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113 Meats Highest in Lysine

Ranked by a Common Serving Size
2100mg Lysine = 100% RDI
  1. Roasted Chicken Leg
    5715mg (272% RDI) in 1 leg, with skin (sum of drumstick+thigh+back)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  2. Skirt Steak
    5619mg (268% RDI) in 6oz steak
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  3. Lean Chicken Breast (Cooked)
    5241mg (250% RDI) in 6oz chicken breast
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  4. Pork Chops (With Fat)
    4864mg (232% RDI) in 1 chop
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  5. Fat Free Ground Turkey
    4814mg (229% RDI) in 6 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  6. Boneless Skinless Chicken Leg (Raw)
    4733mg (225% RDI) in 1 leg, bone and skin removed (sum of drumstick+thigh+back meat only)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  7. Pork Chops (Lean)
    4687mg (223% RDI) in 6oz chop
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  8. Roasted Boneless Skinless Chicken Leg
    4489mg (214% RDI) in 1 leg (sum of drumstick+thigh+back meat only)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  9. Chuck Steak (Mock Tender)
    4226mg (201% RDI) in 1 steak
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  10. Ribeye Steak (Filet)
    4120mg (196% RDI) in 1 fillet
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  11. Roasted Turkey Breast
    3783mg (180% RDI) in 6 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  12. Roasted Chicken Breast
    3689mg (176% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  13. Lean Roasted Ham
    3571mg (170% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  14. Roast Goose
    3546mg (169% RDI) in 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook goose)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  15. Roasted Ham
    3227mg (154% RDI) in 1 cup, diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  16. Chicken (Light Meat)
    3227mg (154% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  17. Lamb Shoulder Roast (Cooked)
    3138mg (149% RDI) in 100 grams
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  18. Kielbasa Sausage (Cooked)
    3056mg (146% RDI) in 1 link
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  19. Veal Leg Top Roast (Cooked)
    3025mg (144% RDI) in 100 grams
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  20. Grilled Top Round Steak
    2927mg (139% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  21. Roasted Chicken Thigh
    2852mg (136% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  22. Roast Duck
    2813mg (134% RDI) in 1 cup, chopped or diced
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  23. Raw Chicken Thigh
    2795mg (133% RDI) in 1 thigh with skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  24. Raw Boneless Skinless Thigh Meat
    2764mg (132% RDI) in 1 thigh without skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  25. Roasted Boneless Skinless Thigh Meat
    2710mg (129% RDI) in 1 thigh without skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  26. Country-Style Roasted Pork Ribs
    2698mg (128% RDI) in 1 rack
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  27. Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steak
    2547mg (121% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  28. Grilled Porterhouse Steak
    2516mg (120% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  29. Lean Cured Ham
    2485mg (118% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  30. Braised Beef Or Chuck Stew
    2479mg (118% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  31. Cured Ham
    2470mg (118% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  32. Roasted Beef Eye Of Round Roast
    2470mg (118% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  33. Grilled T-Bone Steak
    2413mg (115% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  34. Braised Cube Steak
    2411mg (115% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  35. Beef Chuck Pot Roast
    2397mg (114% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  36. Raw Skinless Chicken Drumstick
    2380mg (113% RDI) in 1 drumstick with skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  37. Roasted Wild Boar
    2371mg (113% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  38. Low Fat Cured Ham
    2355mg (112% RDI) in 1 cup
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  39. Grilled T-Bone Steak (Choice)
    2329mg (111% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  40. Broiled Pork Tenderloin
    2278mg (108% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  41. Roasted Chicken Drumsticks
    2238mg (107% RDI) in 1 drumstick with skin (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook chicken)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  42. Pork Spare Ribs
    2221mg (106% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  43. Buffalo Sirloin Steak
    2213mg (105% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  44. Grilled Porterhouse Steak (Choice)
    2207mg (105% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  45. Fat Free Broiled Turkey Patties
    2205mg (105% RDI) in 1 patty
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  46. Ostrich Steak
    2204mg (105% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  47. London Broil
    2203mg (105% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  48. Roasted Skinless Chicken Drumstick
    2195mg (105% RDI) in 1 drumstick without skin
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  49. Braised Pork Loin
    2184mg (104% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  50. Top Blade Chuck Steak
    2153mg (103% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  51. Lamb Sirloin
    2128mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  52. Lamb Shank
    2115mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  53. Roasted Turkey Drumstick
    2113mg (101% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  54. Roasted Turkey Light Meat
    2113mg (101% RDI) in 1 serving
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  55. Broiled Sirloin Strip Steak
    2107mg (100% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  56. Broiled Beef Round
    2099mg (100% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  57. Pork Bratwurst
    2091mg (100% RDI) in 1 link cooked
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  58. Pork Loin
    2079mg (99% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  59. Cooked Deer Tenderloin
    2069mg (99% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  60. Roasted Pork Tenderloin
    2063mg (98% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  61. Roast Turkey (Without Skin)
    2038mg (97% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  62. Cooked Grass Fed Ground Bison (Buffalo)
    2008mg (96% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  63. Broiled Lean Beef Flank Steak
    1998mg (95% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  64. Broiled Turkey Patties
    1975mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  65. Low Fat Broiled Turkey Patties
    1970mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  66. Cooked Ground Pork
    1964mg (94% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  67. Boston Steak (Pork)
    1955mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  68. Roasted Turkey Thigh
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  69. Roasted Chicken Wings
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 1 piece
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  70. Roast Turkey Dark Meat
    1944mg (93% RDI) in 1 serving
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  71. Roasted Turkey
    1940mg (92% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  72. Pan-Broiled Ground Bison
    1918mg (91% RDI) in 1 patty ( yield from 112.7 g raw meat )
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  73. Roasted Lean Buffalo
    1886mg (90% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  74. Broiled Ground Lamb
    1858mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  75. Broiled Ground Beef Patty (97% Lean)
    1855mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  76. Broiled Ground Beef Patty (93% Lean)
    1845mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  77. Raw Chicken Breast
    1839mg (88% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  78. Pan-Broiled Ground Beef Patty (97% Lean)
    1836mg (87% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  79. Raw Chicken Wings
    1803mg (86% RDI) in 1 piece
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  80. Panfried Beef Hamburger
    1799mg (86% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  81. Raw Fatfree Ground Turkey
    1786mg (85% RDI) in 1 patty (cooked from 4 oz raw)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  82. Roasted Pork Backribs
    1739mg (83% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  83. Pan Fried Beef Liver
    1659mg (79% RDI) in 1 slice
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  84. Dry Pork Salami
    1596mg (76% RDI) in 3oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  85. Prime Rib Steak
    1594mg (76% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  86. Lamb Ribs
    1585mg (75% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  87. Emu Steak
    1564mg (74% RDI) in 1 serving ( 3 oz )
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  88. Braised Beef Shortribs
    1550mg (74% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  89. Canadian Bacon (Raw)
    1530mg (73% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  90. Beef And Pork Baloney (Bologna)
    1499mg (71% RDI) in 3 (1/2) oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  91. Pepperoni
    1404mg (67% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  92. Lamb Liver (Cooked)
    1174mg (56% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  93. Bacon (Pan-Fried)
    1095mg (52% RDI) in 3 slices
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  94. Veal Bratwurst
    969mg (46% RDI) in 1 serving 2.96 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  95. Chicken Hotdog
    931mg (44% RDI) in 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  96. Lowfat Pastrami
    754mg (36% RDI) in 1 serving 6 slices
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  97. Sweet Italian Sausage
    674mg (32% RDI) in 1 link 3 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  98. Beef And Chicken Polish Sausage
    611mg (29% RDI) in 1 serving 5 pieces
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  99. Salami
    526mg (25% RDI) in 1 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  100. Cured Smoked Beef
    461mg (22% RDI) in 1 slice (1 oz)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  101. Leg Of Lamb
    449mg (21% RDI) in 1 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  102. Turkey Salami
    404mg (19% RDI) in 1 serving
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  103. Canned Ham
    392mg (19% RDI) in 1 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  104. Turkey Hotdog
    352mg (17% RDI) in 1 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  105. Canadian Bacon (Pan-Fried)
    342mg (16% RDI) in 1 slice
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  106. Pork Baloney (Bologna)
    337mg (16% RDI) in 1 slice, medium (4-1/2 inch dia x 1/8 inch thick) (1 oz)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  107. Luncheon Sausage (Pork And Beef)
    333mg (16% RDI) in 1 slice (4 inch dia x 1/8 inch thick)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  108. Beef Baloney (Bologna)
    314mg (15% RDI) in 1 slice
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  109. Turkey Baloney (Bologna)
    285mg (14% RDI) in 0.99 oz 1 serving
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  110. Braunschweiger Pork Liver Sausage
    258mg (12% RDI) in 1 oz
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  111. Pork Beerwurst
    237mg (11% RDI) in 1 slice (4 inch dia x 1/8 inch thick)
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  112. Berliner Sausage
    208mg (10% RDI) in 1 slice
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
  113. Dry Pork And Beef Salami
    184mg (9% RDI) in 1 slice
    Database: Standard Release (Common) (Source)
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