Carbohydrate, Balanced and Protein Diet Types Last updated: Jan 18, 2001

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Transcribed and calculated using data from the Agricultural Handbook, 1-23, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lysine to arginine ratio.

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                                                    Weight (gm)   Lys (mg)   Arg (mg)   Ratio Lys/Arg

Margarine                                  14.1               9              3               3.000

Plain Yogurt                               227                706          237           2.979

Fruit Yogurt, lowfat                    227                810          272           2.978

Plain Yogurt, skim                     227                1160        391           2.967

Plain Yogurt, lowfat                   227                1060        359           2.953

Swiss Cheese                             28                  733          263           2.787

Gruyere Cheese                        28                  768          276           2.783

Edam Cheese                             28                  754          273           2.762

American Cheese Spread          28                  427          155           2.755

Gouda Cheese                           28                  752          273           2.755

Whey, dry, sweet                       7.5                 77            28             2.750

Blue Cheese                               28                  526          202           2.604

Provolone Cheese                      28                  750          290           2.586

Papaya                                        454                76            30             2.533

Brie Cheese                               28                  525          208           2.524

Camermbert Cheese                 28                  501          199           2.518

Parmesan Cheese                      28                  937          373           2.512

Parmesan Cheese, grated         5                    192          77             2.494

Gjetost Cheese                          28                  231          93             2.484

Goat Milk                                  244                708          291           2.433

Brick Cheese                             28                  602          248           2.427

Muenster Cheese                      28                  606          250           2.424

Beets                                          136                72            30             2.400

Limburger Cheese                     28                  475          198           2.399

Tilsit Cheese                              28                  578          241           2.398

Port du salut Cheese                 28                  563          235           2.396

Processed Swiss Cheese           28                  696          293           2.375

Cream Cheese                           28                  192          81             2.370

Mozzarella Cheese, part s        28                  699          295           2.369

Processed American Cheese    28                  623          263           2.369

Mozzarella Cheese                    28                  559          236           2.369

Neufchatel Cheese                    28                  253          107           2.364

Butter                                         14.1               9              4               2.250

Colby Cheese                             28                  561          254           2.209

Monterey Jack Cheese             28                  578          262           2.206

Cheshire Cheese                       28                  551          250           2.204

Cheddar Cheese                        28                  588          267           2.202

Buttermilk                                  245                679          309           2.197

Skim Milk                                  245                663          302           2.195

Half and Half Cream                 242                568          259           2.193

Sherbet                                       193                171          78             2.192

Condensed Milk, sweetened     306                1920        876           2.192

Chocolate Milk                          250                629          287           2.192

Nonfat Milk, dry                        120                3440        1570         2.191

Lowfat Milk, 2%                       244                644          294           2.190

Evaporated Milk                       126                681          311           2.190

Ice Cream                                  133                381          174           2.190

Whole Milk                                244                637          291           2.189

Whole Milk, dry                        128                2670        1220         2.189

Nonfat Milk, dry, instant          68                  1890        864           2.188

Ice Milk                                     131                409          187           2.187

Whipping Cream, heavy            238                387          177           2.186

Evaporated Milk, skim             128                763          349           2.186

Whipping Cream, light               239                411          188           2.186

Ice Cream, rich                          148                327          150           2.180

Mango                                        300                85            39             2.179

Whipped Cream, pressurize      60                  152          70             2.171

Apricot                                        114                103          48             2.146

Coffee Cream                            15                  32            15             2.133

Apple                                          150                17            8               2.125

Ricotta Cheese                          246                3290        1550         2.123

Ricotta Cheese, part skim        246                3320        1570         2.115

Pear, dried                                  175                116          56             2.071

Eggnog                                       254                758          378           2.005

Applesauce, unsweetened         244                24            12             2.000

Crabapple, slices                       110                28            14             2.000

Loquat                                        16                  2              1               2.000

Apple, dried                                64                  37            19             1.947

Pear                                            180                23            12             1.917

Apricot, dried                             35                  89            49             1.816

Cottage Cheese, creamed         210                2120        1190         1.782

Cottage Cheese, Lowfat 2%     226                2510        1410         1.780

Cottage Cheese, dry                  145                2020        1140         1.772

Fig, dried                                    189                228          131           1.740

Fig                                               65                  19            11             1.727

Human Milk                               246                168          105           1.600

Avocado                                     272                189          119           1.588

Salmon                                        85                  1550        1000         1.550

Swordfish                                    85                  1550        1000         1.550

Haddock                                     85                  1480        961           1.540

Smelt                                          85                  1380        897           1.538

Snapper                                      85                  1600        1040         1.538

Pollock                                        85                  1520        989           1.537

Eel                                              85                  1440        938           1.535

Catfish                                        85                  1420        925           1.535

Anchovy, in oit, drained             20                  531          346           1.535

Whitefish                                    85                  1490        971           1.535

Tuna, in water                            165                4480        2920         1.534

Cod                                             85                  1390        906           1.534

Flat fish, flounder and s             85                  1470        959           1.533

Mackerel                                   85                  1450        946           1.533

Shark                                          85                  1640        1070         1.533

Carp                                            85                  1390        907           1.533

Pike                                            85                  1500        979           1.532

Herring                                       85                  1400        914           1.532

Sardines, in oil, drained             24                  542          354           1.531

Bass                                            85                  1380        902           1.530

Perch                                          85                  1450        948           1.530

Bluefish                                      85                  1560        1020         1.529

Halibut                                        85                  1620        1060         1.528

Tomato                                       123                41            27             1.519

Turnips                                       130                47            31             1.516

Tomato juice                              243                54            36             1.500

Soybean sprouts                        70                  386          266           1.451

Canadian Style Bacon               454                7370        5100         1.445

Wild pheasant                            371                7470        5240         1.426

Pork Spareribs                           454                4730        3340         1.416

Tomato paste                             262                282          200           1.410

Liver cheese                              28                  334          237           1.409

Chicken, dark meat, w/o s         109                1860        1320         1.409

Chicken, light meat w/o s          88                  1730        1230         1.407

Chicken neck                             79                  298          212           1.406

Summer sausage                        23                  318          228           1.395

Pineapple                                    155                39            28             1.393

Pork leg                                      454                7550        5530         1.365

Pork loin chop                            151                1950        1430         1.364

Pork Shoulder                            454                7140        5240         1.363

Potato                                         150                190          140           1.357

Chicken breast                           181                2500        1870         1.337

Cream of Mushroom soup        244                127          95             1.337

Turkey noodle soup                   244                212          159           1.333

Celery                                         120                32            24             1.333

Chicken drumstick                     110                1160        872           1.330

Potato, baking                            202                283          214           1.322

Beef Flank steak                       454                7270        5500         1.322

Chicken gumbo                          244                161          122           1.320

Chicken noodle soup                 241                219          166           1.319

Beef Round steak                      454                7320        5550         1.319

Beef noodle soup                       244                261          198           1.318

Vegetable w/beef soup              244                344          261           1.318

Cream of Asparagus soup         244                112          85             1.318

Porterhouse steak                     454                6560        4980         1.317

Beef T-bone steak                     454                6330        4810         1.316

Beef Sirloin steak                      454                6880        5230         1.315

Knockwurst                                68                  634          482           1.315

Beef Rib roast                           454                6050        4600         1.315

Beef Short ribs                           454                5430        4130         1.315

Beef Chuck roast                       454                6900        5250         1.314

Beef Tenderloin                         454                6990        5320         1.314

Persimmon                                 200                55            42             1.310

Squash, summer                         130                85            65             1.308

Chicken leg                                231                2470        1890         1.307

Chicken, light meat                    116                1920        1470         1.306

Ham, boneless                           454                6750        5170         1.306

Chicken canned, boned             142                2500        1920         1.302

Turkey, dark meat                     152                2620        2020         1.297

Cream of chicken soup              244                215          166           1.295

Chicken heart                            6.1                 79            61             1.295

Turkey, light meat                     180                3540        2740         1.292

Bratwurst, ckd                           85                  910          706           1.289

Turkey, canned boned               142                3040        2360         1.288

Italian sausage, ckd                   67                  1020        792           1.288

Pork sausage                             28                  252          196           1.286

Wild quail                                   405                6660        5180         1.286

Chicken thigh                             120                1310        1020         1.284

Chicken, dark meat                   160                2150        1680         1.280

Goose, domesticated                 320                4010        3150         1.273

Pork and beef sausage              13                  141          111           1.270

Bologna, beef and pork             28                  250          198           1.263

Peach, dried                               130                151          120           1.258

Black bean soup                        247                415          331           1.254

Bean w/ frankfurters soup         250                415          331           1.254

Peach                                          115                20            16             1.250

Corned Beef, brisket                 454                5100        4100         1.244

Pastrami                                     28                  375          302           1.242

Bologna, beef                             28                  254          205           1.239

Frankfurter, beef                       45                  389          314           1.239

Ground beef, regular                 113                1560        1260         1.238

Cream of celery soup                244                73            59             1.237

Ground beef, lean                      113                1670        1350         1.237

Chicken liver                              32                  35            352           1.236

Duck liver                                  44                  624          505           1.236

Turkey liver                               102                1540        1250         1.232

Mortadella                                 28                  358          291           1.230

Goose liver                                 94                  1160        943           1.230

Plum                                            5.5                 90            74             1.216

Green beans                               110                97            80             1.213

Chicken back                             177                1090        900           1.211

Beef smoked, chopped              28                  467          386           1.210

Pork Bacon                                454                2900        2400         1.208

Beef, dried                                 28                  673          557           1.208

Brotwurst                                   28                  323          268           1.205

Polish sausage                           28                  315          262           1.202

Salami, hard                               10                  182          152           1.197

Bologna, pork                            28                  341          285           1.196

Chicken wing                              90                  698          585           1.193

Braunschweiger                         28                  258          217           1.189

Duck, domesticated                   287                2610        2210         1.181

Lentil sprouts                             77                  548          470           1.166

Lettuce, romaine                        56                  58            50             1.160

Lettuce, iceberg                         75                  60            52             1.154

Caviar, black and red                16                  293          254           1.154

Cauliflower                                 100                108          96             1.125

Vienna sausage                          16                  127          113           1.124

Liver                                           113                1570        1420         1.106

Guava                                         112                21            19             1.105

New England Clam Chowder    244                251          229           1.096

Cream of potato soup                244                83            76             1.092

Spinach                                       55                  98            90             1.089

Kale                                            67                  132          123           1.073

Chicken rice soup                      241                251          234           1.073

Kielbasa                                     28                  286          267           1.071

Frankfurter, beef and por          45                  407          382           1.065

Whole Egg                                  50                  410          388           1.057

Egg White                                  33                  206          195           1.056

Whole Egg, dried                       5                    155          147           1.054

Watermelon                               160                99            94             1.053

Cabbage, chinese                       70                  62            59             1.051

Corn                                            154                210          200           1.050

Sweet potato                              130                105          100           1.050

Turnip greens                             55                  54            52             1.038

Abalone                                      85                  1090        1060         1.028

Oysters                                       84                  444          433           1.025

Clams                                         180                1720        1680         1.024

Scallops                                      85                  1060        1040         1.019

Banana                                       175                55            54             1.019

Asparagus                                  134                194          192           1.010

Oat flakes                                  48                  583          579           1.007

Mayonnaise                               185                1400        1400         1.000

Vegetarian vegetable soup       241                99            99             1.000

Beet greens                                38                  20            20             1.000

Endive                                        50                  32            32             1.000

Leeks                                         124                97            97             1.000

Pumpkin                                     245                96            96             1.000

Shrimp                                        85                  1500        1510         0.993

Crab                                            85                  1350        1360         0.993

pea soup w/ham                          253                696          703           0.990

Lima beans, cooked                   170                765          775           0.987

Egg Yolk                                     17                  189          193           0.979

Okra                                           100                82            84             0.976

Broccoli                                      88                  124          128           0.969

Chicken gizzard                          37                  465          484           0.961

Strawberries                               149                37            39             0.949

Collards                                      186                140          72             0.931

Minestrone soup                        241                183          198           0.924

Carrots                                       110                44            48             0.917

Dates                                          83                  50            55             0.909

Peppers, sweet                           100                38            42             0.905

Radish                                        45                  16            18             0.889

Watercress                                 104                172          200           0.860

Swiss chard                                36                  36            42             0.857

Eggplant                                     82                  42            50             0.840

Tomato soup                              244                51            61             0.836

Cabbage, common                     70                  40            48             0.833

Wheat germ                               180                1330        1790         0.743

Peas, green                                146                463          625           0.741

Brussels sprouts                        88                  130          178           0.730

Tangerine                                   116                27            37             0.730

Orange                                       180                62            85             0.729

Onions, green                             100                4              6               0.667

Mushrooms                                70                  48            72             0.667

Cucumber                                   104                22            36             0.611

Wheat granules                          28.4               101          169           0.598

Corn grits                                   242                68            114           0.596

Snails                                          85                  1250        2100         0.595

Wheat, shredded                        23.6               79            133           0.594

Wheat flakes                              33                  101          171           0.591

Cream of wheat                          251                98            166           0.590

Pistachios, shelled                     128                1640        2790         0.588

Corn, puffed                               28.4               65            112           0.580

Wheat, puffed                            12                  49            85             0.576

Squash, winter                            205                902          1590         0.567

Bran flakes                                47                  177          314           0.564

Elderberries                               145                38            68             0.559

Plantain                                      148                89            160           0.556

Oats, puffed                               28.4               175          320           0.547

Oatmeal                                      234                78            147           0.531

Cashews                                     160                246          470           0.523

Chestnuts, fresh                         160                246          470           0.523

Rice, puffed                                14                  38            73             0.521

Yams                                           200                89            191           0.466

Pumpkin seeds & squash          140                2530        5570         0.454

Garlic                                          3                    8              19             0.421

Macadamia nuts                        134                434          1200         0.362

Blackberries                              145                17            49             0.347

Blueberries                                145                17            49             0.347

Onions, mature                          160                90            262           0.344

Grapes, slip skin                        153                13            42             0.310

Grapes, adherent skin               160                24            78             0.308

Peanuts                                       144                1450        5050         0.287

Peanut butter                             15                  176          613           0.287

Coconut, shredded                     80                  118          437           0.270

Almonds                                     142                946          3540         0.267

Rutabaga                                    140                55            207           0.266

Pecans                                        108                315          1190         0.265

Sesame seeds                            150                1240        4990         0.248

Hickory nuts                              15                  70            298           0.235

Brazil nuts                                  140                757          3350         0.226

Tahini                                         15                  82            378           0.217

Grape juice                                 253                25            119           0.210

Tangerine juice                          247                17            84             0.202

Pine nuts                                     28                  256          1330         0.192

Orange juice                               248                22            117           0.188

Hazelnuts                                   135                459          2480         0.185

Walnuts                                      100                466          2520         0.185