Branched chain amino acids in food

Below is the content (mg / 100 grams of edible product) in branched amino acids (BCAA) of some of the most common animal and vegetable foods


FOOD (100 grams) PROTEIN (g) VALINE (mg) ISOLEUCINE (mg) LEUCINE (mg) Rusks 11,3 540 427 830 Bread type 00 8,6 375 337 621 Semolina pasta 10,9 544 455 834 Dried chickpeas 20,9 966 892 1609 Dried beans 23,6 1085 990 1799 Fresh peas 5,5 226 201 342 Bovine 19,0 1018 933 1566 Veal 19,0 1018 933 1566 Pig 21,3 1218 1139 1741 Chicken breast 23,3 1384 1153 1955 Bresaola 32,0 1687 1608 2651 Dried ham 26,9 1416 1392 2234 Liver 20,0 1292 1070 1886 Cod 17,0 910 816 1484 Mackerel 17,0 1357 957 1636 Sole 16,9 903 817 1336 Tuna oil 25,2 1392 1198 2029 Trout 14,7 784 666 1028 Caciotta 21,1 1140 920 1720 Growth 16,1 820 630 1250 Mozzarella cheese 18,7 1360 1280 2880 Parmesan 33,5 1800 1421 2450 Sheep ricotta. 9,5 575 484 1021 Whole yogurt 3,8 210 160 300 Whole egg 12,4 823 657 1041 Royal jelly 10,0 390 500 770 From the National Institute of Nutrition, Food Composition Tables.

Source: Italian Society of Human Nutrition


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