Top 100 sources of histidine

Before I give you the list, let me explain how I came up with it as it is a combination of two factors: relative ratios of amino acids and protein density.  In this list I only look at foods that have at least 26% of their calories from protein and then I rank them according to those with the highest relative amount of the target amino acid.

This page is static, the most accurate and current top histidine sources can be found thru my database.

Top 100 plant sources of histidine

food name histidine calories
mothbeans,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.033675 15
mothbeans,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.033675 15
mothbeans,mature seeds,raw 0.033609 15
cottonseed flr,part defatted (glandless) 0.031519 8.8
cottonseed meal,part defatted (glandless) 0.031507 7.5
cottonseed flr,lofat (glandless) 0.031507 6.7
cowpeas,common (blackeyes,crowder,southern),mtre seeds,raw 0.031037 14.3
yardlong bns,mature seeds,raw 0.031032 14.3
cowpeas,catjang,mature seeds,raw 0.031027 14.4
yardlong bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/ salt 0.031001 14.2
yardlong bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.031001 14.2
cowpeas,catjang,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.030996 14.4
cowpeas,catjang,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.030996 14.4
lima bns,lrg,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.030513 14.7
lima bns,lrg,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.030513 14.7
soybeans,mature seeds,raw 0.030063 12.2
veggie burgers or soyburgers unprep 0.029618 11.3
sesame flr,part defatted 0.029439 9.5
sesame flour,low-fat 0.029438 6.6
mung bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.029202 15
mung bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.029202 15
cauliflower,raw 0.029167 13
tofu,soft,prep w/ca sulfate&magnesium chloride (nigari) 0.02916 9.3
mung bns,mature seeds,raw 0.029128 14.5
tofu,ex firm,prep w/nigari 0.02912 9.2
tofu,hard,prep w/nigari 0.029101 11.5
tofu,raw,firm,prep w/ca sulfate 0.029087 9.2
tofu,raw,reg,prep w/ca sulfate 0.029084 9.4
tofu,salted&fermented (fuyu) 0.02908 14.2
tofu,salted&fermented (fuyu),prep w/ca sulfate 0.02908 14.2
tofu,dried-frozen (koyadofu) 0.029078 10
tofu,dried-frozen (koyadofu),prep w/ca sulfate 0.029078 9.8
natto 0.028894 12
hyacinth bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.028624 14.4
hyacinth bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.028624 14.4
hyacinth bns,mature seeds,raw 0.028619 14.4
soy protein isolate 0.028541 4.2
soy prot isolate,k type 0.028541 4
lupins,mature seeds,raw 0.028477 10.3
lupins,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/ salt 0.028452 7.6
lupins,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.028452 7.5
lentils,raw 0.028178 13.7
lentils,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.02816 12.6
lentils,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.02816 12.9
lentils,pink,raw 0.028136 13.8
beans,kidney,mature seeds,sprouted,raw 0.028095 6.9
meat extender 0.028024 8.2
sausage,meatless 0.028009 13.9
beans,navy,mature seeds,sprouted,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.028006 11
beans,navy,mature seeds,sprouted,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.028006 11
mungo bns,mature seeds,raw 0.028005 13.5
beans,pinto,mature seeds,sprouted,raw 0.028 11.8
mungo bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.027984 13.9
mungo bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.027984 13.9
papad 0.027973 14.5
beans,navy,mature seeds,sprouted,raw 0.027967 10.9
beans,pinto,mature seeds,sprouted,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.027957 10.8
beans,pinto,mature seeds,sprouted,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.027957 11.8
beans,kidney,mature seeds,sprouted,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.02795 6.8
beans,kidney,mature seeds,sprouted,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.02795 6.8
safflower sd meal,part defatted 0.027934 9.6
beans,kidney,all types,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.027912 14.6
beans,kidney,red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.027912 14.6
beans,kidney,red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.027912 14.6
beans,black,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.027878 14.9
beans,black,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.027878 14.9
beans,kidney,california red,mature seeds,raw 0.027862 13.5
beans,white,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.027852 14.3
beans,white,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/ salt 0.027852 14.3
beans,great northern,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.027851 14.2
beans,great northern,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.027851 14.2
beans,cranberry (roman),mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.027837 14.6
beans,cranberry (roman),mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.027837 14.6
beans,kidney,royal red,mature seeds,raw 0.027833 13
beans,cranberry (roman),mature seeds,raw 0.027833 14.5
beans,kidney,red,mature seeds,raw 0.02783 15
beans,white,mature seeds,raw 0.027825 14.3
beans,kidney,california red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.02782 13.6
beans,kidney,all types,mature seeds,raw 0.02782 14.1
beans,kidney,california red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.02782 13.6
beans,kidney,royal red,mature seeds,ckd,bld w/salt 0.027819 13
beans,kidney,royal red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.027819 13
beans,cranberry (roman),mature seeds,cnd 0.027798 15
sunflower sd flr,part defatted 0.027736 6.8
wheat bran,crude 0.027653 13.9
lambsquarters,raw 0.027619 10.2
lambs quarters,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.0275 10
lambsquarters,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.0275 10
mushrooms,portabella,raw 0.027488 10.4
mushrooms,portabella,exposed to uv lt,raw 0.027488 10.4
tofu,firm,prep w/ca sulfate&magnesium chloride (nigari) 0.027473 8.5
beans,kidney,red,mature seeds,cnd,drnd sol,rinsed in tap h2o 0.027463 14.9
beans,kidney,all types,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.027451 14.6
soy prot conc,produced by acid wash 0.027146 5.7
soy prot conc,produced by alcohol extraction 0.027146 5.7
soybeans,mature seeds,dry rstd 0.026983 11.4
soybeans,mature ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.026983 10.4
soybeans,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.026983 10.4
soybeans,mature seeds,rstd,salted 0.026973 13.4
soybeans,mature seeds,rsted,no salt added 0.026973 13.4

Top 100 animal sources of histidine

food name histidine calories
game meat,boar,wild,raw 0.050721 5.7
game meat,boar,wild,ckd,rstd 0.050707 5.7
beef,rib,back ribs,bone-in,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.045155 11.2
beef,top loin petite rst,bnless,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.045154 6.3
beef,ribeye petite rst,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.045153 5.8
beef,rib,back ribs,bone-in,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,brsd 0.04515 9.8
beef,loin,top sirloin cap steak,bnless,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,raw 0.045149 6
beef,rib eye steak,bnless,lip off,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.045147 6.3
beef,top loin petite roast/filet,bnless,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,raw 0.045147 5.9
beef,loin,top sirloin petite rst,bnls,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.045145 5.6
beef,rib eye steak/roast,bnless,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,raw 0.045144 6.6
cheese,provolone,red fat 0.045142 11.1
beef,plate steak,bnless,outside skirt,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.045141 10.3
beef,plate steak,bnless,inside skirt,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grild 0.045137 7.3
beef,ribeye cap steak,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.045137 8.4
beef,rib eye steak,bone-in,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,grild 0.045136 7.5
beef,rib eye rst,bone-in,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.045135 8.1
beef,rib eye steak,bnless,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.045135 6.6
beef,loin,top sirloin cap stek,bnls,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,grld 0.045134 6
beef,ribeye cap steak,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.045134 8.9
beef,plate steak,bnless,outside skirt,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grld 0.045131 9.4
beef,rib eye steak/roast,bone-in,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,raw 0.045127 7.2
beef,loin,top sirloin filet,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.045127 5.4
beef,top loin filet,bnless,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.045126 6.2
beef,rib eye rst,bnless,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.045125 7
beef,loin,top sirlon petite rst/filet,bnls,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.045119 5.3
beef,plate steak,bnless,inside skirt,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.045118 7.1
beef,rib eye steak,bnless,lip off,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.044825 6.5
prk,frsh,top loin (chps),bnless,enhcd,ln & fat,ckd,pan-brld 0.043774 6.7
pork,frsh,loin,top loin (chops),bnless,enh,ln,ckd,pan-broil 0.043765 5.8
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,slice,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043608 10.9
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,shank,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043604 10
cheese,provolone 0.043589 13.7
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,whl,bnless,ln,htd,rstd 0.043588 8.9
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,shank,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043588 12.9
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,whl,bnless,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043588 8.9
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,shank,bone-in,unhtd,ln 0.043582 6.4
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,rump,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043582 8
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,shank,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043579 8.5
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,rump,bone-in,ln,htd,rstd 0.043578 5.7
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,rump,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043577 9.6
pork,cured,ham & h2o prdct,slce,bne-in,ln & fat,htd,pan-brl 0.043577 7.8
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,shank,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043575 8.3
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,whl,bnless,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043574 5.6
prk,crd,ham w/ nat jucs,sprl slc,meat only,bnles,ln,htd,rstd 0.043573 5.6
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,slice,bnless,ln,htd,pan-broil 0.043571 6.3
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,whl,bnless,ln,unhtd 0.04357 5.7
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,spirl slce,bnles,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043569 6.9
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,rump,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043569 7.9
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,whl,bnless,ln,unhtd 0.043568 8.2
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,slice,bone-in,ln,htd,pan-broil 0.043568 5.4
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,shank,bone-in,ln,htd,rstd 0.043568 6.1
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,shank,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043568 5.2
pork,cured,ham & h2o prdct,slice,bnless,ln & fat,htd,pan-brl 0.043568 8.2
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,shank,bone-in,ln,htd,rstd 0.043567 5.8
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,rump,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043567 11.1
pork,cured,ham,shank,bone-in,ln,htd,rstd 0.043564 5.2
pork,cured,ham,slice,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,pan-broil 0.043564 7.1
pork,cured,ham,slice,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043563 7.7
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,rump,bone-in,ln,htd,rstd 0.043562 6.2
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juics,slice,bnles,ln & fat,htd,pan-brl 0.043562 5.6
pork,cured,ham,slice,bone-in,ln,htd,pan-broil 0.043561 5.4
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,whl,bnless,ln,htd,rstd 0.043559 5.5
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,whl,bnless,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043559 8.3
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,rump,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043558 6
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,slice,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043558 7
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,slce,bne-in,ln & fat,htd,pan-brl 0.043558 8
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,slice,bone-in,ln,htd,pan-broil 0.043557 5.9
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,whl,bnless,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043557 7.1
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,slice,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043556 5.5
pork,cured,ham,rump,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043556 7.9
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,shank,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043555 10.7
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,slce,bnless,ln & fat,htd,pan-brl 0.043555 6.7
pork,cured,ham,slice,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043555 5.3
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,rump,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043553 10.2
pork,cured,ham w/ nat jucs,sprl slce,bnles,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043553 6.3
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,rump,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043552 6.2
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,whl,bnless,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043552 7.1
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,slice,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.04355 5.1
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,whl,bnless,ln & fat,unhtd 0.04355 5.8
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,rump,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043549 5.4
pork,cured,ham,rump,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043549 7.4
pork,cured,ham,shank,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043548 5.3
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,shank,bone-in,ln,htd,rstd 0.043547 6.1
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,slice,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043547 10.4
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juics,slce,bne-in,ln & fat,htd,pan-brl 0.043545 6.9
pork,cured,ham,shank,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043545 8.2
pork,cured,ham,rump,bone-in,ln,htd,rstd 0.043543 5.1
pork,cured,ham,shank,bone-in,ln & fat,htd,rstd 0.043542 7.5
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,slice,bone-in,ln,htd,pan-broil 0.043541 5.8
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,whl,bnless,ln,unhtd 0.043541 6.3
pork,cured,ham,rump,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.04354 5.1
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,slice,bnless,ln,htd,pan-broil 0.043539 8.2
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,shank,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043539 4.9
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,rump,bone-in,ln,htd,rstd 0.043538 5.7
pork,cured,ham & h2o product,slice,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.043538 7.1
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,slice,bnless,ln,htd,pan-broil 0.043532 5.5
pork,cured,ham w/ nat juices,spiral slice,bnless,ln,unhtd 0.043532 5.7
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,rump,bone-in,ln & fat,unhtd 0.043531 12.3
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,whl,bnless,ln,htd,rstd 0.043524 6.5