Which vegetables are highest in protein?

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Looking for high-protein alternatives this veganuary? Check out our list of the highest protein vegetables, nuts and seeds...

If you’re looking for something else to supplement your high protein vegan diet, the vegetable kingdom has all sorts of options. Whether you’re looking for beans, leaves or root veg, we’ve got the protein content of each here, so you can be sure of a high protein diet even when you’re veg-only.

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Veggies high in protein

Vegetable

Protein g / 100g

soya beans

11.0

chickpeas

8.0

lentils

8.0

split peas

8.0

kidney beans

7.0

mung beans

6.0

baked beans

5.0

canned peas

5.0

parsley

5.0

spinach

5.0

broad beans

4.0

chips

4.0

sweetcorn

4.0

bamboo shoots

3.0

broccoli

3.0

brussell sprouts

3.0

cabbage

3.0

sweet potato

3.0

asparagus

2.0


Nuts and seeds high in protein

There are even more ways to get protein in your diet! It’s not just fake meats and veg - the nut and seed kingdoms are choc-full of the good stuff, to a greater degree than most vegetables. Great for sprinkling on cereal, mixing into bakes or topping your salads and stir-fries, nuts and seeds are an essential part of a meat-free diet. Find out which have the most protein here:

Nuts / seeds

Protein g / 100g

pine nuts

24.7

pumpkin seeds

24.7

peanuts

24.0

sunflower seeds

21.2

pistachio nuts

19.0

cashews

18.0

flax seeds

17.7

sesame seeds

17.7

almonds

17.0

peanuts

17.0

chia seeds 16.5

brazil nuts

12.0

walnuts

11.0

pecans

10.6

hazel nuts

8.0

macademia nuts

8.0

coconut

6.0

chestnuts

2.0


Shopping

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High Protein Vegan Meats

If you're curious about tofu, quorn, seitan and the many other veggie and vegan meats on offer, head to our vegan meat replacement guide to find out more.


Methodology

Figures compiled from the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, North American Vegetarian Society and the US Department of Agriculture.

http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/info/books-phds/books/foodfacts/html/data/data2d.html

https://navs-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/nuts_seeds_chart-sm.jpg

https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/nutrients

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