All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Fruitarian foods high in amino acid phenylalanine, per 100 g (~1/5 lb): 

  • Spirulina, dried - 2777 mg 
  • Soybeans - 2122 mg 
  • Pumpkin or squash seeds - 1642 mg 
  • Peanuts - 1427 mg 
  • Kidney beans - 1370 mg 
  • Lentils, sprouted - 442 mg 
  • Avocados - 260 mg
  • Raisins - 140 mg 
  • Grapefruit - 53mg 

Einstein:

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

Phenylalanine

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid.

Provided by diet, phenylalanine can be converted into another amino acid, tyrosine, in the body. Tyrosine is used to synthesize two key neurotransmitters that promote alertness: dopamine and norepinephrine. 

It has 3 forms:

  • D-phenylalanine;
  • L-phenylalanine - most common, the form in which phenylalanine is incorporated into the body’s proteins;
  • DL-phenylalanine.

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