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  142. Raw Chicken Breast
    1839mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  143. Pan-broiled Ground Beef Patty (97% Lean)
    1836mg (87% RDI) in 3 oz
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  144. Bluefin Tuna (Raw)
    1821mg (87% RDI) in 3 oz
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  145. Yellowtail (Raw)
    1807mg (86% RDI) in 3 oz
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  146. Raw Chicken Wings
    1803mg (86% RDI) in 1 piece
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  147. Panfried Beef Hamburger
    1799mg (86% RDI) in 3 oz
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  148. Canned Pink Salmon
    1796mg (86% RDI) in 3 oz
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  149. Raw Fatfree Ground Turkey
    1786mg (85% RDI) in 1 patty (cooked from 4 oz raw)
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  150. Cheeseburger; Single Large Patty; Plain
    1785mg (85% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  151. Cooked Orange Roughy
    1778mg (85% RDI) in 3 oz
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  152. Canned Atlantic Cod
    1777mg (85% RDI) in 3 oz
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  153. Hamburger; Single Large Patty; With Condiments And Vegetables
    1775mg (85% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  154. Cooked Lingcod
    1767mg (84% RDI) in 3 oz
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  155. Cooked Smelt
    1765mg (84% RDI) in 3 oz
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  156. Queen Crab (Cooked)
    1752mg (83% RDI) in 3 oz
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  157. Canned Salmon
    1750mg (83% RDI) in 3 oz
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  158. Roasted Pork Backribs
    1739mg (83% RDI) in 3 oz
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  159. Submarine Sandwich Tuna On White Bread With Lettuce And Tomato
    1728mg (82% RDI) in 6 inch sub
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  160. Subway Tuna Sub
    1728mg (82% RDI) in 6 inch sub
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  161. Skipjack Tuna (Raw)
    1717mg (82% RDI) in 3 oz
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  162. Canned Pink Salmon (With Skin and Bones)
    1683mg (80% RDI) in 3 oz
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  163. Lowfat Ricotta
    1678mg (80% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  164. Raw Coho Salmon
    1660mg (79% RDI) in 3 oz
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  165. Ricotta Cheese
    1659mg (79% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  166. Pan Fried Beef Liver
    1659mg (79% RDI) in 1 slice
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  167. Cooked Dungeness Crab
    1648mg (78% RDI) in 3 oz
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  168. Cheeseburger; Double Regular Patty With Condiments And Vegetables
    1642mg (78% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  169. Blue Crab
    1635mg (78% RDI) in 1 cup, flaked and pieces
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  170. Cooked Rainbow Trout
    1624mg (77% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  171. Cooked Sturgeon
    1616mg (77% RDI) in 3 oz
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  172. Cooked Turbot
    1607mg (77% RDI) in 3 oz
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  173. Canned Sockeye Salmon (With Bones)
    1598mg (76% RDI) in 3 oz
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  174. Protein Powder Soy Based
    1598mg (76% RDI) in 1 scoop
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  175. Dry Pork Salami
    1596mg (76% RDI) in 3oz
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  176. Prime Rib Steak
    1594mg (76% RDI) in 3 oz
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  177. Farmed Atlantic Salmon (Raw)
    1590mg (76% RDI) in 3 oz
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  178. Anchovies (Raw)
    1589mg (76% RDI) in 3 oz
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  179. Lamb Ribs
    1585mg (75% RDI) in 3 oz
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  180. Hamburger; Single Large Patty; Plain
    1580mg (75% RDI) in 1 sandwich
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  181. Canned Clams
    1577mg (75% RDI) in 3 oz
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  182. Emu Steak
    1564mg (74% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
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  183. Cooked Whiting
    1552mg (74% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  184. Braised Beef Shortribs
    1550mg (74% RDI) in 3 oz
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  185. Wild Atlantic Salmon (Raw)
    1549mg (74% RDI) in 3 oz
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  186. Raw Whiting
    1547mg (74% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  187. Cooked Pacific Cod
    1544mg (74% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  188. Canned Sockeye Salmon (With Skin and Bones)
    1531mg (73% RDI) in 3 oz
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  189. Canadian Bacon (Raw)
    1530mg (73% RDI) in 3 oz
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  190. Rainbow Trout (Raw)
    1514mg (72% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  191. Cooked Blue Mussels
    1512mg (72% RDI) in 3 oz
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  192. Beef And Pork Baloney (Bologna)
    1499mg (71% RDI) in 3 (1/2) oz
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  193. Pink Salmon (Raw)
    1495mg (71% RDI) in 3 oz
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  194. Whitefish (Raw)
    1490mg (71% RDI) in 3 oz
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  195. Fast Food Double Hamburger
    1471mg (70% RDI) in 1 item
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  196. Cheeseburger; Double Regular Patty; Double Decker Bun With Condiments And Special Sauce
    1467mg (70% RDI) in 1 item
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  197. Canned Eastern Oysters
    1436mg (68% RDI) in 1 can (12 oz), oysters and liquid
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  198. Pepperoni
    1404mg (67% RDI) in 3 oz
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  199. Skim Milk
    1382mg (66% RDI) in 16oz glass
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  200. Boiled Lupin Beans
    1381mg (66% RDI) in 1 cup
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