What is an amino acid?
They are the organic compounds that form proteins.
What are essential amino acids?
Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body and must come from the food we eat.
What are the nine essential amino acids and what foods are they in?
Foods with higher concentration of amino acid listed first.
Histidine – beef, turkey, lamb, chicken, pork, bison, catfish, duck, + more
Isoleucine – egg white, soy, turkey, chicken, seaweed, lamb, crab, + more
Leucine – egg white, soy, seaweed, moose, elk, chicken, tuna, + more
Lysine – chicken, turkey, tuna, ling, pike, cod, cusk, sunfish, + more
Methionine – egg white, halibut, orange roughy, elk, chicken, tuna, + more
Phenylalanine – pork, beef, lamb, catfish, turkey, veal, trout, salmon, + more
Threonine – watercress, seaweed, moose, turkey, tilapia, buffalo, orange roughy, + more
Tryptophan – sea lion, elk, seaweed, soy, spinach, egg white, seasame seeds, crab + more
Valine – egg white, elk, seaweed, soy, watercress, turkey, moose, tuna, + more