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60 Nuts and Seeds Highest in Lysine

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2100mg Lysine = 100% RDI
  1. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (With Shells)
    394mg (19% RDI) in 1 oz (85 seeds)
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  2. Hemp Seeds
    362mg (17% RDI) in 1oz
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  3. Dried Pumpkin and Squash Seeds
    351mg (17% RDI) in 1 oz
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  4. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (Unsalted)
    346mg (16% RDI) in 1 oz
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  5. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (Salted)
    346mg (16% RDI) in 1 oz
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  6. Dry Roasted Pistachio Nuts
    338mg (16% RDI) in 1 oz (49 kernels)
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  7. Pistachio Nuts
    323mg (15% RDI) in 1 oz (49 kernels)
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  8. Dried Lotus Seeds
    280mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz (42 medium seeds)
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  9. Chia Seeds
    275mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  10. Cashew Butter
    266mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  11. Cashews (Raw)
    264mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  12. Dried Sunflower Seeds
    262mg (12% RDI) in 1 oz
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  13. Flax Seeds
    245mg (12% RDI) in 1oz
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  14. Oil Roasted Cashews
    244mg (12% RDI) in 1 oz (18 kernels)
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  15. Dry Roasted Peanuts
    241mg (11% RDI) in 1 oz
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  16. Dry-roasted Cashews
    232mg (11% RDI) in 1 oz
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  17. Dry Roasted Sunflower Seeds
    226mg (11% RDI) in 1 oz
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  18. Dry Roasted Sunflower Seeds (With Salt)
    226mg (11% RDI) in 1 oz
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  19. Butternuts (Dried)
    219mg (10% RDI) in 1 oz
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  20. Dry-Roasted Mixed Nuts (Salted)
    211mg (10% RDI) in 1 oz
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  21. Black Walnuts (Dried)
    202mg (10% RDI) in 1 oz
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  22. Coconut Milk
    201mg (10% RDI) in 1 cup
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  23. Sesame Butter (Tahini)
    162mg (8% RDI) in 1 oz
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  24. Almonds
    161mg (8% RDI) in 1 oz (23 whole kernels)
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  25. Dry Roasted Almonds
    160mg (8% RDI) in 1 oz (22 whole kernels)
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  26. Roasted Chestnuts
    158mg (8% RDI) in 10 kernels
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  27. Sesame Seeds (Toasted)
    154mg (7% RDI) in 1 oz
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  28. Pine Nuts (Dried)
    153mg (7% RDI) in 1 oz (167 kernels)
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  29. Safflower Seeds
    152mg (7% RDI) in 1 oz
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  30. Acorns (Dried)
    143mg (7% RDI) in 1 oz
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  31. Dried Hickorynuts
    141mg (7% RDI) in 1 oz
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  32. Dried Ginkgo Nuts
    140mg (7% RDI) in 1 oz
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  33. Brazilnuts
    139mg (7% RDI) in 1 oz (6 kernels)
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  34. Dried Pine Nuts
    123mg (6% RDI) in 1 oz
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  35. Walnuts
    120mg (6% RDI) in 1 oz (14 halves)
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  36. Dry Roasted Hazelnuts
    120mg (6% RDI) in 1 oz
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  37. Hazelnuts
    119mg (6% RDI) in 1 oz (21 whole kernels)
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  38. Shredded Coconut Meat
    118mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup, shredded
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  39. Breadfruit Nuts (Seeds)
    116mg (6% RDI) in 1 oz
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  40. Dried Chinese Chestnuts
    105mg (5% RDI) in 1 oz
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  41. Dried Pilinuts
    105mg (5% RDI) in 1 oz (15 kernels)
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  42. Dried Beechnuts
    104mg (5% RDI) in 1 oz
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  43. Almond Butter
    98mg (5% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  44. Dried Japanese Chestnuts
    97mg (5% RDI) in 1 oz
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  45. Dried Coconut (Unsweetened)
    86mg (4% RDI) in 1 oz
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  46. Dry Roasted Pecans
    84mg (4% RDI) in 1 oz
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  47. Seeds Sesame Butter Tahini From Roasted And Toasted Kernels (Most Common Type)
    82mg (4% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  48. Pecans
    82mg (4% RDI) in 1 oz (19 halves)
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  49. Coconut Water
    77mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  50. Lotus Seeds
    75mg (4% RDI) in 1 oz
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  51. Roasted Chinese Chestnuts
    69mg (3% RDI) in 1 oz
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  52. Dried Coconut
    66mg (3% RDI) in 1 oz
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  53. Chinese Chestnuts
    65mg (3% RDI) in 1 oz
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  54. Ginko Nuts
    59mg (3% RDI) in 1 oz
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  55. Boiled Chinese Chestnuts
    44mg (2% RDI) in 1 oz
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  56. Boiled Chestnuts
    34mg (2% RDI) in 1 oz
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  57. Chestnuts
    27mg (1% RDI) in 1 oz
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  58. Boiled Japanese Chestnuts
    15mg (1% RDI) in 1 oz
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  59. Macadamia Nuts
    5mg in 1 oz (10-12 kernels)
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  60. Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts
    5mg in 1 oz (10-12 kernels)
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