Aspartic acid is also called asparaginic acid.
Aspartic acid helps every cell in the body work. It plays a role in:
- Hormone production and release
- Normal nervous system function
Plant sources of aspartic acid include:
- Legumes such as soybeans, garbanzo beans, and lentils
- Peanuts, almonds, walnuts, and flaxseeds
Animal sources include:
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|Review Date: 2/18/2013
Reviewed By: Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE, Nutritionist, University of Washington Medical Center Diabetes Care Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.