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200 Vegetarian Foods 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. Lowfat Ricotta
    1678mg (80% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  4. Ricotta Cheese
    1659mg (79% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  5. Protein Powder Soy Based
    1598mg (76% RDI) in 1 scoop
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  6. Skim Milk
    1382mg (66% RDI) in 16oz glass
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  7. Boiled Lupin Beans
    1381mg (66% RDI) in 1 cup
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  8. Lupin Beans (Cooked)
    1381mg (66% RDI) in 1 cup
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  9. Canned Navy Beans
    1381mg (66% RDI) in 1 cup
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  10. Low-fat Milk 1%
    1376mg (66% RDI) in 16oz glass
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  11. Low-fat Milk 2%
    1347mg (64% RDI) in 16oz glass
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  12. Cooked Green Soybeans
    1330mg (63% RDI) in 1 cup
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  13. Adzuki Beans
    1304mg (62% RDI) in 1 cup
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  14. Whole Milk
    1288mg (61% RDI) in 16oz glass
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  15. High Fat Milk (3.7% Fat)
    1269mg (60% RDI) in 16oz glass
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  16. Non-Fat Yogurt
    1259mg (60% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  17. Lentils (Cooked)
    1247mg (59% RDI) in 1 cup
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  18. Canned Baked Beans With Beef
    1202mg (57% RDI) in 1 cup
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  19. Cooked Large White Beans
    1196mg (57% RDI) in 1 cup
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  20. Split Peas
    1180mg (56% RDI) in 1 cup
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  21. Edamame
    1155mg (55% RDI) in 1 cup
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  22. Low-Fat Yogurt
    1154mg (55% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  23. Boiled Red Kidney Beans
    1152mg (55% RDI) in 1 cup
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  24. Buckwheat (Uncooked)
    1142mg (54% RDI) in 1 cup
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  25. Cranberry Beans (Roman Beans)
    1135mg (54% RDI) in 1 cup
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  26. Tofu Prepared With Calcium
    1121mg (53% RDI) in 1 cup
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  27. California Red Kidney Beans
    1110mg (53% RDI) in 1 cup
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  28. Cooked Small White Beans
    1103mg (53% RDI) in 1 cup
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  29. Uncooked Oats
    1094mg (52% RDI) in 1 cup
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  30. Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt
    1083mg (52% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  31. Pinto Beans (Cooked)
    1077mg (51% RDI) in 1 cup
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  32. Kidney Beans
    1074mg (51% RDI) in 1 cup
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  33. Cottage Cheese (Blended)
    1055mg (50% RDI) in 4 oz
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  34. Cooked Red Kidney Beans
    1053mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  35. Canned Chili With Beans
    1047mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  36. Black Beans
    1046mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  37. Black Turtle Beans
    1040mg (50% RDI) in 1 cup
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  38. Great Northern Beans
    1012mg (48% RDI) in 1 cup
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  39. Lowfat Cottage Cheese (2%)
    992mg (47% RDI) in 4 oz
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  40. Canned Cranberry Beans
    991mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  41. Mung Beans (Cooked)
    990mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  42. Lima Beans
    983mg (47% RDI) in 1 cup
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  43. Nonfat Cottage Cheese
    981mg (47% RDI) in 4 oz
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  44. Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) (Cooked)
    973mg (46% RDI) in 1 cup
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  45. Cottage Cheese (Blended With Fruit)
    971mg (46% RDI) in 4 oz
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  46. Canned Red Kidney Beans
    963mg (46% RDI) in 1 cup
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  47. Low Fat Fruit Yogurt (With Vitamin D)
    960mg (46% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  48. Baked Beans
    959mg (46% RDI) in 1 cup
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  49. Navy Beans
    946mg (45% RDI) in 1 cup
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  50. Lowfat Greek Yogurt
    942mg (45% RDI) in 1 container (7 oz)
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  51. Cooked Catjang Beans
    941mg (45% RDI) in 1 cup
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  52. Canned Kidney Beans
    940mg (45% RDI) in 1 cup
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  53. Grated Parmesan (Hard)
    939mg (45% RDI) in 1 oz
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  54. Mungo Beans (Cooked)
    900mg (43% RDI) in 1 cup
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  55. Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas)
    894mg (43% RDI) in 1 cup
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  56. Romano Cheese
    835mg (40% RDI) in 1 oz
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  57. Broad Beans (Fava)
    826mg (39% RDI) in 1 cup
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  58. Canned Mature (White) Lima Beans
    795mg (38% RDI) in 1 cup
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  59. Granola Homemade
    770mg (37% RDI) in 1 cup
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  60. Gruyere Cheese
    770mg (37% RDI) in 1 oz
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  61. Cooked Lima Beans
    765mg (36% RDI) in 1 cup
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  62. Plain Yogurt
    762mg (36% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  63. Canned Baked Beans
    757mg (36% RDI) in 1 cup
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  64. Edam Cheese
    755mg (36% RDI) in 1 oz
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  65. Gouda Cheese
    754mg (36% RDI) in 1 oz
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  66. Stirfried Soybean Sprouts
    752mg (36% RDI) in 100 grams
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  67. Provolone Cheese
    751mg (36% RDI) in 1 oz
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  68. Low Fat Provolone
    751mg (36% RDI) in 1 oz
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  69. Dry-roasted Soybeans
    738mg (35% RDI) in 1oz
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  70. Swiss Cheese
    734mg (35% RDI) in 1 oz
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  71. Oat Bran
    714mg (34% RDI) in 1 cup
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  72. Veggie Burgers
    703mg (33% RDI) in 1 pattie
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  73. Mozzarella (Lowfat)
    700mg (33% RDI) in 1 oz
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  74. Cooked Lentil Sprouts
    698mg (33% RDI) in 100 grams
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  75. Processed Swiss Cheese
    697mg (33% RDI) in 1 oz
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  76. Lowfat Buttermilk
    679mg (32% RDI) in 1 cup
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  77. Dehydrated Milk
    668mg (32% RDI) in 1/4 cup
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  78. Canned Lima Beans
    665mg (32% RDI) in 1 cup
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  79. Nonfat Greek Vanilla Yogurt
    663mg (32% RDI) in 1 container (5.3 oz)
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  80. Fontina Cheese
    661mg (31% RDI) in 1 oz
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  81. Buttermilk
    659mg (31% RDI) in 1 cup
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  82. Strawberry-flavor Beverage Mix Powder Prepared With Whole Milk
    638mg (30% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  83. Grated Parmesan
    625mg (30% RDI) in 1 oz
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  84. Lowfat Chocolate Milk
    625mg (30% RDI) in 1 cup
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  85. Mozzarella (Hard)
    623mg (30% RDI) in 1 oz
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  86. Hard Goat Cheese
    622mg (30% RDI) in 1 oz
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  87. Muenster Cheese
    607mg (29% RDI) in 1 oz
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  88. Brick Cheese
    603mg (29% RDI) in 1 oz
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  89. Caraway Cheese
    595mg (28% RDI) in 1 oz
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  90. Lowfat Greek Strawberry Yogurt
    588mg (28% RDI) in 1 container (5.3 oz)
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  91. Nonfat Greek Strawberry Yogurt
    588mg (28% RDI) in 1 container (5.3 oz)
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  92. Firm Tofu (With Calcium and Magnesium)
    582mg (28% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  93. Tilsit Cheese
    579mg (28% RDI) in 1 oz
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  94. Monterey Cheese
    579mg (28% RDI) in 1 oz
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  95. Sharp Cheddar Cheese
    570mg (27% RDI) in 1 slice (1 oz)
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  96. Succotash
    570mg (27% RDI) in 1 cup
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  97. Port De Salut Cheese
    564mg (27% RDI) in 1 oz
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  98. Colby Cheese
    562mg (27% RDI) in 1 oz
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  99. Cold Pack American Cheese
    554mg (26% RDI) in 1 oz
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  100. Chesire Cheese
    552mg (26% RDI) in 1 oz
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  101. Lentil Sprouts
    548mg (26% RDI) in 1 cup
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  102. Hot Cocoa
    538mg (26% RDI) in 1 cup
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  103. Lowfat Cheddar Cheese
    530mg (25% RDI) in 1 oz
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  104. Low-sodium Cheddar Cheese
    530mg (25% RDI) in 1 oz
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  105. Soybean Sprouts
    526mg (25% RDI) in 1 cup
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  106. Blue Cheese
    526mg (25% RDI) in 1 oz
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  107. Brie Cheese
    526mg (25% RDI) in 1 oz
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  108. Roquefort
    525mg (25% RDI) in 1 oz
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  109. Toasted Wheat Germ
    525mg (25% RDI) in 1 oz
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  110. Soft Tofu
    517mg (25% RDI) in 1 piece (2-1/2 Inch x 2-3/4 Inch x 1 Inch)
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  111. Oats Regular And Quick Not Fortified Dry
    516mg (25% RDI) in 1 cup
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  112. American Cheese Spread
    512mg (24% RDI) in 1 slice
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  113. Cooked Green Peas
    502mg (24% RDI) in 1 cup
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  114. Cooked Green Peas (Salted)
    502mg (24% RDI) in 1 cup
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  115. Camambert
    502mg (24% RDI) in 1 oz
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  116. Coffee Substitute Cereal Grain Beverage Powder Prepared With Whole Milk
    481mg (23% RDI) in 6 fl oz
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  117. Egg Omelet
    468mg (22% RDI) in 1 large
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  118. Mexican Blend Cheese
    463mg (22% RDI) in 1/4 cup shredded
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  119. Processed Pimento Cheese
    461mg (22% RDI) in 1 slice (3/4 oz)
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  120. Pea Sprouts
    461mg (22% RDI) in 1 cup
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  121. Peas
    460mg (22% RDI) in 1 cup
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  122. Cooked Soybean Sprouts
    457mg (22% RDI) in 1 cup
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  123. Eggs (Raw)
    456mg (22% RDI) in 1 large
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  124. Fried Eggs
    455mg (22% RDI) in 1 large
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  125. Poached Eggs
    455mg (22% RDI) in 1 large
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  126. Hard Boiled Eggs
    452mg (22% RDI) in 1 large
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  127. Quinoa Cooked
    442mg (21% RDI) in 1 cup
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  128. Kidney Bean Sprouts
    440mg (21% RDI) in 1 cup
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  129. Queso Chihuahua
    436mg (21% RDI) in 1 oz
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  130. Processed American Cheese (With Vitamin D)
    431mg (21% RDI) in 1 oz
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  131. Scrambled Eggs
    430mg (20% RDI) in 1 large
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  132. Corn Grits Yellow Regular And Quick Enriched Dry
    420mg (20% RDI) in 1 cup
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  133. Egg White Powder
    413mg (20% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  134. Malted Drink Mix Natural Powder Prepared With Whole Milk
    408mg (19% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  135. Cooked Podded Peas
    403mg (19% RDI) in 1 cup
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  136. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (With Shells)
    394mg (19% RDI) in 1 oz (85 seeds)
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  137. Soft Goat Cheese
    378mg (18% RDI) in 1 oz
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  138. Malted Drink Mix Chocolate Powder Prepared With Whole Milk
    376mg (18% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  139. Cooked Snow Peas
    376mg (18% RDI) in 1 cup
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  140. Soy Protein Powder (Isolate)
    373mg (18% RDI) in 1 tblsp
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  141. Chocolate-flavor Beverage Mix Powder Prepared With Whole Milk
    372mg (18% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  142. Chocolate Syrup Prepared With Whole Milk
    372mg (18% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  143. American Cheese
    370mg (18% RDI) in 1 oz
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  144. Hemp Seeds
    362mg (17% RDI) in 1oz
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  145. Meal Supplement Drink Canned Peanut Flavor
    356mg (17% RDI) in 1 cup
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  146. Dried Pumpkin and Squash Seeds
    351mg (17% RDI) in 1 oz
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  147. Eggnog-flavor Mix Powder Prepared With Whole Milk
    348mg (17% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  148. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (Unsalted)
    346mg (16% RDI) in 1 oz
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  149. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (Salted)
    346mg (16% RDI) in 1 oz
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  150. Feta Cheese
    346mg (16% RDI) in 1 oz
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  151. Cooked Blackeyed Peas
    345mg (16% RDI) in 1 cup
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  152. Carob-flavor Beverage Mix Powder Prepared With Whole Milk
    343mg (16% RDI) in 1 cup (8 fl oz)
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  153. Florida Avocados
    338mg (16% RDI) in 1 cup, pureed
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  154. Dry Roasted Pistachio Nuts
    338mg (16% RDI) in 1 oz (49 kernels)
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  155. Cooked Spinach
    328mg (16% RDI) in 1 cup
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  156. Pistachio Nuts
    323mg (15% RDI) in 1 oz (49 kernels)
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  157. Vanilla Soy Milk
    318mg (15% RDI) in 1 cup
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  158. Cooked Oatmeal
    316mg (15% RDI) in 1 cup
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  159. Oats Instant Fortified Plain Prepared With Water (Boiling Water Added Or Microwaved)
    316mg (15% RDI) in 1 cup, cooked
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  160. Mammy Apple
    313mg (15% RDI) in 1 fruit without refuse
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  161. Cooked Broadbeans
    313mg (15% RDI) in 100 grams
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  162. Spirulina
    312mg (15% RDI) in 100 grams
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  163. Limburger Cheese
    302mg (14% RDI) in 1 cubic inch
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  164. California Avocados
    297mg (14% RDI) in 1 cup, pureed
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  165. Mozzarella (Hard And Lowfat)
    294mg (14% RDI) in 1 oz
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  166. Cheddar Cheese
    291mg (14% RDI) in 1 oz
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  167. Roasted Buckwheat Groats
    289mg (14% RDI) in 1 cup
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  168. Cooked Oat Bran
    285mg (14% RDI) in 1 cup
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  169. Lowfat Cottage Cheese (1%)
    285mg (14% RDI) in 1 oz
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  170. Hash Browns
    284mg (14% RDI) in 1 cup
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  171. Dried Lotus Seeds
    280mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz (42 medium seeds)
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  172. Cooked Wild Rice
    279mg (13% RDI) in 1 cup
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  173. Uncooked Yellow Cornmeal
    278mg (13% RDI) in 1 cup
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  174. Uncooked Whole-Grain Cornmeal
    278mg (13% RDI) in 1 cup
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  175. Kamut Cooked
    277mg (13% RDI) in 1 cup
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  176. Chia Seeds
    275mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  177. Cooked Teff
    275mg (13% RDI) in 1 cup
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  178. Mozzarella
    274mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  179. Fat Free Cream Cheese
    270mg (13% RDI) in 1 tbsp
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  180. Cashew Butter
    266mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  181. Egg Whites (Raw)
    266mg (13% RDI) in 1 large
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  182. Avocados
    265mg (13% RDI) in 1 avocado, NS as to Florida or California
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  183. Cashews (Raw)
    264mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  184. Raw Peanuts
    263mg (13% RDI) in 1 oz
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  185. Dried Sunflower Seeds
    262mg (12% RDI) in 1 oz
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  186. Soft Serve Chocolate Ice Cream
    255mg (12% RDI) in 1/2 cup
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  187. Neufchatel Cheese
    249mg (12% RDI) in 1 oz
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  188. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    247mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup
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  189. Flax Seeds
    245mg (12% RDI) in 1oz
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  190. Canned Asparagus
    244mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup
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  191. Japanese Soba Noodles (Buckwheat)
    244mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup
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  192. Oil Roasted Cashews
    244mg (12% RDI) in 1 oz (18 kernels)
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  193. Broccoli (Cooked)
    242mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup chopped
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  194. Spinach Egg Noodles (Cooked)
    242mg (12% RDI) in 1 cup
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  195. Dry Roasted Peanuts
    241mg (11% RDI) in 1 oz
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  196. Sweetened Condensed Milk
    240mg (11% RDI) in 1 fl oz
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  197. Cauliflower
    232mg (11% RDI) in 1 cup chopped (1/2 Inch pieces)
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  198. Dry-roasted Cashews
    232mg (11% RDI) in 1 oz
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  199. Gjetost Cheese
    231mg (11% RDI) in 1 oz
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  200. Dry Roasted Sunflower Seeds
    226mg (11% RDI) in 1 oz
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