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200 Vegetables Highest in Lysine

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2100mg Lysine = 100% RDI
  1. Cooked Lima Beans
    765mg (36% RDI) in 1 cup
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  2. Stirfried Soybean Sprouts
    752mg (36% RDI) in 100 grams
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  3. Cooked Lentil Sprouts
    698mg (33% RDI) in 100 grams
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  4. Canned Lima Beans
    665mg (32% RDI) in 1 cup
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  5. Succotash
    570mg (27% RDI) in 1 cup
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  6. Lentil Sprouts
    548mg (26% RDI) in 1 cup
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  7. Soybean Sprouts
    526mg (25% RDI) in 1 cup
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  8. Cooked Green Peas
    502mg (24% RDI) in 1 cup
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  9. Cooked Green Peas (Salted)
    502mg (24% RDI) in 1 cup
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  10. Pea Sprouts
    461mg (22% RDI) in 1 cup
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  11. Peas
    460mg (22% RDI) in 1 cup
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  12. Cooked Soybean Sprouts
    457mg (22% RDI) in 1 cup
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  13. Kidney Bean Sprouts
    440mg (21% RDI) in 1 cup
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  14. Cooked Podded Peas
    403mg (19% RDI) in 1 cup
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  15. Cooked Snow Peas
    376mg (18% RDI) in 1 cup
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  16. Cooked Spinach
    328mg (16% RDI) in 1 cup
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  17. Spirulina
    312mg (15% RDI) in 100 grams
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  18. Hash Browns
    284mg (14% RDI) in 1 cup
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  19. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    247mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup
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  20. Canned Asparagus
    244mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup
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  21. Broccoli (Cooked)
    242mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup chopped
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  22. Cauliflower
    232mg (11% RDI) in 1 cup chopped (1/2 Inch pieces)
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  23. Baked Potatoes (With Skin)
    225mg (11% RDI) in 1 potato medium
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  24. Cremini Mushrooms
    219mg (10% RDI) in 1 cup whole
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  25. Raw Portabellas (Exposed to Sunlight or UV)
    217mg (10% RDI) in 1 cup diced
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  26. Dried Spirulina Seaweed
    212mg (10% RDI) in 1 tablespoon
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  27. Baked Red Potatoes
    208mg (10% RDI) in 1 potato medium (2-1/4 Inch to 3-1/4 Inch dia.)
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  28. Asparagus (Cooked)
    203mg (10% RDI) in 1 cup
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  29. Cooked Broccoli Raab
    203mg (10% RDI) in 1 NLEA serving
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  30. Bamboo Shoots
    202mg (10% RDI) in 1 cup (1/2 Inch slices)
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  31. Yellow Sweet Corn
    199mg (9% RDI) in 1 cup
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  32. Portobellos (Exposed To Sunlight Or Uv)
    192mg (9% RDI) in 1 cup sliced
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  33. Cooked Collards
    192mg (9% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  34. Boiled Sweet Potatoes
    190mg (9% RDI) in 1 cup, mashed
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  35. Baked Potato (No Skin)
    186mg (9% RDI) in 1 potato (2-1/3 Inch x 4-3/4 Inch)
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  36. Brussels Sprouts (Cooked)
    181mg (9% RDI) in 1 cup
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  37. Cooked Swiss Chard
    180mg (9% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  38. Sun-dried Hot Chile Peppers
    174mg (8% RDI) in 1 cup
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  39. Mung Bean Sprouts
    173mg (8% RDI) in 1 cup
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  40. Pak-choi (Bok Choy) (Cooked)
    158mg (8% RDI) in 1 cup, shredded
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  41. Boiled Potatoes
    155mg (7% RDI) in 1 potato (2-1/2 Inch dia, sphere)
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  42. Jute Potherb (Molokhiya) (Cooked)
    151mg (7% RDI) in 1 cup
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  43. Cooked Kale
    148mg (7% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  44. Canned Pumpkin
    147mg (7% RDI) in 1 cup
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  45. Cooked Scotch Kale
    147mg (7% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  46. Cooked Green Cauliflower
    147mg (7% RDI) in 1/5 head
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  47. Asparagus
    139mg (7% RDI) in 1 cup
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  48. Baked Russet Potatoes
    137mg (7% RDI) in 100 grams
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  49. Cooked Scallop Squash
    137mg (7% RDI) in 1 cup, mashed
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  50. Cooked Onions
    137mg (7% RDI) in 1 cup
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  51. Brussels Sprouts (Raw)
    136mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup
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  52. Palm Hearts (Canned)
    133mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup
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  53. Cooked Carrots
    129mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup slices
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  54. Snow Peas
    127mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup, whole
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  55. Cooked Yellow Sweet Corn
    125mg (6% RDI) in 1 ear small (5-1/2 Inch to 6-1/2 Inch long)
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  56. Cooked Sweet White Corn
    125mg (6% RDI) in 1 ear, small (5-1/2 Inch to 6-1/2 Inch long)
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  57. White Button Mushrooms (Stir-fried)
    125mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup sliced
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  58. Cooked Savoy Cabbage
    123mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup, shredded
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  59. Broccoli
    123mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup chopped
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  60. Pumpkin Leaves (Cooked)
    123mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup
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  61. Cooked Cauliflower
    123mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup
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  62. Cooked Okra
    120mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup slices
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  63. Canned Tomato Puree
    120mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup
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  64. Cooked White Button Mushrooms
    117mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup pieces
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  65. Bamboo Shoots (Canned)
    117mg (6% RDI) in 1 cup (1/8 Inch slices)
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  66. Cooked Burdock Root
    115mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup (1 Inch pieces)
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  67. Cooked Green Snap Beans
    114mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup
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  68. Cooked Yellow Snap Beans
    114mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup
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  69. Cooked Hubbard Squash
    113mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  70. Scotch Kale
    113mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  71. Baked Potatoes
    109mg (5% RDI) in 100 grams
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  72. Parsley
    109mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup chopped
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  73. Oyster Mushrooms
    108mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup sliced
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  74. Cooked Beet Greens
    108mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup (1 Inch pieces)
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  75. Cooked Turnip Greens
    107mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  76. Canned Mung Bean Sprouts
    106mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup
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  77. Portabella Mushrooms
    105mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup diced
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  78. Cooked Beets
    102mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup
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  79. French Fries
    101mg (5% RDI) in 10 strip
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  80. Canned Mushrooms
    101mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup
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  81. Green Cauliflower
    101mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup
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  82. Sweet White Corn
    100mg (5% RDI) in 1 ear, small (5-1/2 Inch to 6-1/2 Inch long)
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  83. Cooked Kohlrabi
    97mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup slices
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  84. Cooked Green Beans (Previously Frozen)
    97mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup
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  85. Cooked Hawaiin Mountain Yam
    97mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  86. Cooked Sweet Potatoes
    96mg (5% RDI) in 1 medium (2 Inch dia, 5 Inch long, raw)
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  87. Cooked Pumpkin
    96mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup, mashed
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  88. Bamboo Shoots (Cooked)
    95mg (5% RDI) in 1 cup (1/2 Inch slices)
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  89. Cooked Nopales
    94mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  90. Cooked Tomatoes
    94mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  91. Cassava
    91mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  92. Cooked Crookneck Summer Squash
    90mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, sliced
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  93. Cooked Summer Squash
    90mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, sliced
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  94. Canned Tomato Paste
    88mg (4% RDI) in 1/4 cup
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  95. Green Snap Beans (Raw)
    88mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup 1/2 Inch pieces
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  96. Yellow Snap Beans
    88mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup 1/2 Inch pieces
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  97. Sweet Potatoes
    88mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  98. Dried Ancho Peppers
    88mg (4% RDI) in 1 pepper
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  99. Scallop Squash
    87mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup slices
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  100. Cooked Escarole
    87mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  101. Vinespinach
    86mg (4% RDI) in 100 grams
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  102. Hubbard Squash
    86mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  103. Cooked Swamp Cabbage
    85mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  104. Baked Acorn Squash
    84mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  105. Zucchini
    83mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  106. Sweet Yellow Peppers
    82mg (4% RDI) in 1 pepper, large (3-3/4 Inch long, 3 Inch dia)
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  107. Okra
    81mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  108. Broccoli Raab (Rapini)
    79mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup chopped
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  109. Beets (Raw)
    79mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  110. Cooked Yam
    79mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  111. Pumpkin Leaves
    78mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  112. Cooked Red Cabbage
    77mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  113. Lotus Root
    76mg (4% RDI) in 10 slices (2-1/2 Inch dia)
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  114. Kohlrabi
    76mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  115. White Button Mushrooms
    75mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup, pieces or slices
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  116. Cooked Purslane
    75mg (4% RDI) in 1 cup
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  117. Summer Squash
    73mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, sliced
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  118. Carrots
    73mg (3% RDI) in 1 large (7-1/4 Inch to 8-/1/2 Inch long)
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  119. Onion Rings
    72mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup
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  120. Alfalfa Sprouts
    71mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup
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  121. Taro
    70mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, sliced
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  122. Leeks
    69mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup
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  123. Cooked Shiitake Mushrooms
    68mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup pieces
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  124. Cooked Butternut Squash
    68mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  125. Cooked Winter Squash
    68mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  126. Crookneck Summer Squash
    66mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup sliced
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  127. Pickled Beets
    66mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup slices
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  128. Savoy Cabbage
    66mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, shredded
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  129. Cooked Cabbage
    65mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup
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  130. Cooked Zucchini
    63mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, sliced
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  131. Maitake Mushrooms
    63mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup diced
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  132. Stewed Tomatoes
    63mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup
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  133. Onions
    62mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  134. Bok Choy
    62mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, shredded
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  135. Winter Squash
    61mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  136. Cooked Acorn Squash
    61mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, mashed
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  137. Swamp Cabbage
    61mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  138. Cooked Okra (Previously Frozen)
    61mg (3% RDI) in 1/2 cup slices
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  139. Green Bell Peppers
    58mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  140. Laver Seaweed
    58mg (3% RDI) in 10 sheets
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  141. Cooked Green Bell Peppers
    55mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or strips
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  142. Cooked Red Bell Peppers
    55mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, strips
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  143. Green Tomatoes
    54mg (3% RDI) in 1 medium
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  144. Turnip Greens
    54mg (3% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  145. Spinach
    52mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup
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  146. Cooked Leeks
    52mg (2% RDI) in 1 leek
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  147. Butternut Squash
    52mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  148. Nopales
    51mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, sliced
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  149. Yellow Tomatoes
    50mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  150. Sweet Onions
    49mg (2% RDI) in 1 NLEA serving
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  151. Cooked Oriental Radishes
    49mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, sliced
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  152. Cooked Celery
    48mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
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  153. Cooked Chayote
    48mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup (1 Inch pieces)
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  154. Turnips
    47mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  155. Watercress
    46mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  156. Green Chili Peppers
    44mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup
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  157. Sauerkraut
    44mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup
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  158. Cooked Turnips
    44mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  159. Red Cabbage
    44mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  160. Sweet Red Bell Peppers
    43mg (2% RDI) in 1 medium (approx 2-3/4 Inch long, 2-1/2 dia.)
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  161. Collards
    42mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  162. Sauteed Green Bell Peppers
    41mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup chopped
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  163. Acorn Squash
    41mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  164. Tomatoes
    40mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup cherry tomatoes
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  165. Hot Green Chili Peppers
    40mg (2% RDI) in 1 pepper
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  166. Red Chili Peppers
    40mg (2% RDI) in 1 pepper
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  167. Red Bell Peppers (Cooked)
    39mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup chopped
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  168. Cabbage
    39mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  169. Cooked Eggplant
    39mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup (1 Inch cubes)
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  170. Eggplant
    39mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  171. Radishes
    38mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup slices
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  172. Swiss Chard
    36mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup
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  173. Oriental Radishes
    35mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup slices
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  174. Cooked Lotus Root
    34mg (2% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  175. Cooked Spaghetti Squash
    34mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup
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  176. Endive
    32mg (2% RDI) in 1 cup
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  177. Butterhead Lettuce
    31mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup, shredded or chopped
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  178. Cooked Taro
    30mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup, sliced
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  179. Green Leaf Lettuce
    30mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup shredded
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  180. Cucumber
    30mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup
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  181. Romaine Lettuce
    30mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup shredded
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  182. Baby Carrots
    28mg (1% RDI) in 1 NLEA serving
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  183. White Icicle Radishes (Daikon)
    28mg (1% RDI) in 1/2 cup slices
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  184. Shiitake Mushrooms
    25mg (1% RDI) in 1 piece whole
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  185. Beet Greens (Raw)
    24mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup
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  186. Radicchio
    22mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup, shredded
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  187. Spaghetti Squash
    22mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup, cubes
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  188. Sour Pickled Cucumber
    22mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup
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  189. Low Sodium Sour Pickles
    20mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
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  190. Chicory Greens
    19mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped
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  191. Witloof Chicory
    19mg (1% RDI) in 1 head
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  192. Celery
    17mg (1% RDI) in 1 stalk, large (11 Inch-12 Inch long)
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  193. Iceberg Lettuce
    17mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup shredded
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  194. Spring Onions
    14mg (1% RDI) in 1 medium (4-1/8 Inch long)
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  195. Red Leaf Lettuce
    13mg (1% RDI) in 1 cup shredded
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  196. Shallots
    13mg (1% RDI) in 1 tbsp chopped
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  197. Freeze-Dried Parsley
    12mg (1% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  198. Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
    12mg (1% RDI) in 1 mushroom
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  199. Wakame
    11mg (1% RDI) in 2 tbsp (1/8 cup)
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  200. Sweet Pickled Cucumbers
    11mg (1% RDI) in 1 large Gherkin (3 Inch long)
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