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Arginine

How Much Arginine Is Needed Daily?

There is no recommended daily amount established for arginine, because the human body normally makes enough.

If taken as a supplement, higher doses of arginine are often needed, and up to 1200 mg per day have been shown to be helpful. Before taking it, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Dietary Tips

It's hard to track arginine intake because individual amino acids are not listed on the nutrition facts label. However, you should get a sufficient amount of arginine if you consume the recommended dietary allowance for total protein. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women consume 46 grams of protein daily, while men should aim for 56 grams. If you're concerned about your arginine intake, talk to your health care provider about taking supplements.

Arginine is an amino acid.  It’s L-form is one of the 20 most common naturally formed amino acids.  While arginine is considered to be “semi-essential” because it can be manufactured in the human body, not everyone creates enough for their needs.  It is still necessary to eat foods rich in this amino acid.  One of the main things L-arginine is needed for is the creation of nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide, considered to be the “miracle molecule” is essential to a healthy lifestyle.  Its main job is to signal the blood vessels to relax and expand.  When the blood vessels dilate, they allow more blood, oxygen and nutrients to flow to the organs and muscles.  Vasodilation also allows for the efficient removal of waste products.  Both the in-flow of nutrients and the out-flow of wastes are critical to maintain good health.  Nitric oxide has been shown to help reduce blood pressure, increase mental acuity, improve overall circulation, help with erectile dysfunction, increase muscle growth and improve endurance.

As an amino acid, arginine helps build proteins, but it also stimulates the secretion of growth hormone, helps remove ammonia from your body and has a role in healing wounds. Your body uses arginine to produce nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels. Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that not only helps blood vessels relax but also improves circulation. New York University's Langone Medical Center says studies show that arginine improves symptoms related to congestive heart failure. It may also lower blood pressure, according to a study published in the May 2010 issue of “Medical Science Monitor.”

Arginine is an amino acid.  It’s L-form is one of the 20 most common naturally formed amino acids.  While arginine is considered to be “semi-essential” because it can be manufactured in the human body, not everyone creates enough for their needs.  It is still necessary to eat foods rich in this amino acid.  One of the main things L-arginine is needed for is the creation of nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide, considered to be the “miracle molecule” is essential to a healthy lifestyle.  Its main job is to signal the blood vessels to relax and expand.  When the blood vessels dilate, they allow more blood, oxygen and nutrients to flow to the organs and muscles.  Vasodilation also allows for the efficient removal of waste products.  Both the in-flow of nutrients and the out-flow of wastes are critical to maintain good health.  Nitric oxide has been shown to help reduce blood pressure, increase mental acuity, improve overall circulation, help with erectile dysfunction, increase muscle growth and improve endurance.

 

Top Plant-Based Choices

A variety of plant-based foods provide arginine. Some of the best choices are soybeans, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, peanuts and walnuts. You'll also get it from sweet green peppers and the seaweed spirulina. Grains such as quinoa, oats and wheat germ deliver arginine, as do a variety of ready-to-eat cereals made from oats or rice.

 Do not use L-arginine if:

  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have allergies or asthma.
  • You have cirrhosis of the liver.
  • You have herpes.
  • Your have low blood pressure.
  • You have recently had a heart attack.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.

Foods rich in L-lysine and L-arginine amino acids

 

L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Abalone shell-fish 109%
1.09
100g
3.52oz
1282mg
.0452oz
1247mg
.0439oz
Almonds nuts 27%
0.27
200g
7.05oz
1332mg
.0469oz
4986mg
.1758oz
Anchovy in oil drained 154%
1.54
25g
0.88oz
664mg
.0234oz
433mg
.0152oz
Apples 213%
2.13
500g
17.63oz
57mg
.0020.oz
27mg
.0009oz
Apples dried 195%
1.95
500g
17.63oz
289mg
.0101oz
148mg
.0052oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Apple sauce unsweetened 200%
2.00
500g
17.63oz
49mg
.0017oz
24mg
.0008oz
Apricots fruit 215%
2.15
500g
17.63oz
451mg
.0159oz
210mg
.0074oz
Apricots dried 182%
1.82
500g
17.63oz
1272mg
.0448oz
700mg
.0246oz
Asparagus 101%
1.01
200g
7.05oz
289mg
.0101oz
286mg
.0100oz
Avocados 159%
1.59
500g
17.63oz
347mg
.0122oz
218mg
.0076oz
Bacon regular 145%
1.45
500g
17.63oz
8116mg
.2862oz
5616mg
.1980oz
Bananas 102%
1.02
500g
17.63oz
157mg
.0055oz
154mg
.0054oz
Bass fish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1380mg
.0486oz
902mg
.0318oz
Beans with frankfurters 125%
1.25
250g
8.81oz
415mg
.0146oz
331mg
.0116oz
Beef bologna 124%
1.24
500g
17.63oz
4535mg
.1599oz
3660mg
.1291oz
Beef chuck roast 131%
1.31
500g
17.63oz
7599mg
.2680oz
5781mg
.2039oz
Beef corned brisket 124%
1.24
500g
17.63oz
5616mg
.1980oz
4515mg
.1592oz
Beef dried 121%
1.21
200g
7.05oz
4807mg
.1695oz
3978mg
.1403oz
Beef flank steak 132%
1.32
500g
17.63oz
8006mg
.2824oz
6057mg
.2136oz
Beef frankfurter 124%
1.24
200g
7.05oz
1728mg
.0609oz
1395mg
.0492oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Beef ground lean 124%
1.24
200g
7.05oz
2955mg
.1042oz
2389mg
.0842oz
Beef ground regular 124%
1.24
200g
7.05oz
2761mg
.0973oz
2230mg
.0786oz
Beef noodle soup 132%
1.32
200g
7.05oz
214mg
.0075oz
155mg
.0054oz
Beef & pork bologna 126%
1.26
200g
7.05oz
1785mg
.0629oz
1414mg
.0498oz
Beef & pork frankfurter 107%
1.07
100g
3.52oz
904mg
.0318oz
849mg
.0299oz
Beef & pork sausage 127%
1.27
100g
3.52oz
1084mg
.0382oz
853mg
.0300oz
Beef porterhouse steak 132%
1.32
500g
17.63oz
7224mg
.2548oz
5484mg
.1934oz
Beef rib roast 132%
1.32
500g
17.63oz
6659mg
.2348oz
5065mg
.1786oz
Beef short ribs 132%
1.32
500g
17.63oz
5980mg
.2109oz
4548mg
.1604oz
Beef sirloin steak 132%
1.32
500g
17.63oz
7577mg
.2672oz
5759mg
.2031oz
Beef smoked chopped 121%
1.21
200g
7.05oz
3335mg
.1176oz
2757mg
.0972oz
Beef sound steak 132%
1.32
500g
17.63oz
8061mg
.2843oz
6112mg
.2155oz
Beef soup with vegetable 132%
1.32
200g
7.05oz
282mg
.0099oz
214mg
.0075oz
Beef T-bone steak 132%
1.32
500g
17.63oz
6971mg
.2458oz
5297mg
.1868oz
Beef tenderloin 131%
1.31
500g
17.63oz
7698mg
.2715oz
5859mg
.2066oz
Beet greens 100%
1.00
100g
3.52oz
52mg
.0018oz
52mg
.0018oz
Beets 240%
2.40
100g
3.52oz
53mg
.0018oz
22mg
.0007oz
Bengal gram cooked canned - chickpeas 73%
0.73
100g
3.52oz
332mg
.0117oz
456mg
.0161oz
Black bean soup 125%
1.25
200g
7.05oz
336mg
.0118oz
268mg
.0094oz
Blackberries 35%
0.35
100g
3.52oz
11mg
.0003oz
34mg
.0011oz
Blueberries 35%
0.35
100g
3.52oz
11mg
.0003oz
35mg
.0012oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Bluefish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1835mg
.0647oz
1200mg
.0423oz
Bran flakes 56%
0.56
50g
1.76oz
188mg
.0066oz
334mg
.0117oz
Bratwurst cooked 129%
1.29
100g
3.52oz
1070mg
.0377oz
830mg
.0292oz
Braunsch -
weiger
119%
1.19
50g
1.76oz
460mg
.0162oz
387mg
.0136oz
Brazil nuts 27%
0.27
100g
3.52oz
541mg
.0190oz
2392mg
.0843oz
Broccoli 97%
0.97
100g
3.52oz
139mg
.0049oz
145mg
.0051oz
Brussels sprouts 73%
0.73
100g
3.52oz
148mg
.0052oz
202mg
.0071oz
Butter common 225%
2.25
20g
0.70oz
13mg
.0004oz
6mg
.0002oz
Buttermilk 220%
2.20
200g
7.05oz
554mg
.0195oz
252mg
.0088oz
Cabbage chinese 105%
1.05
100g
3.52oz
88mg
.0031oz
84mg
.0029oz
Cabbage common 83%
0.83
100g
3.52oz
57mg
.0020oz
68mg
.0023oz
Carob natural, e.g. powder or carob flour 151%
1.51
100g
3.52oz
1960mg
.0691oz
1300mg
.0459oz
Carp fish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1635mg
.0576oz
1067mg
.0376oz
Cashew nuts 52%
0.52
100g
3.52oz
153mg
.0053oz
294mg
.0103oz
Catfish 154%
1.54
100g
3.52oz
1670mg
.0589oz
1088mg
.0383oz
Cauliflower 113%
1.13
100g
3.52oz
108mg
.0038oz
96mg
.0033oz
Caviar black & red 115%
1.15
10g
0.35oz
183mg
.0064oz
157mg
.0055oz
Celery 133%
1.33
100g
3.52oz
26mg
.0009oz
20mg
.0007oz
Cheese American processed 238%
2.38
50g
1.76oz
1112mg
.0392oz
469mg
.0165oz
Cheese American spread 276%
2.76
50g
1.76oz
763mg
.0269oz
276mg
.0097oz
Cheese blue 260%
2.60
50g
1.76oz
939mg
.0331oz
360mg
.0126oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Cheese brick 243%
2.43
50g
1.76oz
1075mg
.0379oz
442mg
.0155oz
Cheese brie 252%
2.52
50g
1.76oz
938mg
.0330oz
371mg
.0130oz
Cheese camermbert 252%
2.52
50g
1.76oz
894mg
.0315oz
355mg
.0125oz
Cheese cheddar 220%
2.20
50g
1.76oz
1050mg
.0370oz
476mg
.0167oz
Cheese cheshire 220%
2.20
50g
1.76oz
983mg
.0346oz
446mg
.0157oz
Cheese colby 221%
2.21
50g
1.76oz
1002mg
.0353oz
453mg
.0159oz
Cottage cheese creamed 178%
1.78
50g
1.76oz
504mg
.0177oz
283mg
.0099oz
Cottage cheese dry 177%
1.77
50g
1.76oz
696mg
.0245oz
393mg
.0138oz
Cottage cheese low fat 178%
1.78
50g
1.76oz
555mg
.0195oz
312mg
.0110oz
Cream cheese 237%
2.37
50g
1.76oz
342mg
.0120oz
144mg
.0050oz
Cheese edam 276%
2.76
50g
1.76oz
1346mg
.0474oz
487mg
.0171oz
Cheese goat brown 248%
2.48
50g
1.76oz
412mg
.0145oz
166mg
.0058oz
Cheese gouda Dutch 276%
2.76
50g
1.76oz
1342mg
.0473oz
487mg
.0171oz
Cheese gruyere 6+ months aged 278%
2.78
50g
1.76oz
1372mg
.0483oz
492mg
.0173oz
Cheese limburger stinky-cheese 240%
2.40
50g
1.76oz
848mg
.0299oz
354mg
.0124oz
Cheese liver 141%
1.41
50g
1.76oz
596mg
.0210oz
423mg
.0149oz
Cheese monterey Jack semi-hard 221%
2.21
50g
1.76oz
1032mg
.0364oz
467mg
.0164oz
Cheese mozzarella 237%
2.37
50g
1.76oz
998mg
.0352oz
421mg
.0148oz
Cheese mozzarella grated 237%
2.37
50g
1.76oz
1248mg
.0440oz
526mg
.0185oz
Cheese muenster orange with white 242%
2.42
50g
1.76oz
1082mg
.0381oz
446mg
.0157oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Cheese neufchatel soft white French 236%
2.36
50g
1.76oz
451mg
.0159oz
191mg
.0067oz
Cheese parmesan 251%
2.51
50g
1.76oz
1673mg
.0590oz
664mg
.0234oz
Cheese parmesan grated 249%
2.49
10g
0.35oz
384mg
.0135oz
154mg
.0054oz
Cheese port du salut 240%
2.40
50g
1.76oz
1005mg
.0354oz
419mg
.0147oz
Cheese provolone 2-3 months 259%
2.59
50g
1.76oz
480mg
.0169oz
185mg
.0065oz
Cheese ricotta 212%
2.12
50g
1.76oz
668mg
.0235oz
315mg
.0111oz
Cheese ricotta part skim 212%
2.12
50g
1.76oz
674mg
.0237oz
319mg
.0112oz
Cheese swiss 279%
2.79
50g
1.76oz
1308mg
.oz
469mg
.oz
Cheese swiss processed 238%
2.38
50g
1.76oz
1242mg
.0438oz
523mg
.0184oz
Cheese tilsit yellow semi-soft 240%
2.40
50g
1.76oz
1032mg
.0364oz
430mg
.0151oz
Chestnut fresh 52%
0.52
100g
3.52oz
153mg
.0053oz
293mg
.0103oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Chicken back 121%
1.21
200g
7.05oz
1231mg
.0434oz
1016mg
.0358oz
Chicken breasts 134%
1.34
200g
7.05oz
2762mg
.0974oz
2066mg
.0728oz
Chicken canned boned 130%
1.30
200g
7.05oz
3521mg
.1241oz
2704mg
.0953oz
Chicken dark meat 128%
1.28
200g
7.05oz
2687mg
.0947oz
2100mg
.0740oz
Chicken dark meat
without skin
141%
1.41
200g
7.05oz
3412mg
.1203oz
2422
.0854oz
Chicken drumstick 133%
1.33
200g
7.05oz
2109mg
.0743oz
1585mg
.0559oz
Chicken gizzard 96%
0.96
100g
3.52oz
1256mg
.0443oz
1308mg
.0461oz
Chicken gumbo sausages 132%
1.32
200g
7.05oz
132mg
.0046oz
100mg
.0035oz
Chicken hearts 130%
1.30
10g
0.35oz
131mg
.0046oz
101mg
.0035oz
Chicken legs 131%
1.31
200g
7.05oz
2138mg
.0754oz
1636mg
.0577oz
Chicken light meat 131%
1.31
100g
3.52oz
1655mg
.0583oz
1267mg
.0446oz
Chicken light meat
without skin
141%
1.41
100g
3.52oz
1965mg
.0693oz
1397mg
.0492oz
Chicken livers 124%
1.24
100g
3.52oz
1283mg
.0452oz
1040mg
.0366oz
Chicken neck 141%
1.41
100g
3.52oz
377mg
.0132oz
268mg
.0094oz
Chicken noodle soup 132%
1.32
200g
7.05oz
181mg
.0063oz
137mg
.0048oz
Chicken rice soup 102%
1.02
200g
7.05oz
208mg
.0073oz
195mg
.0068oz
Chicken thighs 129%
1.29
100g
3.52oz
1091mg
.0384oz
850mg
.0299oz
Chicken wings 119%
1.19
100g
3.52oz
775mg
.0273oz
650mg
.0229oz
Chickpeas cooked canned 73%
0.73
100g
3.52oz
332mg
.0117oz
456mg
.0161oz
Cicer cooked canned chickpeas 73%
0.73
100g
3.52oz
332mg
.0117oz
456mg
.0161oz
Clams mollusc 102%
1.02
200g
7.05oz
1911mg
.0674oz
1867mg
.0658oz
Cream of asparagus soup 132%
1.32
100g
3.52oz
46mg
.0016oz
34mg
.0011oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Cream of celery soup 124%
1.24
100g
3.52oz
30mg
.0010oz
24mg
.0008oz
Cream of chicken soup 130%
1.30
100g
3.52oz
88mg
.0031oz
68mg
.0023oz
Cream of wheat 59%
0.59
100g
3.52oz
39mg
.0013oz
66mg
.0023oz
Coconut shredded 27%
0.27
50g
1.76oz
73mg
.0025oz
273mg
.0096oz
Cod fish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1635mg
.0576oz
1065mg
.0375oz
Coffee cream 213%
2.13
10g
0.35oz
21mg
.0007oz
10mg
.0003oz
Collards greens or borekale 93%
0.93
100g
3.52oz
75mg
.0026oz
78mg
.0027oz
Corn 105%
1.05
100g
3.52oz
136mg
.0047oz
129mg
.0045oz
Corn grits 60%
0.60
100g
3.52oz
28mg
.0009oz
47mg
.0016oz
Corn puffed 58%
0.58
100g
3.52oz
232mg
.0081oz
400mg
.0141oz
Crabs 99%
0.99
100g
3.52oz
1588mg
.0560oz
1600mg
.0564oz
Crabapple fruit slices 200%
2.00
100g
3.52oz
24mg
.0008oz
12mg
.0004oz
Cream of mushroom soup 134%
1.34
200g
7.05oz
104mg
.0036oz
77mg
.0027oz
Cream of potato soup 109%
1.09
200g
7.05oz
83mg
.0029oz
76mg
.0026oz
Cucumbers 61%
0.61
200g
7.05oz
42mg
.0014oz
69mg
.0024oz
Dates fruit 91%
0.91
100g
3.52oz
60mg
.0021oz
66mg
.0023oz
Duck farmed 118%
1.18
500g
17.63oz
4547mg
.1603oz
3850mg
.1358oz
Duck's livers 124%
1.24
50g
1.76oz
709mg
.0250oz
573mg
.0202oz
Eel fish 154%
1.54
100g
3.52oz
1694mg
.0597oz
1103mg
.0389oz
Eggnog milk drink 202%
2.02
1/4 L
8.45 fl oz
746mg
.0263oz
372mg
.0131oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Eggplant 84%
0.84
100g
3.52oz
51mg
.0017oz
60mg
.0021oz
Eggs whole 106%
1.06
45g
1.58oz
369mg
.0130oz
349mg
.0123oz
Eggs whole dried 105%
1.05
10g
0.35oz
310mg
.0109oz
294mg
.0103oz
Egg white 106%
1.06
20g
0.70oz
124mg
.0043oz
118mg
.0041oz
Egg yolk 98%
0.98
10g
0.35oz
111mg
.0039oz
113mg
.0039oz
Elderberries fruit 56%
0.56
100g
3.52oz
26mg
.0009oz
46mg
.0016oz
Endive salad plant 100%
1.00
100g
3.52oz
63mg
.0022oz
63mg
.0022oz
Flat fish flounder & skin 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1729mg
.0609oz
1128mg
.0397oz
Figs fresh 173%
1.73
50g
1.76oz
14mg
.0004oz
8mg
.0002oz
Figs dried 174%
1.74
50g
1.76oz
60mg
.0021oz
34mg
.0011oz
Garbanzo beans, chickpeas
cooked / canned
73%
0.73
100g
3.52oz
332mg
.0117oz
456mg
.0161oz
Garlic fresh 42%
0.42
10g
0.35oz
26mg
.0009oz
63mg
.0022oz
Goose farmed 127%
1.27
500g
oz
6265mg
.2209oz
4921mg
.1735oz
Goose livers 123%
1.23
100g
3.52oz
1233mg
.0434oz
1002mg
.0353oz
Grapes with skin 31%
0.31
100g
3.52oz
15mg
.0005oz
48mg
.0016oz
Grapes juice 21%
0.21
1/4 Liter
8.45 fl oz
24mg
.0008oz
117mg
.0041oz
Grapes without skin 31%
0.31
100g
3.52oz
8mg
.0002oz
27mg
.0009oz
Green beans 121%
1.21
100g
3.52oz
88mg
.0031oz
72mg
.0025oz
Guava fruit 111%
1.11
100g
3.52oz
18mg
.0006oz
16mg
.0005oz
Haddock seafish 154%
1.54
100g
3.52oz
1741mg
.0614oz
1130mg
.0398oz
Half & half cream 220%
2.20
250g
8.81oz
586mg
.0206oz
267mg
.0094oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Halibut flatfish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1905mg
.0671oz
1247mg
.0439oz
Ham boneless 131%
1.31
500g
17.63oz
7433mg
.2621oz
5693mg
.2008oz
Hazelnuts 19%
0.19
100g
3.52oz
340mg
.0119oz
1837mg
.0647oz
Herring fish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1647mg
.0580oz
1075mg
.0379oz
Hickory nuts 24%
0.24
10g
0.35oz
46mg
.0016oz
199mg
.0070oz
Ice cream 219%
2.19
200g
7.05oz
572mg
.0201oz
261mg
.0092oz
Ice cream rich 218%
2.18
200g
7.05oz
442mg
.0155oz
202mg
.0071oz
Italian sausages cooked 129%
1.29
100g
3.52oz
1522mg
.0536oz
1182mg
.0416oz
Kale cabbage 107%
1.07
100g
3.52oz
197mg
.0069oz
183mg
.0064oz
Klobasa Slovak sausage smoked & spicy 107%
1.07
200g
7.05oz
2042mg
.0720oz
1907mg
.0672oz
Knockwurst thick sausage 132%
1.32
200g
7.05oz
1864mg
.0657oz
1417mg
.0499oz
Leeks 100%
1.00
100g
3.52oz
78mg
.0027oz
78mg
.0027oz
Lentils sprouts 117%
1.17
100g
3.52oz
711mg
.0250oz
610mg
.0215oz
Lettuce common 115%
1.15
200g
7.05oz
160mg
.0056oz
138mg
.0048oz
Lettuce romaine bitter 116%
1.16
200g
7.05oz
207mg
.0073oz
178mg
.0062oz
Lima beans cooked 99%
0.99
100g
3.52oz
450mg
.0158oz
455mg
.0160oz
Liver 111%
1.11
100g
3.52oz
1389mg
.0489oz
1256mg
.0443oz
Loquat fruit 200%
2.00
50g
1.76oz
6mg
.0002oz
3mg
.0001oz
Macadamia nuts 36%
0.36
100g
3.52oz
324mg
.0114oz
896mg
.0316oz
Mackerel fish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1705mg
.0601oz
1113mg
.0392oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Mango fruit 218%
2.18
500g
17.63oz
141mg
.0049oz
65mg
.0022oz
Margarine 300%
3.00
10g
0.35oz
6mg
.0002oz
2mg
.0000oz
Mayonnaise common 100%
1.00
185g
6.52oz
1400mg
.0493oz
1400mg
.0493oz
Milk carob flavour 187%
1.87
1/4 L
8.45 fl oz
343mg
.0120oz
182mg
.0064oz
Milk chocolate flavour 209%
2.09
200g
7.05oz
503mg
.0177oz
229mg
.0080oz
Milk condensed 219%
2.19
250g
8.81oz
1569mg
.0553oz
715mg
.0252oz
Milk evaporated 219%
2.19
250g
8.81oz
1351mg
.0476oz
617mg
.0217oz
Milk evaporated skim 219%
2.19
250g
8.81oz
1490mg
.0525oz
681mg
.0240oz
Milk goat's 243%
2.43
250g
8.81oz
725mg
.0255oz
298mg
.0105oz
Milk human 160%
1.60
250g
8.81oz
170mg
.0059oz
107mg
.0037oz
Milk iced 219%
2.19
250g
8.81oz
780mg
.0275oz
356mg
.0125oz
Milk low fat 219%
2.19
250g
8.81oz
659mg
.0232oz
301mg
.0106oz
Milk dry instant non fat 219%
2.19
100g
3.52oz
2779mg
.0980oz
1270mg
.0447oz
Milk dry non fat 219%
2.19
100g
3.52oz
2867mg
.1011oz
1308mg
.0461oz
Milk skim 220%
2.20
250g
8.81oz
675mg
.0238oz
307mg
.0108oz
Milk whole 219%
2.19
250g
8.81oz
652mg
.0229oz
298mg
.0105oz
Milk whole dry 219%
2.19
100g
3.52oz
2085mg
.0735oz
953mg
.0336oz
Minestrone soup 92%
0.92
250g
8.81oz
189mg
.0066oz
205mg
.0072oz
Mortadella pork sausage 123%
1.23
30g
1.05oz
383mg
.0135oz
311mg
.0109oz
Mushrooms 67%
0.67
100g
3.52oz
68mg
.0023oz
102mg
.0035oz
New England clam chowder 110%
1.10
200g
7.05oz
205mg
.0072oz
187mg
.0065oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Oats flakes 101%
1.01
100g
3.52oz
1214mg
.0428oz
1206mg
.0425oz
Oatmeal 53%
0.53
100g
3.52oz
33mg
.0011oz
62mg
.0021oz
Oats puffed 55%
0.55
100g
3.52oz
625mg
.0220oz
1142mg
.0402oz
Okra plant fresh 98%
0.98
200g
7.05oz
164mg
.0057oz
168mg
.0059oz
Onions green 67%
0.67
200g
7.05oz
8mg
.0002oz
12mg
.0004oz
Onions matured grown 34%
0.34
200g
7.05oz
112mg
.0039oz
327mg
.0115oz
Oranges 73%
0.73
200g
7.05oz
68mg
.0023oz
94mg
.0033oz
Orange juice 19%
0.19
1/4 Liter
8.45 fl oz
23mg
.0008oz
118mg
.0041oz
Oysters 103%
1.03
100g
3.52oz
528mg
.0186oz
515mg
.0181oz
Papaya fruit called Pawpaw in Australia 253%
2.53
500g
17.63oz
83mg
.0029oz
33mg
.0011oz
Pastrami red meat 124%
1.24
50g
1.76oz
669mg
.0235oz
539mg
.0190oz
Pea soup with ham 99%
0.99
250g
8.81oz
687mg
.0242oz
694mg
.0244oz
Peas green 74%
0.74
100g
3.52oz
317mg
.0111oz
428mg
.0150oz
Peaches fruit 125%
1.25
100g
3.52oz
17mg
.0005oz
13mg
.0004oz
Peaches dried 126%
1.26
100g
3.52oz
116mg
.0040oz
92mg
.0032oz
Peanuts 29%
0.29
100g
3.52oz
1006mg
.0354oz
3506mg
.1236oz
Peanut butter 29%
0.29
20g
0.70oz
234mg
.0082oz
817mg
.0288oz
Pears fruit 192%
1.92
200g
7.05oz
25mg
.0008oz
13mg
.0004oz
Pears dried 207%
2.07
200g
7.05oz
132mg
.0046oz
64mg
.0022oz
Pecans 27%
0.27
100g
3.52oz
145mg
.0051oz
550mg
.0194oz
Peppers sweet 91%
0.91
50g
1.76oz
19mg
.0006oz
21mg
.0007oz
Perch fish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1705mg
.0601oz
1115mg
.0393oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Persimmon fruit 131%
1.31
200g
7.05oz
55mg
.0019oz
42mg
.0014oz
Pike fish 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1764mg
.0622oz
1151mg
.0406oz
Pineapple 139%
1.39
200g
7.05oz
50mg
.0017oz
36mg
.0012oz
Pine nuts 19%
0.19
10g
0.35oz
91mg
.0032oz
475mg
.0167oz
Pistachios nuts 59%
0.59
10g
0.35oz
128mg
.0045oz
217mg
.0076oz
Plantain fruit 56%
0.56
200g
7.05oz
120mg
.0042oz
216mg
.0076oz
Plums fruit 122%
1.22
200g
7.05oz
3000mg
.1058oz
2467mg
.0870oz
Polish sausage 120%
1.20
100g
3.52oz
1125mg
.0396oz
935mg
.0329oz
Pollock fish 154%
1.54
100g
3.52oz
1788mg
.0630oz
1163mg
.0410oz
Pork bacon 121%
1.21
500g
17.63oz
3193mg
.1126oz
2643mg
.0932oz
Pork bologna 120%
1.20
50g
1.76oz
608mg
.0214oz
509mg
.0179oz
Pork bratwurst 121%
11.21
100g
3.52oz
1153mg
.0406oz
957mg
.0337oz
Pork leg 137%
1.37
500g
17.63oz
8315mg
.2933oz
6090mg
.2148oz
Pork loin chop 136%
1.36
500g
17.63oz
6457mg
.2277oz
4735mg
.1670oz
Pork shoulder 136%
1.36
500g
17.63oz
7863mg
.2773oz
5770mg
.2035oz
Pork sausage 129%
1.29
500g
17.63oz
4502mg
.1588oz
3500mg
.1234oz
Pork spare ribs 142%
1.42
500g
17.63oz
5736mg
.2023oz
4050mg
.1428oz
Potatos 136%
1.36
200g
7.05oz
253mg
.0089oz
186mg
.0065oz
Potato baked 132%
1.32
200g
7.05oz
280mg
.0098oz
211mg
.0074oz
Pumpkins 100%
1.00
200g
7.05oz
78mg
.0027oz
78mg
.0027oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Pumpkin seeds & squash 45%
0.45
50g
1.76oz
903mg
.0318oz
1989mg
.0701oz
Radish 89%
0.89
50g
1.76oz
17mg
.0005oz
21mg
.0007oz
Rice puffed 52%
0.52
50g
1.76oz
135mg
.0047oz
260mg
.0091oz
Rutabaga vegetable 27%
0.27
200g
7.05oz
78mg
.0027oz
295mg
.0104oz
Salami dry 120%
1.20
100g
3.52oz
1820mg
.0641oz
1520mg
.0536oz
Salmon raw 155%
1.55
100g
3.52oz
1823mg
.0643oz
1176mg
.0414oz
Sardines brine drained 153%
1.53
50g
1.76oz
1129mg
.0398oz
737mg
.0259oz
Scallops
shell-fish
120%
1.20
100g
3.52oz
1247mg
.0439oz
1223mg
.0431oz
Sesame seeds 25%
0.25
10g
0.35oz
82mg
.0028oz
332mg
.0117oz
Shark meat - flake 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
1929mg
.0689oz
1258mg
.0443oz
Sherbet powder 220%
2.20
10g
0.35oz
9mg
.0003oz
4mg
.0001oz
Shrimps 99%
0.99
100g
3.52oz
1764mg
.0622oz
1776mg
.0626oz
Smelt fish 154%
1.54
100g
3.52oz
1623mg
.0572oz
1055mg
.0372oz
Snapper fish 154%
1.54
100g
3.52oz
1882mg
.0663oz
1223mg
.0431oz
Snails meat 60%
0.60
100g
3.52oz
1470mg
.0518oz
2470mg
.0871oz
Soy bean sprouts 145%
1.45
100g
3.52oz
551mg
.0194oz
380mg
.0134oz
Spinach plant 109%
1.09
100g
3.52oz
178mg
.0062oz
163mg
.0057oz
Summer sausage 140%
1.40
100g
3.52oz
1382mg
.0487oz
991mg
.0349oz
Squash summer 131%
1.31
50g
1.76oz
32mg
.0011oz
25mg
.0008oz
Squash winter 57%
0.57
50g
1.76oz
22mg
.0007oz
39mg
.0014oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Strawberries 95%
0.95
100g
3.52oz
24mg
.0008oz
26mg
.0009oz
Sweet potatoes 105%
1.05
100g
3.52oz
80mg
.0028oz
77mg
.0027oz
Swiss chard 86%
0.86
50g
1.76oz
50mg
.0017oz
58mg
.0020oz
Swordfish 155%
1.55
100g
3.52oz
1823mg
.0643oz
1176mg
.0414oz
Tahini paste 22%
0.22
10g
0.35oz
54mg
.0019oz
252mg
.0088oz
Tangerine fruit 73%
0.73
200g
7.05oz
46mg
.0016oz
63mg
.0022oz
Tangerine juice 20%
0.20
1/4 L
8.45 fl oz
17mg
.0005oz
84mg
.0029oz
Tomatoes red 152%
1.52
100g
3.52oz
33mg
.0011oz
21mg
.0007oz
Tomato juice 150%
1.50
1/4 Liter
8.45 fl oz
55mg
.0019oz
37mg
.0013oz
Tomato paste 141%
1.41
100g
3.52oz
107mg
.0037oz
76mg
.0026oz
Tomato soup 84%
0.84
100g
3.52oz
21mg
.0007oz
25mg
.0008oz
Tuna in spring water brine 153%
1.53
100g
3.52oz
2715mg
.0957oz
1769mg
.0623oz
Turkey canned boned 129%
1.29
100g
3.52oz
2140mg
.0754oz
1662mg
.0586oz
Turkey dark meat 130%
1.30
100g
3.52oz
1723mg
.0607oz
1329mg
.0468oz
Turkey light meat 129%
1.29
100g
3.52oz
1967mg
.0693oz
1522mg
.0536oz
Turkey liver 123%
1.23
100g
3.52oz
1510mg
.0532oz
1225mg
.0432oz
Turkey noodle soup 133%
1.33
100g
3.52oz
86mg
.0030oz
65mg
.0022oz
Turnip root 152%
1.52
200g
7.05oz
72mg
.0025oz
47mg
.0016oz
Turnip greens 104%
1.04
100g
3.52oz
98mg
.0034oz
94mg
.0033oz
Vegetarian veggie soup 100%
1.00
100g
3.52oz
41mg
.0014oz
41mg
.0014oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz
Vienna sausages 112%
1.12
100g
3.52oz
793mg
.0279oz
706mg
.0249oz
Walnuts 19%
0.19
50g
1.76oz
233mg
.0082oz
1260mg
.0444oz
Watermelon red 105%
1.05
200g
7.05oz
123mg
.0043oz
117mg
.0041oz
Watercress plant 86%
0.86
100g
3.52oz
165mg
.0058oz
192mg
.0067oz
Wheat flakes 59%
0.59
50g
1.76oz
153mg
.0053oz
259mg
.0091oz
Wheat germ 74%
0.74
50g
1.76oz
369mg
.0130oz
497mg
.0175oz
Wheat granules 60%
0.60
50g
1.76oz
180mg
.0063oz
301mg
.0106oz
Wheat puffed 58%
0.58
50g
1.76oz
204mg
.0071oz
354mg
.0124oz
Wheat shredded 59%
0.59
50g
1.76oz
171mg
.0060oz
289mg
.0101oz
Whey sweet dry 275%
2.75
50g
1.76oz
481mg
.0169oz
175mg
.0061oz
Whipped cream pressurized 217%
2.17
100g
3.52oz
253mg
.0089oz
116mg
.0040oz
Whipping cream heavy 219%
2.19
100g
3.52oz
387mg
.0136oz
177mg
.0062oz
Whipping cream light 219%
2.19
100g
3.52oz
171mg
.0060oz
78mg
.0027oz
Whitefish 154%
1.54
100g
3.52oz
1752mg
.0617oz
1142mg
.0402oz
Wild quail 129%
1.29
200g
7.05oz
3288mg
.1159oz
2558mg
.0902oz
Wild pheasant 143%
1.43
100g
3.52oz
2013mg
.0710oz
1412mg
.0498oz
Yams plant 47%
0.47
100g
3.52oz
44mg
.0015oz
95mg
.0033oz
Yogurt fruit low fat 298%
2.98
100g
3.52oz
356mg
.0125oz
119mg
.0041oz
Yogurt plain 298%
2.98
100g
3.52oz
311mg
.0109oz
104mg
.0036oz
Yogurt plain low fat 295%
2.95
100g
3.52oz
467mg
.0164oz
158mg
.0055oz
Yogurt plain skim 297%
2.97
100g
3.52oz
511mg
.0180oz
172mg
.0060oz
L-lysine vs. L-arginine
in food product
%-Ratio
Lys/Arg
Item Weight
g & oz
L-Lysine amount
mg & oz
L-Arginine amount
mg & oz

 

 

  • oz - ounces net wt.
  • g - grams mass, weight
  • mg - milligrams mass, weight

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