Methionine content of food items

To facilitate following a methionine restriction diet, I’ve put together a Filemaker “solution” (Filemaker’s name for a database using their platform) which will provide you with the methionine content for the majority of the items in the USDA nutrients database, version SR27. The solution also includes the content of cysteine, leucine, glycine, and choline, and vitamin K for people taking coumadin; macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fat, water, fibre); ions (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus); total sugars as well as glucose, fructose, and sucrose.

The Predicted Renal Acid Load (PRAL) is also calculated, using two different formulas: the usual traditional formula which uses average values for sulphur-containing amino acid content, and a more refined formula which uses the actual contents of the sulphur amino acids methionine and cysteine.

The solution is optimized for iPad tablets, although it will run on other iOS devices. You will need to install the free Claris Filemaker Go app to use the solution. As a Filemaker file, it can also be used on Windows or Mac computers which have the Filemaker Pro or Filemaker Pro Advanced application installed.

You can download the solution here.
Once downloaded, use the “share” icon to open the solution in Filemaker Go.

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