Vegetables rich in protein

Top 10ZincCalciumFiber
Vegetables (1 - 5)
Sun-dried TomatoesGreen SoybeansTomato PowderDried Pasilla PepperDried Ancho PepperWinged Bean TuberDried Shiitake MushroomsDrumstick LeavesDehydrated Onion FlakesPea SeedsKanpyōCarrot, dehydratedPigeonpeasPotato FlourLima BeansGarlicDried Agar SeaweedWinged Bean LeavesLaver SeaweedGrape Leaves
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Sun-dried Tomatoes
Green Soybeans
Tomato Powder
Dried Pasilla Pepper
Dried Ancho Pepper
Winged Bean Tuber
Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
Drumstick Leaves
Dehydrated Onion Flakes
Pea Seeds
Kanpyō
Carrot, dehydrated
Pigeonpeas
Potato Flour
Lima Beans
Garlic
Dried Agar Seaweed
Winged Bean Leaves
Laver Seaweed
Grape Leaves
Protein per 100gProteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
Protein per 100gProteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.14.11g
12.95g
12.91g
12.35g
11.86g
11.6g
9.58g
9.4g
8.95g
8.8g
8.58g
8.1g
7.2g
6.9g
6.84g
6.36g
6.21g
5.85g
5.81g
5.6g
Fiber per 100gDietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
Fiber per 100gDietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.12.3g
4.2g
16.5g
26.8g
21.6g
N.A.11.5g
2g
9.2g
N.A.9.8g
23.6g
5.1g
5.9g
4.9g
2.1g
7.7g
N.A.0.3g
11g
Carbohydrates per 100gCarbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
Carbohydrates per 100gCarbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.55.76g
11.05g
74.68g
51.13g
51.42g
28.1g
75.37g
8.28g
83.28g
27.11g
65.03g
79.57g
23.88g
83.1g
20.17g
33.06g
80.88g
14.1g
5.11g
17.31g
Lipids per 100gLipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
Lipids per 100gLipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.2.97g
6.8g
0.44g
15.85g
8.2g
0.9g
0.99g
1.4g
0.46g
0.68g
0.56g
1.49g
1.64g
0.34g
0.86g
0.5g
0.3g
1.1g
0.28g
2.12g
Energy (kcal) per 100gThe amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Energy (kcal) per 100gThe amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).258kcal
147kcal
302kcal
345kcal
281kcal
148kcal
296kcal
64kcal
349kcal
124kcal
258kcal
341kcal
136kcal
357kcal
113kcal
149kcal
306kcal
74kcal
35kcal
93kcal

One of the most common questions vegetarians and vegans receive when they say they don’t consume animal products is, “But where do you get your protein from then?” It’s a fair question, but plenty of vegetables are rich in protein, too. 

Vegans and vegetarians (and anybody else looking for a healthy plant-based alternative to meat proteins) have their fair share of choices when it comes time to fuel their bodies with plant-based goodness. Here’s what to look for when searching for vegetables rich in protein.

How much protein do you need?

Currently, the daily recommended value of protein is 50 grams. One chicken breast contains 31 grams of protein, so you can imagine that most people are actually consuming more protein than they actually need from meat and other animal products. Just one cup of green peas contains 8.6 grams of protein and spinach contains over 25 grams of protein per 200 calories. Add in a few beans high in protein and you’ll easily meet your daily goal.

Which vegetables are high in protein? 

It’s well-known that nuts and beans are pretty rich in protein, but what about vegetables? Leafy green vegetables are often rich in protein, including spinach and broccoli. Legumes also have some of the highest protein values in terms of plant-based products. This is because they have root nodules, which are sources of nitrogen. These nitrogenous amino acids are found in all proteins, which is why legumes have such high levels of protein.

How to incorporate plant-based protein into your diet

While certain vegetables do offer high levels of protein, you’ll likely find it easier to get your daily recommended value of protein by mixing vegetables, nuts, and legumes together. Protein-rich legumes include soybeans and lima beans whereas walnuts, pistachios, cashews, and Brazil nuts are among the nuts with the highest amount of protein per serving.

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