Welcome to the list of the top 13 fish and shellfish highest in lysine content. Where the amount of lysine ranges from 2.93 g to 1.258 g per 100g. The top fish and shellfish is Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat with the highest lysine content, which in 100g contains 2.93 g of lysine.

Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat has a nutritional value score of 16 out of 100.



Other important and lysine related nutrients are Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this 100g serving for Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat, which is the top of the fish and shellfish list for lysine content in your diet, the amount of Calories is 275 kcal (14% RDA), the amount of Protein is 47.68 g (85% RDA), the amount of Fat is 0.8 g (1% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 15.52 g (12% RDA). The nutritional content and facts for 100g, which includes Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate is shown in the bar chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance along with the lysine content in Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat from the list of fish and shellfish.

lysine and nutrition facts in fish and shellfish per 100g



Top Twenty List - Highest lysine Content per 100g

Below is a basic list for lysine in fish and shellfish for the top 20 fish and shellfish. A more comprehensive list for the top items can be found at the bottom of the page along with different servings.

1. Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat 2.93g
2. Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist heat 2.427g
3. Mollusks, octopus, common, cooked, moist heat 2.228g
4. Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat 1.909g
5. Mollusks, clam, mixed species, canned, drained solids 1.855g
6. Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat 1.779g
7. Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, raw 1.465g
8. Mollusks, abalone, mixed species, cooked, fried 1.433g
9. Mollusks, oyster, Pacific, cooked, moist heat 1.412g
10. Mollusks, squid, mixed species, cooked, fried 1.31g
11. Mollusks, scallop, mixed species, cooked, breaded and fried 1.28g
12. Mollusks, abalone, mixed species, raw 1.278g
13. Mollusks, scallop, (bay and sea), cooked, steamed 1.258g

Highest Amount of lysine per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high lysine foods in your diet. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the lysine nutritional content.

The food with the highest lysine content per typical serving is Mollusks, clam, mixed species, canned, drained solids which contains 2.97 g in 1 cup (or 160 g). For this serving the Calories content is 227.2 kcal (11% RDA), the Protein content is 38.8 g (69% RDA), the Fat content is 2.54 g (4% RDA) and the Carbohydrate content is 9.44 g (7% RDA).

Grams of lysine in fish and shellfish (per 100g)

The list below gives the total lysine content in the top 13 items from the general description 'fish and shellfish' each of which show the lysine amount as well as Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 13 food items are shown in the graph below, to give a quick and easy dietary comparison for the different items, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page with a nutritional summary.

fish and shellfish lysine per 100g

The level of lysine can be affected by the method of storage for example canned or frozen and also by the method of preparation for example either raw, cooked or fried. The number of food items classified as canned is 1 item. The highest amount of lysine from the 1 canned items is in Mollusks, clam, mixed species, canned, drained solids where the level is 1.855 g per 100g.The total food items which are raw is 2 items. The highest amount of lysine from the 2 raw items is in Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, raw where the content is 1.465 g per 100g. The number of food items which are cooked are 10 items. The highest amount of lysine from the 10 cooked items is in Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat where the amount is 2.93 g per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked fish and shellfish shows that cooking can change the levels of lysine by 1.465 g in a 100g serving.

Nutritional Information Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing lysine which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutritional information and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of foods high in lysine.


List of Fish and shellfish High in lysine Content per 100g

1. Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat - Lysine
2.93 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 16 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
2.93 g 275(14%)15.52(12%)0.8(1%)47.68(85%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
2.49 g233.75 kcal(12%)13.19 g(10%)0.68 g(1%)40.53 g(72%)
2. Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist heat - Lysine
2.427 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 18 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
2.427 g 158(8%)1.64(1%)1.4(2%)32.48(58%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
2.06 g134.3 kcal(7%)1.39 g(1%)1.19 g(2%)27.61 g(49%)
3. Mollusks, octopus, common, cooked, moist heat - Lysine
2.228 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 18 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
2.228 g 164(8%)4.4(3%)2.08(3%)29.82(53%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.89 g139.4 kcal(7%)3.74 g(3%)1.77 g(3%)25.35 g(45%)
4. Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat - Lysine
1.909 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 18 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.909 g 148(7%)5.13(4%)1.95(3%)25.55(46%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.62 g125.8 kcal(6%)4.36 g(3%)1.66 g(3%)21.72 g(39%)
Other Serving Size : 20 small (or 190g):
3.63 g281.2 kcal(14%)9.75 g(8%)3.71 g(6%)48.55 g(87%)
5. Mollusks, clam, mixed species, canned, drained solids - Lysine
1.855 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 16 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.855 g 142(7%)5.9(5%)1.59(2%)24.25(43%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 cup (or 160g):
2.97 g227.2 kcal(11%)9.44 g(7%)2.54 g(4%)38.8 g(69%)
Other Serving Size : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.58 g120.7 kcal(6%)5.02 g(4%)1.35 g(2%)20.61 g(37%)
6. Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat - Lysine
1.779 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 16 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.779 g 172(9%)7.39(6%)4.48(7%)23.8(43%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.51 g146.2 kcal(7%)6.28 g(5%)3.81 g(6%)20.23 g(36%)
7. Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, raw - Lysine
1.465 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 17 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.465 g 137(7%)7.76(6%)0.4(1%)23.84(43%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.25 g116.45 kcal(6%)6.6 g(5%)0.34 g(1%)20.26 g(36%)
8. Mollusks, abalone, mixed species, cooked, fried - Lysine
1.433 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 15 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.433 g 189(9%)11.05(9%)6.78(10%)19.63(35%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.22 g160.65 kcal(8%)9.39 g(7%)5.76 g(9%)16.69 g(30%)
9. Mollusks, oyster, Pacific, cooked, moist heat - Lysine
1.412 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 17 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.412 g 163(8%)9.9(8%)4.6(7%)18.9(34%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 medium (or 25g):
0.35 g40.75 kcal(2%)2.48 g(2%)1.15 g(2%)4.73 g(8%)
Other Serving Size : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.2 g138.55 kcal(7%)8.42 g(6%)3.91 g(6%)16.07 g(29%)
10. Mollusks, squid, mixed species, cooked, fried - Lysine
1.31 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 15 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.31 g 175(9%)7.79(6%)7.48(12%)17.94(32%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.11 g148.75 kcal(7%)6.62 g(5%)6.36 g(10%)15.25 g(27%)
11. Mollusks, scallop, mixed species, cooked, breaded and fried - Lysine
1.28 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 14 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.28 g 216(11%)10.13(8%)10.94(17%)18.07(32%)
Typical Serving Amount : 2 large (or 31g):
0.4 g66.96 kcal(3%)3.14 g(2%)3.39 g(5%)5.6 g(10%)
12. Mollusks, abalone, mixed species, raw - Lysine
1.278 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 17 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.278 g 105(5%)6.01(5%)0.76(1%)17.1(31%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.09 g89.25 kcal(4%)5.11 g(4%)0.65 g(1%)14.54 g(26%)
13. Mollusks, scallop, (bay and sea), cooked, steamed - Lysine
1.258 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 15 / 100    Food Category - Finfish and Shellfish Products
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.258 g 111(6%)5.41(4%)0.84(1%)20.54(37%)
Typical Serving Amount : 3 oz (or 85g):
1.07 g94.35 kcal(5%)4.6 g(4%)0.71 g(1%)17.46 g(31%)






lysine and Nutritional Values - Top 221 Foods

Vegetables

leeks, turnip greens, swiss chard, mustard greens, yams, fennel, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, green beans, brussel sprouts, cabbage, sweet potato, a potato, carrots, lettuce, iceberg lettuce, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, celery, salad, mushrooms, potatoes, baked potato, onions, asparagus, pumpkin, radishes, taro, turnips, okra, rhubarb, sweet corn, cowpeas, seaweed, broadbeans

Fruits

a banana, an apple, an orange, a peach, apricots, butternut squash, lemon, grapes, watermelon, strawberries, green grapes, kiwi, blueberries, zucchini, figs, honeydew, eggplant, dates, olives, a pear, coconut, cranberries, pomegranate, a mango, pineapple, cherries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, tangerine, nectarines, raisins, plums, tomatoes, chili peppers, chilis, peppers, avocado, cucumber, summer squash, winter squash, papaya, prunes, fruit salad, persimmons

Seafood

salmon, cod, sardines, shrimp, tuna, fish, tuna salad, halibut, sea bass, scallops, crab, lobster, oysters, herring, haddock, halibut, mackerel, pike, pollock, trout

Drinks

coffee, apple juice, cranberry juice, red wine, skim milk, white wine, wine, milk, beer, alcohol, coke, soy milk, whole milk, prune juice, tea, a shake, coconut milk, orange juice, energy drinks, soft drinks, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lemonade

Nuts and Seeds

chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, nuts, almonds, sesame seeds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, chestnuts, coconut meat, ginkgo nuts, mixed nuts, macadamia nuts

Beans and Lentils

soybeans, pinto beans, kidney beans, lentils, black beans, lima beans, navy beans, beets, beans, garbanzo beans, baked beans

Meat

beef, steak, deer, bacon, chicken, fried chicken, turkey, turkey breast, chicken breast, meatloaf, ham, lamb, sausages, chicken light meat, chicken dark meat, chicken leg, fried chicken, roasted chicken, chicken thigh, chicken wings, duck, goose, pheasant, quail, pigeon, turkey light meat, turkey dark meat, turkey breast, turkey leg, turkey wing, emu, ostrich, frankfurter, pate, pork sausage, salami, bratwurst, pork loin, ground pork, lamb shank, veal, bison, beef liver, beef ribs

Fast Foods

french fries, pizza, a slice of pizza, hot dog, hamburger, a cheeseburger, a big mac

Dairy and Cheese

ricotta, yogurt, cottage cheese, an egg, egg whites, goats cheese, cheddar, cheddar cheese, cheese, hard boiled egg, feta cheese, mozzarella, low fat yogurt

Bread, Rice, Grains and Pasta

rye, millet, flaxseed, barley, buckwheat, whole wheat bread, a bagel, white bread, bread, quinoa, corn, spaghetti, rice, pasta, brown rice, white rice, cooked egg, mexican cheese, fruit yogurt

Spreads, Sauces and Herbs

hummus, mayonnaise, butter, peanut butter, soy sauce, thyme, basil, rosemary, pepper, coriander, dill, parsley, spices, chili sauce

Sweets, Desserts and Snacks

popcorn, chips, nachos, a granola bar, saltine crackers, cheesecake, jello, ice cream, doughnuts, chocolate, puddings, frozen yogurt, a snickers bar, croissants, danish pastry, english muffins, blueberry muffins, pie, pop tarts, coffeecake, crackers, potato chips, rice cakes, tortilla chips, fudge, puddings, syrups, dark chocolate, sundae, pretzels, pop tarts

Breakfast Cereal

granola, cheerios, oatmeal, kelloggs cereals, general mills cereals

Miscellaneous

spirulina, honey, sugar, brown sugar, tofu, olive oil, garlic, tempeh, oats, salad dressing, tomato soup, mushroom soup, chicken soup, vegetable soup, infant formula, cooking oil, shortening, fish oil, soybean oil, soy protein, gravy, raisins, currants, balsam pear, succotash, macaroni, egg noodles, japanese noodles, macaroni and cheese, burrito