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13 Foods With Cysteine - Care Omnia Nutrition

Image of Raw Egg Yolk (Fresh) that contains cysteine
Egg Yolk contains cysteine

Cysteine is a non-essential amino acid but can, in rare cases, be semi-essential.

Cysteine is not a building block of proteins, like most other amino acids, but is instead used in the body for a variety of purposes.

You can find cysteine in food sources like:

You can find a more detailed list of foods that contain cysteine below.

Want to learn more about cysteine?

Then we recommend you check out our article named What Is Cysteine & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Ranked List Of 13 Foods With Cysteine

Below you'll find a list of the top 13 foods that contain cysteine. It's ranked from the food with the most amount to the food with the least amount.

For ease of use, we've grouped together all foods that share the same rank.

By clicking on a food you'll get a list of all the nutrient content of that food.

13 Foods Ranked 1 - 12 With Cysteine

Click on a food to explore all of the nutrients it contains.

RankFoods with Cysteineper 100gper Oz
1 g286.3 mg
765 mg216.9 mg
3425 mg120.5 mg
4407 mg115.4 mg
5385 mg109.1 mg
(Breakfast Links, Mild)
190 mg53.9 mg
(Cheese, Whole Milk)
180 mg51 mg
8170 mg48.2 mg
(With Added Calcium, Vitamins A & D, All Flavors)
58 mg16.4 mg
10Two foods with the same rank/nutrient values38 mg10.8 mg
(With Added Vitamin A & Vitamin D, Fluid, Fat Free Or Skim)
(With Added Vitamin D, 3.25% Milkfat)
(With Added Vitamin A & Vitamin D, Fluid, 1% Milkfat)
36 mg10.2 mg
(With Added Vitamin A & Vitamin D, Fluid, Reduced Fat, 2% Milkfat)
35 mg9.9 mg
fig 1. Foods with cysteine rank 1 to 12

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