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

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Threonine is an essential amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

Threonine is an important residue of many proteins, such as tooth enamel, collagen, and elastin.

In plants and microorganisms, threonine is synthesized from aspartic acid.

Threonine Is Essential

Threonine is an essential amino acid. It’s highly concentrated in human plasma, especially in newborns.(source )

There have been attempts to produce plants containing elevated concentrations of threonine and other essential amino acids, with varied outcomes. (source )

Uses Of Threonine

Threonine is commonly used in the feed of livestock.

But also in pharmaceutics, and cosmetics. (source )

Adding threonine in the animal feed has led to better livestock growth and improved efficiency, as well as lowering waste. (source )

Foods You Can Find Threonine In

You find Threonine mostly in dairy and egg, american indian and alaska native food, legume, and vegetable products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Egg White
  • Bearded Seal
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Spirulina
  • Atlantic Cod
  • Beluga Whale Meat

Foods That Contain Threonine In Our Nutrition Tool

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

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

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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.