As salaam alaikum, I’m sorry that this post is not beautiful crafted together like a fairy story but I was asked recently for the sources of the information about figs and olive oil containing vital amino acid called methionine, that has multiple health benefits.

As a Muslim my interest in these foods is great because Allah has mentioned the fig once in the Quran and the olive and olive oil seven times.

After this post in shaa Allah we will post a specific post , a part of scientific studies carried out at Al Azhar University in Egypt looking at the Chemopreventative action of Olive Oil and Figs and Date Extraact.

As we research further we can see scholarly scientists have done clinical trials and found evidence that there is indeed a significant benefit to this ration of 7:1 olive to fig.

BAME (Black and Asian majority ethnics) SCIENTIST

I would at this point like to say that not all science is the same and I have seen racism towards scientific scholarly trails  and research of BAME  scientist. Egypt is in Africa and I also include Arabs as Black, well I really think Arabs and mixed heritage really.





Martin Kohlmeier, in Nutrient Metabolism, 2003


The Met-content of proteins varies considerably depending on the food source. Foods with a particularly high percentage include eggs (31 mg/g protein), cod (30 mg/g), and chicken (28 mg/g). Intermediate content is in beef (26 mg/g), pork (26 mg/g), milk (25 mg/g), and rice (24 mg/g). Grains and other plant-derived protein sources tend to contain a lower percentage. Examples are corn (21 mg/g), wheat and oats (18 mg/g), rye and beans (15 mg/g), and cauliflower (14 mg/g). Cooking foods at high temperatures (browning) can decrease Met bioavailability due to oxidation (Dworschak, 1980).

Since Met cannot be synthesized in the body, adequate amounts have to be supplied. Met and Cys are closely linked metabolically, and recommendations are often given for the sum of both sulfur amino acids (SAA), therefore. Healthy adults should get at least 13 mg/kg per day in combination (Raguso et al., 2000). Adequate Cys intake minimizes Met requirements (Di Buono et al., 2001), but high Cys intake has no sparing effect beyond that in healthy people (Raguso et al., 2000).

Foods containing methionine include

Here are some examples of foods that are high in methionine (1Trusted Source):

  • Dried egg whites: 2.8 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Dried spirulina: 1.2 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Lean beef: 1.1 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Brazil nuts: 1.1 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Lean lamb: 1.1 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Bacon: 1.1 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Parmesan cheese: 1.0 gram per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Chicken breast: 0.9 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Tuna: 0.9 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)

spinaches, zucchini, mushrooms, and asparagus.



The sulphur in methionine provides the body with many health benefits.1

 These may include:

  • Nourishing the hair, skin, and nails
  • Protecting the cells from pollutants
  • Facilitating the detoxifying process
  • Slowing down the aging process
  • Helping with the absorption of other nutrients (such as selenium and zinc)
  • Aiding in the excretion of heavy metals (such as lead and mercury) helping the body’s excretion process
  • Preventing excess fat buildup in the liver (by acting as a lipotropic agent—one that facilitates the breakdown of fats)
  • Lowering cholesterol levels by increasing lecithin production in the liver (1)

Methionine is an amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks that our bodies use to make proteins. Methionine is found in meat, fish, and dairy products, and it plays an important role in many cell functions. Methionine is used to prevent liver damage in acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning.

Methionine is an essential amino acid in humans. As the substrate for other amino acids such as cysteine and taurine, versatile compounds such as SAM-e, and the important antioxidant glutathione, methionine plays a critical role in the metabolism and health of many species, including humans.(3)

Methionine is an antioxidant. It may help protect the body from damage caused by ionizing radiation. It may detoxify harmful substances in the body, such as heavy metals. It may also prevent liver damage from acetaminophen poisoning.(4)





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