Know your Amino Acids fact sheet:

Full name Cysteine
3 letter name Cys
1 letter name C
   
What you see: What a biochemist sees:
synmod-alt-25 Cysteine-x
Speciality
Sources (animal) meat, chicken, turkey, duck, eggs, milk products
Sources (plant) red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, brussels sprout, oats, granola, wheat germ, sprouted lentils
   
Chemical formula C3H7NO2S
Essential
Non-essential X
   
Hydrophobic
Hydrophilic (neutral) X
(positive)
(negative)
   

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