Vegetable Protein Percentage Chart

protein in fruit and vegetables chartAmazing that vegetables have more protein than nuts, seeds, or grains!

Victoria Boutenko describes in her award-winning book “Green For Life” how and why dark leafy greens have the most digestible and assimilable proteins available to humankind. They are also the best source of minerals and calcium. And Kale is the most nutrient dense food measured by Agreggate Nutrient Density, or the most nutrients per calorie. Here are two great recipes to get your Greens for life!

Green Juice

Juice in vegetable juicer:

– 1 bunch kale

– 2 cucumbers

– 4 stalks (not bunches) celery

– 2 apples (including the peel and the core)

– 1 lemon (including the peel)

(Serves 1)

Green Smoothie

– 1 banana

– 1 peeled orange

– 1/2 bunch kale

– 1/2 bunch romaine lettuce

– 16 ounces orange juice

…Blend all in blender on high until totally liquefied.

(Serves 1)

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6 Responses to Vegetable Protein Percentage Chart

  1. justin says:

    The body doesn’t normally burn proteins to get energy (calories). The funtion of proteins is to provide building materials (aminoacids) to the body. Therefore when it comes to protein, mass (in grams) is the relevant unit for quantity. I’m afraid the chart in Steve’s comment is the appropriate one.
    http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vegetables-high-in-protein.php

  2. Mike D. says:

    It appears that Steve’s chart is by weight, where Jinjee’s is by calories.

    Take the spinach example from Steve’s. 4% protein per 100gms is 4gms of protein. 4gms of protein is approximately 16 calories. 16 protein calories divided by 34 total calories is 47% protein by calories.

  3. Renee Getreu says:

    Please reply to Steve’s question about the discrepancy in published protein levels for veggies…

  4. Steve says:

    Well either your charts is wrong or the following chart is wrong because you’rs says spinach is 49% protein while this other chart says spinach is 4% protein. Tha’s a big difference.

    Vegetables High in Protein
    http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vegetables-high-in-protein.php

  5. Andrea says:

    What is the percentage based on?

  6. Kristie says:

    Curious, is this chart using cooked or raw foods for the percentages?

    Thanks,

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