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116 Meats 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. Roasted Boneless Skinless Chicken Leg
    4489mg (214% RDI) in 1 leg (Sum of drumstick+thigh+back meat only)
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  9. Chuck Steak (Mock Tender)
    4226mg (201% RDI) in 1 steak
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  10. Ribeye Steak (Filet)
    4120mg (196% RDI) in 1 fillet
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  11. Roasted Turkey Breast
    3783mg (180% RDI) in 6 oz
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  12. Roasted Chicken Breast
    3689mg (176% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  13. Lean Roasted Ham
    3571mg (170% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
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  14. Roast Goose
    3546mg (169% RDI) in 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook goose)
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  15. Chicken (Light Meat)
    3227mg (154% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  16. Roasted Ham
    3227mg (154% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
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  17. Kielbasa Sausage (Cooked)
    3056mg (146% RDI) in 1 link
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  18. Grilled Top Round Steak
    2927mg (139% RDI) in 3 oz
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  19. Roasted Chicken Thigh
    2852mg (136% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
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  20. Roast Duck
    2813mg (134% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  21. Raw Chicken Thigh
    2795mg (133% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
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  22. Raw Boneless Skinless Thigh Meat
    2764mg (132% RDI) in 1 thigh without skin
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  23. Roasted Boneless Skinless Thigh Meat
    2710mg (129% RDI) in 1 thigh without skin
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  24. Country-Style Roasted Pork Ribs
    2698mg (128% RDI) in 1 rack
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  25. Lamb Shoulder Roast (Cooked)
    2667mg (127% RDI) in 3 oz
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  26. Veal Leg Top Roast (Cooked)
    2571mg (122% RDI) in 3 oz
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  27. Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steak
    2547mg (121% RDI) in 3 oz
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  28. Grilled Porterhouse Steak
    2516mg (120% RDI) in 3 oz
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  29. Lean Cured Ham
    2485mg (118% RDI) in 1 cup
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  30. Braised Beef Or Chuck Stew
    2479mg (118% RDI) in 3 oz
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  31. Roasted Beef Eye Of Round Roast
    2470mg (118% RDI) in 3 oz
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  32. Cured Ham
    2470mg (118% RDI) in 1 cup
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  33. Grilled T-bone Steak
    2413mg (115% RDI) in 3 oz
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  34. Braised Cube Steak
    2411mg (115% RDI) in 3 oz
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  35. Beef Chuck Pot Roast
    2397mg (114% RDI) in 3 oz
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  36. Raw Skinless Chicken Drumstick
    2380mg (113% RDI) in 1 drumstick with skin
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  37. Roasted Wild Boar
    2371mg (113% RDI) in 3 oz
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  38. Low Fat Cured Ham
    2355mg (112% RDI) in 1 cup
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  39. Grilled T-bone Steak (Choice)
    2329mg (111% RDI) in 3 oz
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  40. Broiled Pork Tenderloin
    2278mg (108% RDI) in 3 oz
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  41. Roasted Chicken Drumsticks
    2238mg (107% RDI) in 1 drumstick with skin (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook chicken)
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  42. Pork Spare Ribs
    2221mg (106% RDI) in 3 oz
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  43. Buffalo Sirloin Steak
    2213mg (105% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
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  44. Grilled Porterhouse Steak (Choice)
    2207mg (105% RDI) in 3 oz
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  45. Fat Free Broiled Turkey Patties
    2205mg (105% RDI) in 1 patty
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  46. Ostrich Steak
    2204mg (105% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
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  47. London Broil
    2203mg (105% RDI) in 3 oz
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  48. Roasted Skinless Chicken Drumstick
    2195mg (105% RDI) in 1 drumstick without skin
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  49. Braised Pork Loin
    2184mg (104% RDI) in 3 oz
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  50. Top Blade Chuck Steak
    2153mg (103% RDI) in 3 oz
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  51. Lamb Sirloin
    2128mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
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  52. Lamb Shank
    2115mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
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  53. Roasted Turkey Light Meat
    2113mg (101% RDI) in 1 serving
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  54. Roasted Turkey Drumstick
    2113mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
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  55. Broiled Sirloin Strip Steak
    2107mg (100% RDI) in 3 oz
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  56. Broiled Beef Round
    2099mg (100% RDI) in 3 oz
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  57. Pork Bratwurst
    2091mg (100% RDI) in 1 link cooked
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  58. Pork Loin
    2079mg (99% RDI) in 3 oz
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  59. Cooked Deer Tenderloin
    2069mg (99% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
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  60. Roasted Pork Tenderloin
    2063mg (98% RDI) in 3 oz
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  61. Roast Turkey (Without Skin)
    2038mg (97% RDI) in 3 oz
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  62. Cooked Grass Fed Ground Bison (Buffalo)
    2008mg (96% RDI) in 3 oz
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  63. Broiled Lean Beef Flank Steak
    1998mg (95% RDI) in 3 oz
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  64. Broiled Turkey Patties
    1975mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
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  65. Low Fat Broiled Turkey Patties
    1970mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
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  66. Cooked Ground Pork
    1964mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
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  67. Boston Steak (Pork)
    1955mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
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  68. Roasted Chicken Wings
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 1 piece
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  69. Roast Turkey Dark Meat
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 1 serving
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  70. Roasted Turkey Thigh
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
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  71. Roasted Turkey
    1940mg (92% RDI) in 3 oz
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  72. Pan-broiled Ground Bison
    1918mg (91% RDI) in 1 patty ( yield from 112.7 g raw meat )
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  73. Roasted Lean Buffalo
    1886mg (90% RDI) in 3 oz
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  74. Broiled Ground Lamb
    1858mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  75. Broiled Ground Beef Patty (97% Lean)
    1855mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  76. Broiled Ground Beef Patty (93% Lean)
    1845mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  77. Raw Chicken Breast
    1839mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
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  78. Pan-broiled Ground Beef Patty (97% Lean)
    1836mg (87% RDI) in 3 oz
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  79. Raw Chicken Wings
    1803mg (86% RDI) in 1 piece
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  80. Panfried Beef Hamburger
    1799mg (86% RDI) in 3 oz
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  81. Raw Fatfree Ground Turkey
    1786mg (85% RDI) in 1 patty (cooked from 4 oz raw)
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  82. Roasted Pork Backribs
    1739mg (83% RDI) in 3 oz
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  83. Pan Fried Beef Liver
    1659mg (79% RDI) in 1 slice
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  84. Dry Pork Salami
    1596mg (76% RDI) in 3oz
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  85. Prime Rib Steak
    1594mg (76% RDI) in 3 oz
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  86. Lamb Ribs
    1585mg (75% RDI) in 3 oz
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  87. Emu Steak
    1564mg (74% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
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  88. Braised Beef Shortribs
    1550mg (74% RDI) in 3 oz
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  89. Canadian Bacon (Raw)
    1530mg (73% RDI) in 3 oz
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  90. Beef And Pork Baloney (Bologna)
    1499mg (71% RDI) in 3 (1/2) oz
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  91. Pepperoni
    1404mg (67% RDI) in 3 oz
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  92. Lamb Liver (Cooked)
    1174mg (56% RDI) in 3 oz
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  93. Bacon (Pan-fried)
    1095mg (52% RDI) in 3 slices
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  94. Veal Bratwurst
    969mg (46% RDI) in 1 serving 2.96 oz
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  95. Chicken Hotdog
    931mg (44% RDI) in 3 oz
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  96. Canned Beef
    774mg (37% RDI) in 1 serving
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  97. Lowfat Pastrami
    754mg (36% RDI) in 1 serving 6 slices
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  98. Chorizo
    686mg (33% RDI) in 1 oz
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  99. Sweet Italian Sausage
    674mg (32% RDI) in 1 link 3 oz
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  100. Beef And Chicken Polish Sausage
    611mg (29% RDI) in 1 serving 5 pieces
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  101. Salami
    526mg (25% RDI) in 1 oz
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  102. Cured Smoked Beef
    461mg (22% RDI) in 1 slice (1 oz)
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  103. Leg Of Lamb
    449mg (21% RDI) in 1 oz
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  104. Turkey Salami
    404mg (19% RDI) in 1 serving
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  105. Canned Ham
    392mg (19% RDI) in 1 oz
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  106. Turkey Hotdog
    352mg (17% RDI) in 1 oz
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  107. Canadian Bacon (Pan-fried)
    342mg (16% RDI) in 1 slice
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  108. Pork Baloney (Bologna)
    337mg (16% RDI) in 1 slice, medium (4-1/2 Inch dia x 1/8 Inch thick) (1 oz)
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  109. Luncheon Sausage (Pork And Beef)
    333mg (16% RDI) in 1 slice (4 Inch dia x 1/8 Inch thick)
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  110. Bacon (Raw)
    314mg (15% RDI) in 1 slice raw
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  111. Beef Baloney (Bologna)
    314mg (15% RDI) in 1 slice
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  112. Turkey Baloney (Bologna)
    285mg (14% RDI) in 0.99 oz 1 serving
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  113. Braunschweiger Pork Liver Sausage
    258mg (12% RDI) in 1 oz
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  114. Pork Beerwurst
    237mg (11% RDI) in 1 slice (4 Inch dia x 1/8 Inch thick)
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  115. Berliner Sausage
    208mg (10% RDI) in 1 slice
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  116. Dry Pork And Beef Salami
    184mg (9% RDI) in 1 slice
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