Welcome to the list of the top 20 spices and herbs highest in lysine content. Where the amount of lysine ranges from 1.844 g to 0 g per 100g. The top spices and herb is Spices, mustard seed, ground with the highest lysine content, which in 100g contains 1.844 g of lysine.

Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Spices, mustard seed, ground has a nutritional value score of 17 out of 100.





Other important and lysine related nutrients are Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this 100g serving for Spices, mustard seed, ground, which is the top of the spices and herbs list for lysine content in your diet, the amount of Calories is 508 kcal (25% RDA), the amount of Protein is 26.08 g (47% RDA), the amount of Fat is 36.24 g (56% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 28.09 g (22% 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 Spices, mustard seed, ground from the list of spices and herbs.

lysine and nutrition facts in spices and herbs per 100g

Top Twenty List - Highest lysine Content per 100g

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

1. Spices, mustard seed, ground 1.844g
2. Spices, fenugreek seed 1.684g
3. Spices, dill seed 1.038g
4. Spices, caraway seed 1.031g
5. Spices, poppy seed 0.952g
6. Spices, fennel seed 0.758g
7. Spices, paprika 0.69g
8. Spices, cloves, ground 0.37g
9. Mustard, prepared, yellow 0.274g
10. Dill weed, fresh 0.246g
11. Spices, pepper, black 0.244g
12. Spices, cinnamon, ground 0.243g
13. Spices, ginger, ground 0.241g
14. Peppermint, fresh 0.161g
15. Rosemary, fresh 0.143g
16. Spearmint, fresh 0.141g
17. Thyme, fresh 0.126g
18. Basil, fresh 0.11g
19. Salt, table 0g
20. Vinegar, cider 0g

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 Spices, fenugreek seed which contains 0.19 g in 1 tbsp (or 11.1 g). For this serving the Calories content is 35.85 kcal (2% RDA), the Protein content is 2.55 g (5% RDA), the Fat content is 0.71 g (1% RDA) and the Carbohydrate content is 6.48 g (5% RDA).

Grams of lysine in spices and herbs (per 100g)

The list below gives the total lysine content in the top items from the general description 'spices and herbs' each of which show the lysine amount as well as Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 20 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.

spices and herbs lysine per 100g

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 lysine rich foods.


List of Spices and herbs High in lysine Content per 100g

1. Spices, mustard seed, ground - Lysine
1.844 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 17 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.844 g 508(25%)28.09(22%)36.24(56%)26.08(47%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 6.3g):
0.12 g32 kcal(2%)1.77 g(1%)2.28 g(4%)1.64 g(3%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 2g):
0.04 g10.16 kcal(1%)0.56 g(0%)0.72 g(1%)0.52 g(1%)
2. Spices, fenugreek seed - Lysine
1.684 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 18 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.684 g 323(16%)58.35(45%)6.41(10%)23(41%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 11.1g):
0.19 g35.85 kcal(2%)6.48 g(5%)0.71 g(1%)2.55 g(5%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 3.7g):
0.06 g11.95 kcal(1%)2.16 g(2%)0.24 g(0%)0.85 g(2%)
3. Spices, dill seed - Lysine
1.038 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 20 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.038 g 305(15%)55.17(42%)14.54(22%)15.98(29%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 6.6g):
0.07 g20.13 kcal(1%)3.64 g(3%)0.96 g(1%)1.05 g(2%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 2.1g):
0.02 g6.41 kcal(0%)1.16 g(1%)0.31 g(0%)0.34 g(1%)
4. Spices, caraway seed - Lysine
1.031 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 21 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
1.031 g 333(17%)49.9(38%)14.59(22%)19.77(35%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 6.7g):
0.07 g22.31 kcal(1%)3.34 g(3%)0.98 g(2%)1.32 g(2%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 2.1g):
0.02 g6.99 kcal(0%)1.05 g(1%)0.31 g(0%)0.42 g(1%)
5. Spices, poppy seed - Lysine
0.952 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 17 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.952 g 525(26%)28.13(22%)41.56(64%)17.99(32%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 8.8g):
0.08 g46.2 kcal(2%)2.48 g(2%)3.66 g(6%)1.58 g(3%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 2.8g):
0.03 g14.7 kcal(1%)0.79 g(1%)1.16 g(2%)0.5 g(1%)
6. Spices, fennel seed - Lysine
0.758 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 20 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.758 g 345(17%)52.29(40%)14.87(23%)15.8(28%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp, whole (or 5.8g):
0.04 g20.01 kcal(1%)3.03 g(2%)0.86 g(1%)0.92 g(2%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp, whole (or 2g):
0.02 g6.9 kcal(0%)1.05 g(1%)0.3 g(0%)0.32 g(1%)
7. Spices, paprika - Lysine
0.69 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 24 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.69 g 282(14%)53.99(42%)12.89(20%)14.14(25%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 6.8g):
0.05 g19.18 kcal(1%)3.67 g(3%)0.88 g(1%)0.96 g(2%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 2.3g):
0.02 g6.49 kcal(0%)1.24 g(1%)0.3 g(0%)0.33 g(1%)
8. Spices, cloves, ground - Lysine
0.37 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 21 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.37 g 274(14%)65.53(50%)13(20%)5.97(11%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 6.5g):
0.02 g17.81 kcal(1%)4.26 g(3%)0.85 g(1%)0.39 g(1%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 2.1g):
0.01 g5.75 kcal(0%)1.38 g(1%)0.27 g(0%)0.13 g(0%)
9. Mustard, prepared, yellow - Lysine
0.274 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 16 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.274 g 67(3%)5.33(4%)4.01(6%)4.37(8%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tsp or 1 packet (or 5g):
0.01 g3.35 kcal(0%)0.27 g(0%)0.2 g(0%)0.22 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 1 cup (or 249g):
0.68 g166.83 kcal(8%)13.27 g(10%)9.98 g(15%)10.88 g(19%)
10. Dill weed, fresh - Lysine
0.246 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 46 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.246 g 43(2%)7.02(5%)1.12(2%)3.46(6%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 cup sprigs (or 8.9g):
0.02 g3.83 kcal(0%)0.62 g(0%)0.1 g(0%)0.31 g(1%)
Other Serving Size : 5 sprigs (or 1g):
0 g0.43 kcal(0%)0.07 g(0%)0.01 g(0%)0.03 g(0%)
11. Spices, pepper, black - Lysine
0.244 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 19 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.244 g 251(13%)63.95(49%)3.26(5%)10.39(19%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp, ground (or 6.9g):
0.02 g17.32 kcal(1%)4.41 g(3%)0.22 g(0%)0.72 g(1%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp, ground (or 2.3g):
0.01 g5.77 kcal(0%)1.47 g(1%)0.07 g(0%)0.24 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp, whole (or 2.9g):
0.01 g7.28 kcal(0%)1.85 g(1%)0.09 g(0%)0.3 g(1%)
Other Serving Size : 1 dash (or 0.1g):
0 g0.25 kcal(0%)0.06 g(0%)0 g(0%)0.01 g(0%)
12. Spices, cinnamon, ground - Lysine
0.243 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 20 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.243 g 247(12%)80.59(62%)1.24(2%)3.99(7%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 7.8g):
0.02 g19.27 kcal(1%)6.29 g(5%)0.1 g(0%)0.31 g(1%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 2.6g):
0.01 g6.42 kcal(0%)2.1 g(2%)0.03 g(0%)0.1 g(0%)
13. Spices, ginger, ground - Lysine
0.241 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 17 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.241 g 335(17%)71.62(55%)4.24(7%)8.98(16%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 5.2g):
0.01 g17.42 kcal(1%)3.72 g(3%)0.22 g(0%)0.47 g(1%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 1.8g):
0 g6.03 kcal(0%)1.29 g(1%)0.08 g(0%)0.16 g(0%)
14. Peppermint, fresh - Lysine
0.161 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 31 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.161 g 70(4%)14.89(11%)0.94(1%)3.75(7%)
Typical Serving Amount : 2 tbsp (or 3.2g):
0.01 g2.24 kcal(0%)0.48 g(0%)0.03 g(0%)0.12 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 2 leaves (or 0.1g):
0 g0.07 kcal(0%)0.01 g(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)
15. Rosemary, fresh - Lysine
0.143 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 23 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.143 g 131(7%)20.7(16%)5.86(9%)3.31(6%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tbsp (or 1.7g):
0 g2.23 kcal(0%)0.35 g(0%)0.1 g(0%)0.06 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 0.7g):
0 g0.92 kcal(0%)0.14 g(0%)0.04 g(0%)0.02 g(0%)
16. Spearmint, fresh - Lysine
0.141 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 39 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.141 g 44(2%)8.41(6%)0.73(1%)3.29(6%)
Typical Serving Amount : 2 tbsp (or 11.4g):
0.02 g5.02 kcal(0%)0.96 g(1%)0.08 g(0%)0.38 g(1%)
Other Serving Size : 2 leaves (or 0.3g):
0 g0.13 kcal(0%)0.03 g(0%)0 g(0%)0.01 g(0%)
17. Thyme, fresh - Lysine
0.126 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 34 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.126 g 101(5%)24.45(19%)1.68(3%)5.56(10%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 tsp (or 0.8g):
0 g0.81 kcal(0%)0.2 g(0%)0.01 g(0%)0.04 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : .5 tsp (or 0.4g):
0 g0.4 kcal(0%)0.1 g(0%)0.01 g(0%)0.02 g(0%)
18. Basil, fresh - Lysine
0.11 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 63 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0.11 g 23(1%)2.65(2%)0.64(1%)3.15(6%)
Typical Serving Amount : 2 tbsp, chopped (or 5.3g):
0.01 g1.22 kcal(0%)0.14 g(0%)0.03 g(0%)0.17 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 5 leaves (or 2.5g):
0 g0.58 kcal(0%)0.07 g(0%)0.02 g(0%)0.08 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : .25 cup leaves, whole (or 6g):
0.01 g1.38 kcal(0%)0.16 g(0%)0.04 g(0%)0.19 g(0%)
19. Salt, table - Lysine
0 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 13 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0 g 0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 cup (or 292g):
0 g0 kcal(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tbsp (or 18g):
0 g0 kcal(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 6g):
0 g0 kcal(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 1 dash (or 0.4g):
0 g0 kcal(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)
20. Vinegar, cider - Lysine
0 g of Lysine per 100g
Nutritional Value = 14 / 100    Food Category - Spices and Herbs
Lysine
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
Content for a 100g serving :
0 g 21(1%)0.93(1%)0(0%)0(0%)
Typical Serving Amount : 1 cup (or 239g):
0 g50.19 kcal(3%)2.22 g(2%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tbsp (or 14.9g):
0 g3.13 kcal(0%)0.14 g(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)
Other Serving Size : 1 tsp (or 5g):
0 g1.05 kcal(0%)0.05 g(0%)0 g(0%)0 g(0%)






lysine and Nutritional Values - Top 221 Foods

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