Top 100 sources of methionine

Top 100 sources of methionine

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 methionine sources can be found thru my database.

Top 100 plant sources of methionine

food name methionine calories
sesame flour,low-fat 0.033028 6.6
sesame flr,part defatted 0.033011 9.5
seaweed,laver,raw 0.024957 6
turnip grns,cnd,sol&liquids 0.022794 10.3
turnip grns,frz,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.022687 8.7
turnip grns,frz,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.022687 8.7
turnip grns,frz,unprep 0.022672 8.9
turnip grns&turnips,frz,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.021739 11.4
turnip grns&turnips,frz,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.021739 11.7
sunflower sd flr,part defatted 0.021702 6.8
seaweed,wakame,raw 0.020792 14.9
seaweed,spirulina,dried 0.019993 5
seaweed,spirulina,raw 0.019932 4.4
turnip grns&turnips,frz,unprep 0.019512 8.5
oat bran,raw 0.019364 14.2
mushrooms,brown,italian,or crimini,raw 0.0192 8.8
veggie burgers or soyburgers unprep 0.018535 11.3
spinach,raw 0.018531 8
spinach,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/ salt 0.018519 7.7
spinach,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.018519 7.7
spinach,cnd,reg pk,drnd sol 0.018505 8.2
spinach,cnd,reg pk,sol&liquids 0.018483 9
spinach,cnd,no salt,sol&liquids 0.018483 9
broccoli,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.018067 14.7
broccoli,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.018067 14.7
oat bran,cooked 0.017757 12.5
safflower sd meal,part defatted 0.017546 9.6
pumpkin leaves,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.017279 7.7
pumpkin leaves,ckd,bld,drnd,w/ salt 0.017279 7.7
pumpkin leaves,raw 0.017143 6
hearts of palm,canned 0.016667 11.1
cottonseed flr,part defatted (glandless) 0.016235 8.8
cottonseed flr,lofat (glandless) 0.016235 6.7
cottonseed meal,part defatted (glandless) 0.016232 7.5
soy sau made from soy (tamari) 0.01589 5.7
taro leaves,raw 0.015863 8.4
taro leaves,ckd,stmd,wo/salt 0.015809 8.8
taro,leaves,ckd,stmd,w/salt 0.015809 8.8
mori-nu,tofu,silken,soft 0.015417 11.5
mori-nu,tofu,silken,firm 0.015362 9
broccoli raab,ckd 0.015144 8.6
broccoli raab,raw 0.015142 6.9
peas,grn,frz,unprep 0.015134 14.8
peas,green,raw 0.015129 14.9
beans,kidney,royal red,mature seeds,ckd,bld w/salt 0.015068 13
beans,kidney,royal red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.015068 13
beans,kidney,california red,mature seeds,raw 0.015059 13.5
beans,kidney,all types,mature seeds,raw 0.015055 14.1
wheat bran,crude 0.015048 13.9
beans,kidney,red,mature seeds,raw 0.015047 15
beans,kidney,royal red,mature seeds,raw 0.015041 13
beans,white,mature seeds,raw 0.015026 14.3
beans,cranberry (roman),mature seeds,raw 0.015024 14.5
beans,black,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.015011 14.9
beans,black,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.015011 14.9
beans,great northern,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.015006 14.2
beans,great northern,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.015006 14.2
beans,white,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/ salt 0.015005 14.3
beans,white,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.015005 14.3
beans,kidney,california red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.015005 13.6
beans,kidney,california red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.015005 13.6
beans,kidney,all types,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.014994 14.6
beans,kidney,red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.014994 14.6
beans,kidney,red,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.014994 14.6
soybeans,mature seeds,raw 0.01499 12.2
beans,cranberry (roman),mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.014989 14.6
beans,cranberry (roman),mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.014989 14.6
beans,cranberry (roman),mature seeds,cnd 0.014982 15
squash,smmr,zucchini,incl skn,raw 0.014876 14
amaranth leaves,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.014692 10
amaranth leaves,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.014692 10
squash,smmr,zucchini,incl skn,frz,unprep 0.014655 14.7
amaranth leaves,raw 0.014634 9.3
mungo bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.014589 13.9
mungo bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.014589 13.9
mungo bns,mature seeds,raw 0.014558 13.5
papad 0.014554 14.5
soy sau made from soy&wheat (shoyu),lo na 0.014507 10.3
squash,zucchini,baby,raw 0.014391 7.7
spinach,frz,chopd or leaf,unprep 0.014325 8
cauliflower,frz,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.014286 10.6
cauliflower,frz,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.014286 11.8
cowpeas,catjang,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/salt 0.014268 14.4
cowpeas,catjang,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.014268 14.4
cowpeas,catjang,mature seeds,raw 0.014256 14.4
cowpeas,common (blackeyes,crowder,southern),mtre seeds,raw 0.014243 14.3
cauliflower,green,raw 0.014237 10.5
yardlong bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,w/ salt 0.014234 14.2
yardlong bns,mature seeds,ckd,bld,wo/salt 0.014234 14.2
yardlong bns,mature seeds,raw 0.014221 14.3
asparagus,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.014167 9.2
asparagus,ckd,bld,drnd 0.014167 9.2
cauliflower,grn,ckd,w/ salt 0.014145 10.5
cauliflower,grn,ckd,no salt added 0.014145 10.5
parsley,frsh 0.014141 12.1
cauliflower,ckd,bld,drnd,w/salt 0.01413 12.5
cauliflower,ckd,bld,drnd,wo/salt 0.01413 12.5
asparagus,raw 0.014091 9.1
squash,smmr,all var,raw 0.01405 13.2
soy prot isolate,k type 0.014004 4

Top 100 animal sources of methionine

food name methionine calories
egg,goose,whole,fresh,raw 0.044989 13.3
egg,duck,whole,fresh,raw 0.044965 14.4
egg,white,dried,flakes,stabilized,glucose red 0.038885 4.6
egg,white,dried,pdr,stabilized,glucose red 0.038883 4.6
egg,white,raw,frz,past 0.038817 4.9
egg sub,liq or frz,fat free 0.0387 4.8
flatfish (flounder&sole sp),ckd,dry heat 0.036745 5.6
flatfish (flounder&sole sp),raw 0.036664 5.6
egg,white,raw,fresh 0.036606 4.8
egg,white,dried,stabilized,glucose red 0.035578 4.3
egg,white,dried 0.034402 4.7
haddock,cooked,dry heat 0.034317 4.5
haddock,raw 0.034314 4.5
crab,alaska king,imitn,made from surimi 0.034252 12.5
surimi 0.033926 6.5
scallop,mxd sp,imitn,made from surimi 0.033908 7.8
shrimp,mxd sp,imitn,made from surimi 0.033898 8.2
chicken,broilers or fryers,breast,meat only,ckd,rotisserie,o 0.033299 5.1
halibut,atlantic&pacific,raw 0.03319 4.9
halibut,atlantic&pacific,ckd,dry heat 0.033185 4.9
chicken,broilers or fryers,breast,meat & skn,ckd,rotisserie, 0.033115 6.7
cheese,cottage,w/veg 0.032936 8.7
salmon,sockeye,raw 0.032426 6.7
egg,whl,raw,frz,past 0.032419 12.8
salmon,sockeye,ckd,dry heat 0.032402 6.7
egg,whl,dried,stabilized,glucose red 0.032323 12.8
egg,turkey,whl,frsh,raw 0.03231 12.5
egg,quail,whole,fresh,raw 0.032261 12.1
cheese,cream,fat free 0.032186 6.7
roughy,orange,ckd,dry heat 0.032155 4.6
roughy,orange,raw 0.032054 4.6
ocean perch,atlantic,raw 0.031875 5.2
ocean perch,atlantic,ckd,dry heat 0.031875 5.2
rockfish,pacific,mxd sp,raw 0.031808 4.9
rockfish,pacific,mxd sp,ckd,dry heat 0.031804 4.9
quail,breast,meat only,raw 0.031695 5.4
quail,meat only,raw 0.031664 6.2
squab,(pigeon),lt meat wo/skn,raw 0.031664 6.2
squab,(pigeon),meat only,raw 0.031657 8.1
beef,loin,top sirloin cap steak,bnless,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,raw 0.031623 6
beef,ribeye petite rst,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.031618 5.8
beef,rib eye rst,bnless,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.031616 7
beef,rib eye steak,bnless,lip off,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.031612 6.3
beef,loin,top sirloin filet,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.031611 5.4
beef,plate steak,bnless,outside skirt,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.031609 10.3
beef,rib eye steak,bnless,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.031608 6.6
beef,rib,back ribs,bone-in,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.031608 11.2
beef,plate steak,bnless,inside skirt,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.031606 7.1
beef,ribeye cap steak,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.031606 8.9
beef,top loin petite rst,bnless,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.031601 6.3
beef,rib eye rst,bone-in,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.031595 8.1
beef,rib eye steak/roast,bone-in,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,raw 0.031594 7.2
beef,loin,top sirloin cap stek,bnls,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,grld 0.031594 6
beef,plate steak,bnless,inside skirt,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grild 0.031593 7.3
beef,rib,back ribs,bone-in,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,brsd 0.031592 9.8
beef,top loin filet,bnless,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.031591 6.2
beef,plate steak,bnless,outside skirt,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grld 0.031588 9.4
beef,loin,top sirloin petite rst,bnls,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,rstd 0.031584 5.6
beef,loin,top sirlon petite rst/filet,bnls,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.031584 5.3
beef,rib eye steak,bone-in,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,ckd,grild 0.031581 7.5
beef,top loin petite roast/filet,bnless,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,raw 0.031577 5.9
beef,rib eye steak/roast,bnless,lip-on,ln,1/8″ fat,sel,raw 0.031574 6.6
beef,ribeye cap steak,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.031571 8.4
beef,rib eye steak,bnless,lip off,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.031391 6.5
egg,whl,ckd,hard-boiled 0.031161 12.3
egg,whole,dried 0.031094 12.5
trout,rainbow,farmed,ckd,dry heat 0.031008 7.1
trout,rainbow,farmed,raw 0.030993 7.1
chicken,broilers or fryers,back,meat & skn,ckd,rotisserie,or 0.030908 11.2
cheese,tilsit 0.030889 13.9
cheese,port de salut 0.030866 14.8
chicken,broilers or fryers,back,meat only,ckd,rotisserie,ori 0.030781 8.1
chicken,broilers or fryers,wing,meat & skn,ckd,rotisserie,or 0.030731 10.9
salmon,atlantic,farmed,raw 0.030656 10.2
chicken,broilers or fryers,wing,meat only,ckd,rotisserie,ori 0.03048 7.1
fish,pollock,alaska,raw 0.030353 4.6
egg,whl,raw,frsh 0.030255 11.4
egg,whl,ckd,poached 0.030216 11.4
egg,whl,ckd,fried 0.030198 14.4
beef,ribeye petite roast/filet,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.030188 5.5
egg,whole,cooked,omelet 0.03018 14.6
quail,meat and skin,raw 0.030107 9.8
cheese,cottage,lowfat,1% milkfat 0.030105 5.8
cheese,cottage,crmd,w/fruit 0.029935 9.1
swordfish,cooked,dry heat 0.029808 7.3
swordfish,raw 0.029807 7.3
salmon,chinook,raw 0.029804 9
beef,shldr pot rst or steak,bnless,ln,0″ fat,choic,raw 0.02979 5.8
beef,ribeye filet,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,grilled 0.029772 6.3
usda cmdty,chick fajita strips,frz 0.029741 7.3
egg,whl,ckd,scrmbld 0.02973 14.9
chicken,broiler,rotisserie,bbq,breast meat only 0.029708 5.1
fish,pollock,alaska,ckd,dry heat 0.029642 4.7
sablefish,smoked 0.029632 14.6
butterfish,raw 0.02963 8.4
pollock,atlantic,raw 0.02963 4.7
seatrout,mxd sp,raw 0.02963 6.2
monkfish,raw 0.029627 5.2
sea bass,mxd sp,raw 0.029626 5.3
salmon,pink,cnd,wo/salt,sol w/bone&liq 0.029626 7

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