Phenylalanine is found in abundance in
curd, milk, cottage cheese, pulses and legumes, poultry, piyal seeds, groundnuts, pistachio nuts, almonds, leafy vegetables, and whole grains.
Recommended Daily Allowance* Men 16 mg
Women 16 mg
Children 22 mg Infants 132 mg
Deficiency of phenylalanine can lead to a variety of symptoms including bloodshot eyes, cataract, and several behavioural changes, such as psychotic and schizophrenic behaviour.