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10 Vegetables With The Highest In Protein

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Everything in life needs protein to live, and vegetables can be a great source of protein. The current daily value (%DV) for protein is 50 grams per day and is a target meant for most people. Vegetables high in protein include lima beans, bean sprouts, green peas, spinach, sweet corn, asparagus, artichokes, brussels sprouts, asparagus, and broccoli.

For more vegetarian and vegan sources of protein see the articles on beans and legumes highest in protein, and grains high in protein, and high protein nuts.

 

Here are 10 Vegetables With The Highest In Protein

 

10. Broccoli Raab

Broccoli Raab

Broccoli Raab

TOTAL PROTEIN: 1.27 grams per 1 cup
Broccoli raab, also known as rapini, is popular in Italian cooking. It works well sautéed as a side dish, or you can try it incorporated in other dishes like pasta and eggs.

 

9. Artichokes

Artichokes

Artichokes

TOTAL PROTEIN: 4 grams per 1 artichoke
Artichokes are a popular ingredient in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. They are versatile enough to enjoy in a salad and are also delicious steamed or baked.

 

8. Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

TOTAL PROTEIN: 3 grams per 1 cup
If you hated Brussels sprouts as a kid, it might be time to try them again. They are deliciously roasted, steamed, or even shredded in a salad.

 

7. Asparagus

Asparagus

Asparagus

TOTAL PROTEIN: 2.9 grams per 1 cup
Nothing says springtime like fresh asparagus. Try these yummy spears roasted, grilled, or steamed. You can even wrap them in bacon for a protein-filled treat.

 

6. Green Peas

Green Peas

Green Peas

TOTAL PROTEIN: 8.5 grams per 1 cup
If you think green peas are mushy and unappetizing, you’re not alone. But they are versatile and can be a delicious addition to many recipes.

 

5. Lentils

Dried lentils

Dried lentils

TOTAL PROTEIN: 18 grams per 1 cup
Lentils aren’t technically a vegetable. They are actually a pulse, found in the legume family. But you won’t find a better option when it comes to an inexpensive, readily available, vegetarian-friendly protein. Bonus: Dry lentils cook up in only 15 minutes!

 

4. Edamame

Edamame

Edamame

TOTAL PROTEIN: 18 grams per 1 cup
If you normally only eat edamame at your local sushi restaurant, it’s time to start enjoying it at home. It’s packed with healthy plant protein, vitamins, and minerals.

 

3. Potato

Potato

Potato

TOTAL PROTEIN: 5 grams per 1 medium potato (with skin)
The trusty spud gets a bad rap. It’s actually packed with protein and vitamins C and B-6. Extra points if you eat the skin!

 

2. Yellow Sweet Corn

Yellow Sweet Corn

Yellow Sweet Corn

TOTAL PROTEIN: 4.68 grams per 1 large ear
Sweet corn is as nutritious as it is tasty. Look for fresh corn in the summertime, or use the frozen version for recipes year-round.

 

1. Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli

TOTAL PROTEIN: 4.26 grams per 1 stalk (medium)
There’s a reason your parents always told you to eat your little green trees. In addition to protein, broccoli offers filling fiber, vitamins K and C, and more.

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