High Sources Of Lectins In Foods:
Soy Beans Kidney Beans Navy Beans Pinto Beans Lima Beans Wax Beans Castor Beans Fava Beans
Jack Beans String Beans Field Beans Sweet Peas Green Peas Cow Peas Horse Grams Lentils
Mung Beans Soybean Sprouts Barley Bulgar Buckwheat Wheat Germ Quinoa Kamut
Spelt Grain Cerials Wheat Corn White Rice Brown Rice Oats Millet
Rye Baked Goods Tomato Unpealed Potato Sweet Potato Zucchini Carrots Rhubarb
Beets Asparagus Turnips Cucumbers Pumpkin Radishes Sweet Peppers Blackberries
Strawberries Pomegranate Grapes Quinces Mushrooms Sunflower Oil Banana Papaya
Currants Pine Nuts Hazelnuts Peanuts Sunflower Seeds Safflower Oil Chocolate Coffee
Caraway Nutmeg Peppermint Marjoram Garlic Sesame Seeds Almonds Cashews
Chia Seeds Pumpkin Seeds Canola Oil Corn Oil Cotten Seed Oil Grape Seed Oil Peanut Oil
  • Wheat Germ Contains One Of The Types Of Lectin That Isn't Destroyed During Digestion.

Low Sources Of Lectins In Foods:
Amaranth Wild Rice Ostrich Grass Fed Meat Free Range Chicken Free Range Eggs
Grass Fed Dairy Chestnut Water Foul Coconut Free Range Turkey Macadamia Nuts
Pecans Pistashios Walnuts Flax Seeds Hemp Seeds Sesame Seeds
Coconut Oil Sesame Oil Flax Seed Oil Avacado Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Red Palm Oil
Rice Bran Oil Walnut Oil Apples Blueberries Cherries All Citrus Fruit
Kiwi Fruit Nectarines Peaches Plums Pomegranates Raspberries
Strawberries Monk Fruit Xylatol Stevia Jerusalem Artichoke Syrup Erythniol
Yacon Pealed Potato Flax eed Oil

List of Foods that Contain Lectin
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015
List of Foods that Contain Lectin

Lectins, a type of protein found in many plant foods, can cause damage to the lining of your gastrointestinal tract or your organs and interfere with metabolism when consumed in large amounts, according to a study published in "Toxicon" in September 2004. However, they may also have some health benefits. For example, a review article published in "Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition" in 2005 noted that lectins may have some anti-cancer potential via changes to the immune system and minimizing the growth of tumors, although research is still in the preliminary stages.

To give you an idea of their diversity, here is a table of lectins which have been discovered. These 50 are just a sampling of the thousands & perhaps tens of thousands in our diet, most of which are unknown and unstudied. With the exception of dairy and wheat, many foods have only had one type researched even though they may contain several.

50 Lectin Foods Listed In Alphabetical Order:


Lectin Name*


1. Avocado Persea americana agglutinin PAA
2. Bananas Plantain agglutinin none assigned (BanLec is shortened name)
3. Barley Hordeum vulgare agglutinin HOV
4. California Crab Cancer antennarius agglutinin CCA
5. Carrot Daucus carota agglutinin DAC
6. Chickpea Cicer arietinum agglutinin CPA
7. Cocoknut Crab Birgus latro agglutinin BIL
8. Corn Zea mays agglutinin ZMA (corn lectin is more often used)
9. Eggplant Solanum melongena agglutinin SOM
10. Elderberry Sambuccus nigra agglutinin SNA
11. Fava Bean Vicia faba agglutinin VFA
12. Garlic Allium sativum agglutinin ASA
13. Gourd Luffia actangula agglutinin LUA
14. Jackfruit Artocarpus integrifolia agglutinin (Jacalin) JAC
15. Kidney Bean Phaseolus vulgaris agglutinin PHA
16. Leek Allium porrum agglutinin APA
17. Lentil Lens culinaris agglutinin LCA
18. Lobster sialic acid-specific lobster lectin LAg1
19. Mango Mangifera indica agglutinin MIH
20. Milk (mammals, incl. cow) A1 beta-casein (beta-casomorphin-7) BCM-7 (name of 7 amino acid segment unique to A1)
21. Milk (mammals, incl. cow) A2 beta-casein none assigned
22. Milk (mammals, incl.cow) phosphorylated whey glycoprotein PP3
23. Milk (mammals, incl. cow) chitinase-3-like protein 1 (chitinase-like lectin) Chi3L1 & YKL-40
24. Milk (mammals, incl. cow) pregnancy-associated glycoproteins PAGs (numerous subtypes)
25. Mung Bean Vigna radiata agglutinin VRA
26. Mushroom Agaricus bisporus agglutinin ABA
27. Mushroom Psathyrella velutina agglutinin PSV
28. Oat Avena sativa agglutinin AS
29. Onion Allium cepa agglutinin ACA
30. Pea Pisum sativum agglutinin PSA
31. Peanut Peanut agglutinin PNA
32. Peppers (bell and hot chili peppers) Capsicum annuum GLP1 CaGLP1
33. Potato Solanum tuberosum agglutinin STA
34. Pumpkin Cucurbita maxima agglutinin CUM
35. Rice Oryza sativa agglutinin OTL
36. Rye Secale cereale agglutinin SCL
37. Salmon Salmon serum lectin SSL
38. Sesame Sesamum indicum SEI
39. Shallot Allium ascalonicum agglutinin AAA
40. Snail Helix hortensis agglutinin HEL
41. Soybean Soybean agglutinin SBA
42. Squash Cucurbita pepo agglutinin CUP
43. Sweet Pea Lathyrus odoratus agglutinin LOA
44. Sweet Potato Ipomoea batatas lectin IBL
45. Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum agglutinin LEA
46. Winged Bean Psophocarpus tetragonolobus agglutinin PTA
47. Wheat Triticum vulgare agglutinin TVA
48. Wheat Germ Wheat germ agglutinin WGA
49. Wheat Germ Succinyl wheat germ agglutinin sWGA
50. Wine and Grapes Vitis vinifera lectins none assigned

*Name listed refers to the verbiage which is most commonly seen in medical and scientific papers. A given food can and will have multiple names e.g. avena sativa agglutinin is the same as oatmeal lectin.
**Abbreviation refers to that which is most commonly seen, some have multiple abbreviations e.g. SBA and SBL for soy.

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