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.

Name
Lysine [mg]
Arginine [mg]
Ratio
Lettuce, iceberg, raw 343 214 1.602
Tomatoes, red, ripe, canned 269 169 1.591
Peppers, sweet, green, sauteed 57 38 1.500
Turnips, raw 257 173 1.485
Parsley, raw 1006 678 1.483
Soybeans, mature seeds, sprouted, cooked 1466 1006 1.457
Tomatoes, orange, raw 525 362 1.450
Gourd, white-flowered (calabash), cooked 267 187 1.427
Bamboo shoots, canned 937 674 1.390
Beets, raw 270 195 1.384
Bamboo shoots, raw 993 719 1.381
Mushrooms, white, raw 973 709 1.372
Beets, harvard, canned 82 60 1.366
Mushrooms, cooked 536 393 1.363
Celery, raw 338 250 1.352
Ginger root, raw 143 108 1.324
Potatoes, baking 283 214 1.320
Squash, summer 182 138 1.318
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw 300 233 1.287
Winged bean leaves, raw 616 481 1.280
Beans, kidney, mature seeds, cooked 956 748 1.278
Potatoes, hashed brown 137 108 1.268
Seaweed, kelp, raw 381 302 1.261
Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, cooked boiled 743 593 1.252
Vinespinach, (basella), raw 905 737 1.227
Seaweed, wakame, raw 498 409 1.217
Beans, snap, green variety, canned 520 427 1.212
Beans, snap, green, frozen, all styles 435 365 1.191
Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw 753 635 1.185
Beans, snap, canned, all styles, seasoned 500 429 1.165
Lentils, sprouted, raw 1343 1153 1.164
Lentils, sprouted, cooked 1382 1188 1.163
Cabbage, savoy, raw 969 845 1.146
Nopales, cooked 840 733 1.145
Purslane, raw 713 625 1.145
Dock, raw 1046 914 1.144
Asparagus, raw 1040 910 1.142
Asparagus, cooked 1027 900 1.141
Nopales, raw 737 650 1.133
Potatoes, frozen, french fried 113 101 1.118
Taro leaves, cooked 1117 1000 1.117
Cauliflower, raw 848 760 1.115
Cauliflower, cooked 861 774 1.112
Cornsalad, raw 962 867 1.109
Potato flour 231 210 1.100
Potato, sweet, cooked 61 56 1.089
Lotus root, cooked, boiled 173 161 1.074
Spinach, raw 1513 1409 1.073
Dock, cooked 1050 980 1.071
Kale, raw 788 736 1.070
Amaranth leaves, cooked 1039 990 1.049
Beans, pinto, mature seeds, sprouted, raw 964 922 1.045
Corn, sweet, white, canned, 206 197 1.045
Corn, sweet, yellow/white, raw 319 305 1.045
Coleslaw, home-prepared 185 179 1.033
Edamame, frozen, prepared 1221 1187 1.028
Turnip greens, cooked 740 720 1.027
Endive, raw 741 729 1.016
Beet greens, raw 582 573 1.015
Hyacinth-beans, immature seeds, cooked 812 804 1.009
Pumpkin pie mix, canned 113 112 1.008
Succotash, (corn and limas), cooked 535 533 1.003
Succotash, (corn and limas), raw 596 594 1.003
Leeks, cooked 271 271 1.000
Peppers, sweet, red, raw 232 232 1.000
Peppers, sweet, red, sauteed 56 56 1.000
Pickles, cucumber, sweet 68 68 1.000
Pumpkin, raw 415 415 1.000
Potatoes, red 242 242 1.000
Lima beans, immature seeds, cooked 732 741 0.987
Lima beans, immature seeds, canned 755 766 0.985
Broccoli, flower clusters, raw 1007 1036 0.972
Okra, raw 523 542 0.964
Peppers, jalapeno, canned 311 326 0.953
Carrots, baby, raw 189 200 0.945
Peppers, chili, green, canned 305 324 0.941
Cowpeas (blackeyes), immature seeds, frozen, cooked 846 901 0.938
Yardlong bean, raw 783 834 0.938
Yardlong bean, cooked 706 753 0.937
Yardlong bean, cooked 706 753 0.937
Collards, raw 780 833 0.936
Collards, cooked 777 831 0.935
Peppers, sweet, green, red, cooked 293 314 0.933
Peppers, hot chile, sun-dried 291 314 0.926
Pimento, canned 426 461 0.924
Peppers, hungarian, raw 248 269 0.921
Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw 326 356 0.915
Mushrooms, portabella, raw 477 523 0.912
Cowpeas (Blackeyes), immature seeds, cooked 431 481 0.896
Watercress, raw 2436 2727 0.893
Vegetables, mixed, canned 472 533 0.885
Radishes, oriental, dried 290 337 0.860
Eggplant, cooked, boiled 223 263 0.847
Chard, swiss, raw 1042 1232 0.845
Beans, mung, mature seeds, sprouted, canned 1417 1683 0.841
Cabbage, savoy, cooked 708 850 0.832
Cabbage, common (danish, domestic, and pointed types), freshly harvest, raw 475 575 0.826
Eggplant, raw 392 475 0.825
Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked 1010 1281 0.788
Seaweed, laver, raw 1268 1628 0.778
Brussels sprouts, cooked, 645 850 0.758
Brussels sprouts, raw 716 944 0.758
Peas and carrots, frozen 728 970 0.750
Seaweed, spirulina, raw 2400 3285 0.730
Pickle relish, sweet 25 35 0.714
Yambean (jicama), cooked, raw 137 195 0.702
Mushroom, oyster, raw 586 846 0.692
Shallots, freeze-dried 353 511 0.690
Chives, raw 1087 1580 0.687
Broccoli, raw 764 1124 0.679
Squash, winter 142 213 0.666
Pickles, cucumber, sour 254 382 0.664
Cucumber, with peel, raw 387 587 0.659
Taro, raw 120 184 0.652
Pickles, cucumber, sweet, low sodium 25 39 0.641
Burdock root, raw 186 292 0.636
Mustard greens, raw 946 1515 0.624
Cabbage, red, raw 316 536 0.589
Cabbage, raw 352 600 0.586
Sauerkraut, canned 326 558 0.584
Cabbage, cooked 374 643 0.581
Kohlrabi, raw 415 778 0.533
Kohlrabi, cooked 407 766 0.531
Chicory, witloof, raw 412 776 0.530
Mushrooms, shiitake, cooked 168 318 0.528
Potatoes, yams 88 190 0.466
Yam, raw 100 215 0.465
Mountain yam, hawaii, raw 155 334 0.464
Onion rings, breaded, par fried 69 149 0.463
Garlic, raw 366 851 0.430
Onions, raw 195 520 0.375
Onions, yellow, sauteed 58 155 0.374
Cassava, raw 55 171 0.321
Rutabagas, raw 217 822 0.263
Onions, sweet, raw 206 811 0.254

Spices and Herbs

Lysine and arginine content is based on 200-calorie serving

Name
Lysine [mg]
Arginine [mg]
Ratio
Dill weed, fresh 1144 660 1.733
Rosemary, fresh 218 134 1.626
Spices, cinnamon, ground 197 134 1.470
Spices, ginger, ground 172 130 1.323
Spices, fennel seed 439 394 1.114
Mustard, prepared, yellow 818 779 1.050
Basil, fresh 956 1017 0.940
Spearmint, dried 602 644 0.934
Spearmint, fresh 641 686 0.934
Spices, basil, dried 492 527 0.933
Peppermint, fresh 460 494 0.931
Spices, mustard seed, yellow 648 746 0.868
Spices, caraway seed 619 752 0.823
Spices, dill seed 681 828 0.822
Spices, fenugreek seed 1043 1526 0.683
Spices, poppy seed 363 741 0.489
Spices, onion powder 269 771 0.348
Spices, garlic powder 348 1009 0.344


Nuts and Seeds

Lysine and arginine content is based on 200-calorie Nuts and Seeds serving

Name
Lysine [mg]
Arginine [mg]
Ratio
Breadfruit seeds 597 517 1.154
Chestnuts 98 118 0.830
Beechnuts 98 118 0.830
Acorns 198 245 0.808
Lotus seeds 593 760 0.780
Pumpkin seed kernels 678 1491 0.655
Squash seed kernels 957 1471 0.650
Pistachio nuts 413 728 0.567
Ginkgo nuts 226 462 0.489
Breadnuttree seeds 240 506 0.474
Chia seeds 374 809 0.462
Flaxseed 323 721 0.447
Cashew nuts 336 768 0.437
Sunflower seed kernels 229 587 0.390
Cottonseed kernels 654 1740 0.375
Almond butter 159 596 0.266
Pilinuts-canarytree 103 422 0.244
Pecans 83 341 0.243
Sesame seeds 199 918 0.216
Walnuts, black 231 1171 0.197
Hazelnuts 122 644 0.189
Walnuts, English 130 697 0.186
Macadamia nuts 5 391 0.012


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.

Name
Lysine [mg]
Arginine [mg]
Ratio
Carambola, (starfruit) 497 135 3.681
Papayas 128 51 2.509
Sapodilla 94 41 2.292
Mangos 126 58 2.172
Apples without skin 54 25 2.160
Apricots 404 187 2.160
Apples with skin 46 23 2.000
Crabapples 66 34 1.941
Pears, asian 81 43 1.883
Plums 70 39 1.794
Cherries, sweet 102 57 1.789
Nectarines 73 41 1.780
Figs 81 46 1.760
Pears 59 34 1.735
Peaches 154 92 1.673
Loquats 98 60 1.633
Avocados Florida 245 165 1.484
Avocados California 154 104 1.480
Pineapple 104 76 1.368
Prunes 42 31 1.354
Persimmons, japanese 94 71 1.323
Persimmons, native 71 54 1.314
Longans 153 117 1.307
Melons, Honeydew 100 78 1.282
Watermelon 413 393 1.204
Guavas, common 212 191 1.109
Guavas, strawberry 46 43 1.069
Lime juice 128 120 1.066
Melons, cantaloupe 177 171 1.035
Bananas 112 110 1.018
Strawberries 162 175 0.925
Dates, medjool 39 43 0.906
Kiwi fruit, (chinese gooseberries) 200 266 0.751
Cranberries 170 244 0.725
Oranges, all varieties 200 277 0.722
Oranges, Florida 152 213 0.708
Plantains 98 177 0.553
Elderberries 71 129 0.550
Tangerines, (mandarin oranges) 121 257 0.470
Blueberries 46 130 0.353
Grapes, american type (slip skin) 42 137 0.306
Grapefruit 65 303 0.214
Grapes, red or green 78 377 0.206
Raisins, seedless 56 276 0.202


Grains & Pasta

Lysine and arginine content is based on 200-calorie grains and pasta serving

Name
Lysine [mg]
Arginine [mg]
Ratio
Wheat germ 816 1037 0.786
Rye flour 184 240 0.766
Wheat flour, white 130 171 0.760
Barley 137 184 0.744
Teff 205 282 0.726
Noodles, egg 199 278 0.715
Quinoa 398 567 0.701
Buckwheat 392 573 0.684
Macaroni 161 256 0.628
Spaghetti 161 256 0.628
Kamut 247 413 0.598
Spelt 242 407 0.594
Oat bran 618 1040 0.594
Bulgur 205 347 0.590
Pasta, corn 117 208 0.562
Millet 112 202 0.554
Rice, wild 337 610 0.552
Wheat bran 555 1006 0.551
Oatmeal (200g) 66 120 0.550
Triticale 217 399 0.543
Noodles, japanese, somen 118 226 0.522
Noodles, chinese, chow mein 61 117 0.521
Couscous 130 250 0.520
Rice, brown 164 325 0.504
Cornstarch 3 6 0.500
Rice, white 123 272 0.452
Cornmeal 58 132 0.439
Rice noodles, cooked 61 139 0.438
Tapioca 3 11 0.272

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