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What Is Hydroxyproline & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Hydroxyproline is a non-essential amino acid that is a derivative from the amino acid proline.

Hydroxyproline is found in connective tissue proteins, called collagen. It is also present in plant proteins.

Hydroxyproline In Collagen

Hydroxyproline is a non-essential amino acid.

It is found in collagen and few other extracellular proteins. (source đź——)

Hydroxyproline is present in essentially all tissues. (source đź——)

You can find some benefits of consuming hydroxyproline in Hydroxyproline: 2 Research-Backed Benefits .

Foods You Can Find Hydroxyproline In

You find Hydroxyproline mostly in poultry, fast food, and pork products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Turkey Skin
  • Whole Turkey
  • Fried Chicken
  • Cured Bacon

Foods That Contain Hydroxyproline In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most Hydroxyproline we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Hydroxyproline.

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co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.