Dietary intake Food Sources

Dietary sources rich in glutamine include all foods that are rich in protein, particularly milk protein and meats. Three ounces (85 g) of meat, chicken, or fish contains 3 to 4 g of glutamine. Plant foods such as spinach, parsley, and cabbage are also sources of glutamine. Table 14.2 provides some examples of food sources of

TABLE 14.2

Food Sources of Glutamine

Amount (g) per 100 g of Food Cooked, Edible Portion3

TABLE 14.2

Food Sources of Glutamine

Amount (g) per 100 g of Food Cooked, Edible Portion3

Whole egg, large, raw

1.68

Turkey breast

2.79

Whole-wheat bread

2.96

Salmon

3.30

Tuna

3.81

Wheat germ

3.99

Beef T-bone steak

4.18

Pork chops

4.29

Chicken breast

a As glutamic acid.

From USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, available at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/ cgi-bin/nut_search.pl, accessed June 7, 2006.

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