Lysine and Arginine ratio in foods

Lysine and Arginine ratio in foods is an extremely important marker that allows to tailor a diet to a specific balance to achieve a desired effect in viral control, cardiovascular health, and brain health. It is important to remember that an abnormal shift in lysine and arginine ratio will result in developing of abnormal health conditions. Do not completely avoid foods with arginine for example of your goal is to reduce a viral load, as an excess lysine consumption can rapidly damage pancreatic health.

Vegetables

Lysine and arginine content is based on 200-calorie serving. Note that potassium rich vegetables such as spinach, red/sweet potatoes, kale and asparagus for example can raise intracellular calcium and trigger herpes reactivation.
NameLysine [mg]Arginine [mg]Ratio
Lettuce, iceberg, raw3432141.602
Tomatoes, red, ripe, canned2691691.591
Peppers, sweet, green, sauteed57381.500
Turnips, raw2571731.485
Parsley, raw10066781.483
Soybeans, mature seeds, sprouted, cooked146610061.457
Tomatoes, orange, raw5253621.450
Gourd, white-flowered (calabash), cooked2671871.427
Bamboo shoots, canned9376741.390
Beets, raw2701951.384
Bamboo shoots, raw9937191.381
Mushrooms, white, raw9737091.372
Beets, harvard, canned82601.366
Mushrooms, cooked5363931.363
Celery, raw3382501.352
Ginger root, raw1431081.324
Potatoes, baking2832141.320
Squash, summer1821381.318
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw3002331.287
Winged bean leaves, raw6164811.280
Beans, kidney, mature seeds, cooked9567481.278
Potatoes, hashed brown1371081.268
Seaweed, kelp, raw3813021.261
Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, cooked boiled7435931.252
Vinespinach, (basella), raw9057371.227
Seaweed, wakame, raw4984091.217
Beans, snap, green variety, canned5204271.212
Beans, snap, green, frozen, all styles4353651.191
Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw7536351.185
Beans, snap, canned, all styles, seasoned5004291.165
Lentils, sprouted, raw134311531.164
Lentils, sprouted, cooked138211881.163
Cabbage, savoy, raw9698451.146
Nopales, cooked8407331.145
Purslane, raw7136251.145
Dock, raw10469141.144
Asparagus, raw10409101.142
Asparagus, cooked10279001.141
Nopales, raw7376501.133
Potatoes, frozen, french fried1131011.118
Taro leaves, cooked111710001.117
Cauliflower, raw8487601.115
Cauliflower, cooked8617741.112
Cornsalad, raw9628671.109
Potato flour2312101.100
Potato, sweet, cooked61561.089
Lotus root, cooked, boiled1731611.074
Spinach, raw151314091.073
Dock, cooked10509801.071
Kale, raw7887361.070
Amaranth leaves, cooked10399901.049
Beans, pinto, mature seeds, sprouted, raw9649221.045
Corn, sweet, white, canned,2061971.045
Corn, sweet, yellow/white, raw3193051.045
Coleslaw, home-prepared1851791.033
Edamame, frozen, prepared122111871.028
Turnip greens, cooked7407201.027
Endive, raw7417291.016
Beet greens, raw5825731.015
Hyacinth-beans, immature seeds, cooked8128041.009
Pumpkin pie mix, canned1131121.008
Succotash, (corn and limas), cooked5355331.003
Succotash, (corn and limas), raw5965941.003
Leeks, cooked2712711.000
Peppers, sweet, red, raw2322321.000
Peppers, sweet, red, sauteed56561.000
Pickles, cucumber, sweet68681.000
Pumpkin, raw4154151.000
Potatoes, red2422421.000
Lima beans, immature seeds, cooked7327410.987
Lima beans, immature seeds, canned7557660.985
Broccoli, flower clusters, raw100710360.972
Okra, raw5235420.964
Peppers, jalapeno, canned3113260.953
Carrots, baby, raw1892000.945
Peppers, chili, green, canned3053240.941
Cowpeas (blackeyes), immature seeds, frozen, cooked8469010.938
Yardlong bean, raw7838340.938
Yardlong bean, cooked7067530.937
Yardlong bean, cooked7067530.937
Collards, raw7808330.936
Collards, cooked7778310.935
Peppers, sweet, green, red, cooked2933140.933
Peppers, hot chile, sun-dried2913140.926
Pimento, canned4264610.924
Peppers, hungarian, raw2482690.921
Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw3263560.915
Mushrooms, portabella, raw4775230.912
Cowpeas (Blackeyes), immature seeds, cooked4314810.896
Watercress, raw243627270.893
Vegetables, mixed, canned4725330.885
Radishes, oriental, dried2903370.860
Eggplant, cooked, boiled2232630.847
Chard, swiss, raw104212320.845
Beans, mung, mature seeds, sprouted, canned141716830.841
Cabbage, savoy, cooked7088500.832
Cabbage, common (danish, domestic, and pointed types), freshly harvest, raw4755750.826
Eggplant, raw3924750.825
Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked101012810.788
Seaweed, laver, raw126816280.778
Brussels sprouts, cooked,6458500.758
Brussels sprouts, raw7169440.758
Peas and carrots, frozen7289700.750
Seaweed, spirulina, raw240032850.730
Pickle relish, sweet25350.714
Yambean (jicama), cooked, raw1371950.702
Mushroom, oyster, raw5868460.692
Shallots, freeze-dried3535110.690
Chives, raw108715800.687
Broccoli, raw76411240.679
Squash, winter1422130.666
Pickles, cucumber, sour2543820.664
Cucumber, with peel, raw3875870.659
Taro, raw1201840.652
Pickles, cucumber, sweet, low sodium25390.641
Burdock root, raw1862920.636
Mustard greens, raw94615150.624
Cabbage, red, raw3165360.589
Cabbage, raw3526000.586
Sauerkraut, canned3265580.584
Cabbage, cooked3746430.581
Kohlrabi, raw4157780.533
Kohlrabi, cooked4077660.531
Chicory, witloof, raw4127760.530
Mushrooms, shiitake, cooked1683180.528
Potatoes, yams881900.466
Yam, raw1002150.465
Mountain yam, hawaii, raw1553340.464
Onion rings, breaded, par fried691490.463
Garlic, raw3668510.430
Onions, raw1955200.375
Onions, yellow, sauteed581550.374
Cassava, raw551710.321
Rutabagas, raw2178220.263
Onions, sweet, raw2068110.254

Spices and Herbs

Lysine and arginine content is based on 200-calorie serving
NameLysine [mg]Arginine [mg]Ratio
Dill weed, fresh11446601.733
Rosemary, fresh2181341.626
Spices, cinnamon, ground1971341.470
Spices, ginger, ground1721301.323
Spices, fennel seed4393941.114
Mustard, prepared, yellow8187791.050
Basil, fresh95610170.940
Spearmint, dried6026440.934
Spearmint, fresh6416860.934
Spices, basil, dried4925270.933
Peppermint, fresh4604940.931
Spices, mustard seed, yellow6487460.868
Spices, caraway seed6197520.823
Spices, dill seed6818280.822
Spices, fenugreek seed104315260.683
Spices, poppy seed3637410.489
Spices, onion powder2697710.348
Spices, garlic powder34810090.344

Nuts and Seeds

Lysine and arginine content is based on 200-calorie Nuts and Seeds serving
NameLysine [mg]Arginine [mg]Ratio
Breadfruit seeds5975171.154
Chestnuts981180.830
Beechnuts981180.830
Acorns1982450.808
Lotus seeds5937600.780
Pumpkin seed kernels67814910.655
Squash seed kernels95714710.650
Pistachio nuts4137280.567
Ginkgo nuts2264620.489
Breadnuttree seeds2405060.474
Chia seeds3748090.462
Flaxseed3237210.447
Cashew nuts3367680.437
Sunflower seed kernels2295870.390
Cottonseed kernels65417400.375
Almond butter1595960.266
Pilinuts-canarytree1034220.244
Pecans833410.243
Sesame seeds1999180.216
Walnuts, black23111710.197
Hazelnuts1226440.189
Walnuts, English1306970.186
Macadamia nuts53910.012

Fruits

Lysine and arginine content is based on 200-calorie raw fruit serving. Note that potassium rich fruits such as bananas, dried apricots, prunes, dates, figs, avocados, kiwis and tomatoes can raise intracellular calcium and trigger herpes reactivation.
NameLysine [mg]Arginine [mg]Ratio
Carambola, (starfruit)4971353.681
Papayas128512.509
Sapodilla94412.292
Mangos126582.172
Apples without skin54252.160
Apricots4041872.160
Apples with skin46232.000
Crabapples66341.941
Pears, asian81431.883
Plums70391.794
Cherries, sweet102571.789
Nectarines73411.780
Figs81461.760
Pears59341.735
Peaches154921.673
Loquats98601.633
Avocados Florida2451651.484
Avocados California1541041.480
Pineapple104761.368
Prunes42311.354
Persimmons, japanese94711.323
Persimmons, native71541.314
Longans1531171.307
Melons, Honeydew100781.282
Watermelon4133931.204
Guavas, common2121911.109
Guavas, strawberry46431.069
Lime juice1281201.066
Melons, cantaloupe1771711.035
Bananas1121101.018
Strawberries1621750.925
Dates, medjool39430.906
Kiwi fruit, (chinese gooseberries)2002660.751
Cranberries1702440.725
Oranges, all varieties2002770.722
Oranges, Florida1522130.708
Plantains981770.553
Elderberries711290.550
Tangerines, (mandarin oranges)1212570.470
Blueberries461300.353
Grapes, american type (slip skin)421370.306
Grapefruit653030.214
Grapes, red or green783770.206
Raisins, seedless562760.202

Grains & Pasta

Lysine and arginine content is based on 200-calorie grains and pasta serving
NameLysine [mg]Arginine [mg]Ratio
Wheat germ81610370.786
Rye flour1842400.766
Wheat flour, white1301710.760
Barley1371840.744
Teff2052820.726
Noodles, egg1992780.715
Quinoa3985670.701
Buckwheat3925730.684
Macaroni1612560.628
Spaghetti1612560.628
Kamut2474130.598
Spelt2424070.594
Oat bran61810400.594
Bulgur2053470.590
Pasta, corn1172080.562
Millet1122020.554
Rice, wild3376100.552
Wheat bran55510060.551
Oatmeal (200g)661200.550
Triticale2173990.543
Noodles, japanese, somen1182260.522
Noodles, chinese, chow mein611170.521
Couscous1302500.520
Rice, brown1643250.504
Cornstarch360.500
Rice, white1232720.452
Cornmeal581320.439
Rice noodles, cooked611390.438
Tapioca3110.272