Chicken is another popular and healthy way to get protein. It’s also the third-best source of arginine. One chicken breast has 70 percent of your daily recommendation for protein and almost 9 grams of arginine. This chicken and pinto bean sauté is packed with flavor and protein.
Arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide which dilates blood vessels. This may be one reason that some nuts are heart healthy. Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and also improves circulation. Some evidence shows that arginine may help improve blood flow in the arteries of the heart.
Pork loin, another high-protein food, comes in a close second with an arginine content of 14 grams per rib. It’s also one of the leanest cuts of pork, so it’s lower in fat. Use a marinade to add flavor without the extra fat; try this bourbon pork tenderloin.
The list below gives the total arginine content in the 12 items from the general description 'soybeans' each of which show the arginine amount as well as Lysine, Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. Below, is the top 12 food items shown in the arginine chart.
Highest arginine Content per 100g. Using the list below for the 17 different turkey nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of arginine is found in Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, cooked, roasted which contains 2.02 g of arginine per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is %.