The 30 Vegetables Highest in Plant-Based Protein

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Did you know that many vegetables have high levels of protein, and that you don't need to eat meat to get this valuable macronutrient? Plant-based protein has been growing increasingly popular as many people are looking for alternatives to meat - which has scientific associations with poor health conditions over time like heart disease. Protein is an essential nutrient that can be derived from so many veggies - to the extent that once you know what to eat, you won't even have to concern yourself with counting grams of protein consumed daily. I have put together a list of 30 great plant-based protein sources below:

1). Sprouted Beans, Peas, and Lentils (Soybean Sprouts)

Protein in 100g - 13.1g

2). Lima Beans

Protein in 100g - 6.8g

3). Green Peas

Protein in 100g - 5.4g

4). Swiss Chard

Protein in 100g - 0.6g

5). Succotash

Protein in 100g -5.1g

6). Kale

Protein in 100g - 4.3g

7). Broccoli

Protein in 100g - 3.8g

8). Mushrooms

Protein in 100g - 3.6g

9). Sweet Corn

Protein in 100g - 3.3g

10). Artichokes

Protein in 100g - 3.3g

11). Spinach

Protein in 100g - 3g

12). Collard Greens

Protein in 100g - 3g

13). Mustard Greens

Protein in 100g - 2.9g

14). Zucchini

Protein in 100g - 2.7g

15). Arugula

Protein in 100g - 2.6g

16). Brussel Sprouts

Protein in 100g - 2.6g

17). Asparagus

Protein in 100g - 2.4g

18). Baked Potato

Protein in 100g - 2g

19). Seasoned Edamame Beans

Protein in 100g - 11g

20). Mange Tout

Protein in 100g - 3.5g

21). Parsley

Protein in 100g - 3g

22). Garden Cress

Protein in 100g - 2.6g

23). Beet Greens

Protein in 100g - 2.6g

24). Bamboo Shoots

Protein in 100g - 2.6g

25). Hubbard Squash

Protein in 100g - 2.5g

26). Sugar Snap Peas

Protein in 100g - 2.3g

27). Cauliflower

Protein in 100g - 1.9g

28). Pak-Choi

Protein in 100g - 1.6g

29). Pinto Beans

Protein in 100g - 21g

30). Black Beans

Protein in 100g - 21g


Plant-based foods provide a lot of great and varied protein sources - which in turn makes it easy to get sufficient levels of protein on this diet.