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56 Beans and Lentils Highest in Lysine

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2100mg Lysine = 100% RDI
  1. Firm Tofu
    2225mg (106% RDI) in 1 cup
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  2. Boiled Soybeans (Edamame)
    1906mg (91% RDI) in 1 cup
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  3. Boiled Lupin Beans
    1381mg (66% RDI) in 1 cup
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  4. Lupin Beans (Cooked)
    1381mg (66% RDI) in 1 cup
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  5. Canned Navy Beans
    1381mg (66% RDI) in 1 cup
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  6. Cooked Green Soybeans
    1330mg (63% RDI) in 1 cup
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  7. Adzuki Beans
    1304mg (62% RDI) in 1 cup
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  8. Lentils (Cooked)
    1247mg (59% RDI) in 1 cup
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  9. Canned Baked Beans With Beef
    1202mg (57% RDI) in 1 cup
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  10. Cooked Large White Beans
    1196mg (57% RDI) in 1 cup
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  11. Split Peas
    1180mg (56% RDI) in 1 cup
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  12. Edamame
    1155mg (55% RDI) in 1 cup
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  13. Boiled Red Kidney Beans
    1152mg (55% RDI) in 1 cup
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  14. Cranberry Beans (Roman Beans)
    1135mg (54% RDI) in 1 cup
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  15. Tofu Prepared With Calcium
    1121mg (53% RDI) in 1 cup
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  16. California Red Kidney Beans
    1110mg (53% RDI) in 1 cup
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  17. Cooked Small White Beans
    1103mg (53% RDI) in 1 cup
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  18. Pinto Beans (Cooked)
    1077mg (51% RDI) in 1 cup
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  19. Kidney Beans
    1074mg (51% RDI) in 1 cup
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  20. Cooked Red Kidney Beans
    1053mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  21. Canned Chili With Beans
    1047mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  22. Black Beans
    1046mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  23. Black Turtle Beans
    1040mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  24. Great Northern Beans
    1012mg (48% RDI) in 1 cup
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  25. Canned Cranberry Beans
    991mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  26. Mung Beans (Cooked)
    990mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  27. Lima Beans
    983mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  28. Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) (Cooked)
    973mg (46% RDI) in 1 cup
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  29. Canned Red Kidney Beans
    963mg (46% RDI) in 1 cup
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  30. Baked Beans
    959mg (46% RDI) in 1 cup
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  31. Navy Beans
    946mg (45% RDI) in 1 cup
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  32. Cooked Catjang Beans
    941mg (45% RDI) in 1 cup
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  33. Canned Kidney Beans
    940mg (45% RDI) in 1 cup
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  34. Mungo Beans (Cooked)
    900mg (43% RDI) in 1 cup
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  35. Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas)
    894mg (43% RDI) in 1 cup
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  36. Broad Beans (Fava)
    826mg (39% RDI) in 1 cup
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  37. Canned Mature (White) Lima Beans
    795mg (38% RDI) in 1 cup
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  38. Canned Baked Beans
    757mg (36% RDI) in 1 cup
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  39. Dry-roasted Soybeans
    738mg (35% RDI) in 1oz
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  40. Veggie Burgers
    703mg (33% RDI) in 1 pattie
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  41. Firm Tofu (With Calcium and Magnesium)
    582mg (28% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  42. Soft Tofu
    517mg (25% RDI) in 1 piece (2-1/2 Inch x 2-3/4 Inch x 1 Inch)
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  43. Soy Protein Powder (Isolate)
    373mg (18% RDI) in 1 tblsp
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  44. Cooked Blackeyed Peas
    345mg (16% RDI) in 1 cup
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  45. Vanilla Soy Milk
    318mg (15% RDI) in 1 cup
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  46. Cooked Broadbeans
    313mg (15% RDI) in 100 grams
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  47. Raw Peanuts
    263mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  48. Fortified Chocolate Soy Milk
    224mg (11% RDI) in 1 cup
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  49. Unsalted Peanut Butter (Smooth)
    218mg (10% RDI) in 2 tbsp
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  50. Peanut Butter (Smooth)
    215mg (10% RDI) in 2 tbsp
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  51. Peanut Butter (Chunk Style)
    215mg (10% RDI) in 2 tbsp
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  52. Falafel
    146mg (7% RDI) in 1 patty (approx 2-1/4 Inch dia)
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  53. Tamari
    132mg (6% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  54. Soy Sauce
    61mg (3% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  55. Stinky Tofu
    59mg (3% RDI) in 1 block
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  56. Hummus (Homemade)
    44mg (2% RDI) in 1 tablespoon
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