6 Foods That Are High in Lectins

While lectins are natural proteins in many plant-based foods, some people may be sensitive to them or exclude them. Six high-lectin foods:

1. Legumes

Beans, lentils, peas, and peanuts are all legumes that are high in lectins, especially when eaten raw or barely cooked.

2. Nightshade Vegetables

Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes are all nightshade vegetables, and their seeds and skins are full of lectins.

3. Grains

Whole grains like wheat, barley, rye, and oats contain lectins, especially in their outer layers or hulls.

4. Soybeans

Lectins are found in large amounts in soy beans and soy products like tofu, tempeh, and soy sauce, especially if they are not cooked or processed properly.

5. Nuts and Seeds

Some nuts and seeds, including cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds, contain lectins.

6. Dairy

Dairy products, particularly those produced from A1-type cows, may contain lectins. However, the lectin content in dairy is generally lower compared to plant-based sources.

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