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

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Methionine is an essential amino acid.

Together with cysteine, methionine is one of two sulfur-containing proteinogenic amino acids.

Essential means that the body cannot synthesize it, and therefore must be ingested through our diet.

Methionine Is A Antioxidant

Methionine is one of nine essential amino acids in humans. It cannot be synthesized in the body, and therefore needs to be provided by our diet. (source )

Methionine is indispensable to humans and works as an antioxidant. (source )

You can find more benefits about methionine in Methionine: 4 Research-Backed Benefits & One Side-Effect .

Carefully Cook Foods Containing Methionine

Cooking foods at high temperatures can decrease methionine bioavailability. Due to oxidation. (source )

Too Much Methionine Can Be Toxic

At very high levels of intake, methionine does the evidence point to toxicity.

It can cause cardiovascular damage. (source )

Foods You Can Find Methionine In

You find Methionine mostly in eggs, seafood, american indian and alaska native food, and nuts and seeds.

Examples of food sources include

  • Egg White
  • Atlantic Cod
  • Whitefish
  • Bearded Seal
  • Sesame Flour
  • Whole Egg

Foods That Contain Methionine In Our Nutrition Tool

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

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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.