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200 Meats Highest in Leucine

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2730mg Leucine = 100% RDI
  1. Beef Bottom Sirloin Tri-Tip Roast Separable Lean And Fat Trimmed To 0 Inch Fat All Grades Cooked Roasted
    11790mg (432% RDI) in 1 roast (yield from 690g raw meat)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  2. Ground Turkey Raw
    7357mg (270% RDI) in 1 lb
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  3. Roasted Chicken Leg
    5160mg (189% RDI) in 1 leg, with skin (sum of drumstick+thigh+back)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  4. Skirt Steak
    5007mg (183% RDI) in 6oz steak
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  5. Lamb Shoulder Roast (Cooked)
    4699mg (172% RDI) in 6oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  6. Lean Chicken Breast (Cooked)
    4508mg (165% RDI) in 6oz chicken breast
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  7. Pork Chops (With Fat)
    4501mg (165% RDI) in 1 chop
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  8. Raw Chicken Leg
    4493mg (165% RDI) in 1 leg, with skin (sum of drumstick+thigh+back)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  9. Fat Free Ground Turkey
    4442mg (163% RDI) in 6 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  10. Pork Chops (Lean)
    4338mg (159% RDI) in 6oz chop
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  11. Boneless Skinless Chicken Leg (Raw)
    4267mg (156% RDI) in 1 leg, bone and skin removed (sum of drumstick+thigh+back meat only)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  12. Broiled Pork Tenderloin
    4061mg (149% RDI) in 6oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  13. Roasted Boneless Skinless Chicken Leg
    4044mg (148% RDI) in 1 leg (sum of drumstick+thigh+back meat only)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  14. Chuck Steak (Mock Tender)
    3887mg (142% RDI) in 1 steak
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  15. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Giblets Cooked Fried
    3771mg (138% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  16. Squab (Pigeon) Meat Only Raw
    3768mg (138% RDI) in 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook squab)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  17. Ribeye Steak (Filet)
    3673mg (135% RDI) in 1 fillet
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  18. Cooked Ground Pork
    3504mg (128% RDI) in 6oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  19. Roast Goose
    3499mg (128% RDI) in 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook goose)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  20. Broiled Ground Beef Patty (97% Lean)
    3492mg (128% RDI) in 6oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  21. Chicken Stewing Light Meat Meat Only Cooked Stewed
    3471mg (127% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  22. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Light Meat Meat Only Cooked Fried
    3448mg (126% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  23. Pork Fresh Loin Top Loin (Chops) Boneless Separable Lean Only Cooked Broiled
    3406mg (125% RDI) in 1 chop
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  24. Pork Fresh Loin Top Loin (Chops) Boneless Separable Lean Only Cooked Braised
    3393mg (124% RDI) in 1 chop
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  25. Kielbasa Sausage (Cooked)
    3356mg (123% RDI) in 1 link
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  26. Chicken Heart All Classes Cooked Simmered
    3339mg (122% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  27. Pork Fresh Loin Top Loin (Chops) Boneless Separable Lean And Fat With Added Solution Cooked Pan-Broiled
    3335mg (122% RDI) in 1 chop boneless (yield from 189g raw meat)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  28. Pork Fresh Loin Center Loin (Chops) Bone-In Separable Lean Only Cooked Broiled
    3327mg (122% RDI) in 1 chop without refuse (yield from 1 cooked chop, with refuse, weighing 209g)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  29. Lamb Domestic Foreshank Separable Lean And Fat Trimmed To 1/8 Inch Fat Cooked Braised
    3266mg (120% RDI) in 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (yield from 1 lb raw meat with refuse)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  30. Lamb Domestic Foreshank Separable Lean And Fat Trimmed To 1/4 Inch Fat Choice Cooked Braised
    3266mg (120% RDI) in 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (yield from 1 lb raw meat with refuse)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  31. Roasted Chicken Breast
    3259mg (119% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  32. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Light Meat Meat Only Cooked Roasted
    3247mg (119% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  33. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Meat Only Cooked Fried
    3212mg (118% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  34. Chicken Stewing Meat Only Cooked Stewed
    3196mg (117% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  35. Pork Fresh Variety Meats And By-Products Kidneys Cooked Braised
    3192mg (117% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  36. Lean Roasted Ham
    3186mg (117% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  37. Roasted Turkey Breast
    3177mg (116% RDI) in 6 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  38. Lamb Domestic Rib Separable Lean Only Trimmed To 1/4 Inch Fat Choice Cooked Broiled
    3171mg (116% RDI) in 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (yield from 1 lb raw meat with refuse)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  39. Chicken Capons Giblets Cooked Simmered
    3129mg (115% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  40. Pork Fresh Variety Meats And By-Products Heart Cooked Braised
    3089mg (113% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  41. Lamb Domestic Foreshank Separable Lean Only Trimmed To 1/4 Inch Fat Choice Cooked Braised
    3087mg (113% RDI) in 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (yield from 1 lb raw meat with refuse)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  42. Chicken Roasting Giblets Cooked Simmered
    3048mg (112% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  43. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Dark Meat Meat Only Cooked Fried
    3046mg (112% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  44. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Breast Meat Only Cooked Stewed
    3045mg (112% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  45. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Meat Only Roasted
    3039mg (111% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  46. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Light Meat Meat Only Cooked Stewed
    3034mg (111% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  47. Turkey Retail Parts Breast Meat Only With Added Solution Raw
    3023mg (111% RDI) in 6oz
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  48. Pork Fresh Leg (Ham) Rump Half Separable Lean And Fat Cooked Roasted
    3004mg (110% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  49. Chicken Stewing Giblets Cooked Simmered
    2967mg (109% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  50. Beef Rib Shortribs Separable Lean Only Choice Cooked Braised
    2961mg (108% RDI) in 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (yield from 1 lb raw meat with refuse)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  51. Chicken Stewing Dark Meat Meat Only Cooked Stewed
    2957mg (108% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  52. Goose Domesticated Meat And Skin Cooked Roasted
    2953mg (108% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  53. Beef Tenderloin Steak Separable Lean And Fat Trimmed To 1/8 Inch Fat Choice Cooked Broiled
    2944mg (108% RDI) in 1 steak (yield from 181 g raw meat)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  54. Veal Leg Top Roast (Cooked)
    2922mg (107% RDI) in 100 grams
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  55. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Dark Meat Meat Only Cooked Roasted
    2874mg (105% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  56. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Meat Only Stewed
    2867mg (105% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  57. Roasted Ham
    2865mg (105% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  58. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Wing Meat Only Cooked Stewed
    2855mg (105% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  59. Chicken (Light Meat)
    2850mg (104% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  60. Turkey All Classes Back Meat And Skin Cooked Roasted
    2839mg (104% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  61. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Breast Meat And Skin Cooked Stewed
    2827mg (104% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  62. Pork Cured Ham Whole Separable Lean Only Roasted
    2783mg (102% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  63. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Meat And Skin Cooked Roasted
    2780mg (102% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  64. Roast Duck
    2776mg (102% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  65. Pork Cured Shoulder Arm Picnic Separable Lean Only Roasted
    2772mg (102% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  66. Poultry Mechanically Deboned From Mature Hens Raw
    2769mg (101% RDI) in 1/2 lb
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  67. Pork Fresh Shoulder Whole Separable Lean Only Cooked Roasted
    2743mg (100% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  68. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Dark Meat Meat Only Cooked Stewed
    2729mg (100% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  69. Pork Fresh Blade (Chops) Boneless Separable Lean And Fat Cooked Broiled
    2667mg (98% RDI) in 1 chop
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  70. Game Meat Elk Loin Separable Lean Only Cooked Broiled
    2635mg (97% RDI) in 1 steak ( yield from 148.1 g raw meat )
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  71. Chicken Dark Meat Thigh Meat Only With Added Solution Cooked Roasted
    2635mg (97% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  72. Chicken Roasting Meat Only Cooked Roasted
    2628mg (96% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  73. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Thigh Meat Only Cooked Stewed
    2626mg (96% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  74. Grilled Top Round Steak
    2619mg (96% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  75. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Drumstick Meat And Skin Cooked Stewed
    2597mg (95% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  76. Roasted Chicken Thigh
    2591mg (95% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  77. Beef New Zealand Imported Chuck Eye Roll Separable Lean And Fat Raw
    2576mg (94% RDI) in 4 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  78. Poultry Mechanically Deboned From Backs And Necks Without Skin Raw
    2570mg (94% RDI) in 1/2 lb
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  79. Raw Chicken Thigh
    2544mg (93% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  80. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Meat And Skin Cooked Stewed
    2516mg (92% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  81. Turkey All Classes Breast Meat And Skin Cooked Roasted
    2509mg (92% RDI) in 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  82. Raw Boneless Skinless Thigh Meat
    2496mg (91% RDI) in 1 thigh without skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  83. Turkey All Classes Breast Meat And Skin Raw
    2488mg (91% RDI) in 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook turkey)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  84. Pork Fresh Shoulder Arm Picnic Separable Lean And Fat Cooked Roasted
    2481mg (91% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  85. Pork Fresh Shoulder Whole Separable Lean And Fat Cooked Roasted
    2480mg (91% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  86. Pork Cured Ham Whole Separable Lean Only Unheated
    2479mg (91% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  87. Turkey Canned Meat Only With Broth
    2475mg (91% RDI) in 1 cup, drained
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  88. Chicken Broilers Or Fryers Leg Meat And Skin Cooked Stewed
    2472mg (91% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  89. Game Meat Deer Top Round Separable Lean Only 1 Inch Steak Cooked Broiled
    2471mg (91% RDI) in 1 steak ( yield from 134.9 g raw meat )
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  90. Game Meat Bison Chuck Shoulder Clod Separable Lean Only Cooked Braised
    2463mg (90% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  91. Turkey Mechanically Deboned From Turkey Frames Raw
    2456mg (90% RDI) in 1/2 lb
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  92. Roasted Boneless Skinless Thigh Meat
    2448mg (90% RDI) in 1 thigh without skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  93. Veal Leg (Top Round) Separable Lean And Fat Cooked Braised
    2446mg (90% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  94. Chicken Dark Meat Drumstick Meat And Skin With Added Solution Cooked Roasted
    2443mg (89% RDI) in 1 drumstick with skin
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  95. Chicken Roasting Dark Meat Meat Only Cooked Roasted
    2443mg (89% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  96. Beef Tenderloin Steak Separable Lean And Fat Trimmed To 1/8 Inch Fat Select Cooked Broiled
    2442mg (89% RDI) in 1 steak (yield from 1 raw steak weighing 151g)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  97. Beef New Zealand Imported Chuck Eye Roll Separable Lean Only Raw
    2420mg (89% RDI) in 100 grams
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  98. Veal Shoulder Arm Separable Lean Only Cooked Braised
    2417mg (89% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  99. Country-Style Roasted Pork Ribs
    2411mg (88% RDI) in 1 rack
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  100. Game Meat Beaver Cooked Roasted
    2337mg (86% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  101. Veal Rib Separable Lean Only Cooked Braised
    2330mg (85% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  102. Pork Fresh Loin Center Rib (Chops) Bone-In Separable Lean And Fat Cooked Broiled
    2330mg (85% RDI) in 1 chop without refuse (yield from 1 cooked chop, with refuse, weighing 172g)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  103. Lean Cured Ham
    2325mg (85% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  104. Game Meat Deer Shoulder Clod Separable Lean Only Cooked Braised
    2320mg (85% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  105. Pork Cured Ham Extra Lean (Approximately 4% Fat) Canned Roasted
    2303mg (84% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  106. Veal Sirloin Separable Lean Only Cooked Braised
    2298mg (84% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  107. Pork Fresh Loin Center Rib (Chops Or Roasts) Bone-In Separable Lean And Fat Raw
    2298mg (84% RDI) in 1 chop without refuse (yield from 1 raw chop, with refuse, weighing 201g)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  108. Beef Tenderloin Steak Separable Lean And Fat Trimmed To 1/8 Inch Fat Select Raw
    2296mg (84% RDI) in 1 steak (yield from 1 raw steak weighing149g)
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  109. Beef Chuck For Stew Separable Lean And Fat Choice Cooked Braised
    2286mg (84% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Source)
  110. Braised Beef Or Chuck Stew
    2280mg (84% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  111. Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steak
    2279mg (83% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
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