Glutamic Acid Food Sources

The best (but not the only) food sources of glutamic acid are the following:

  • Light tuna, canned in oil (1 can, 171g) - 7302mg
  • Snapper, cooked (1 fillet, 170g) - 6672mg
  • Clams mixed species (20 small, 190g) - 6600mg
  • Chicken breast, cooked (1 cup, 140g) - 6504mg
  • Halibut, cooked (½ fillet, 159g) - 6335mg
  • Canned tuna – in water (1 can, 165g) - 6283mg
  • Edam cheese (100g) - 6149mg
Glutamic acid is found mainly in high protein foods, such as fish, meat, cheese. poultry

For a more comprehensive list of glutamic acid food sources, visit:


  1. Self Nutrition Data. Foods Highest in Glutamic Acid
  2. Vital Health Zone - Glutamic Acid.


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