Protein in Vegetables, Fruits,
Legumes, Seeds, and Nuts.




Do people really need to eat meat in order to supplement protein because fruits and vegetables don’t have enough? From the time of birth to about a year old is the fastest growing occurring during life time. So it may be assume that naturally mother’s milk have a lot of protein. In truth, mother’s milk has about 6% protein. Far less then what people had assumed. Meat, chicken, and fish have 20-30% of protein. Compare it with the rest of chart.


Protein Content in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds

Fruits:

    – Avocado: 5%
    – Banana: 4%
    – Orange: 9%
    – Papaya: 7%
    – Pumpkin: 15%
    – Peach: 7%
    – Watermelon: 7%


Vegetables:
    – Cabbage: 22%
    – Celery: 25%
    – Chinese Cabbage: 34%
    – Collards: 43%
    – Cucumber: 24%
    – Eggplant: 21%
    – Green peas: 30%
    – Lettuce: 34%
    – Onions: 16%
    – Parsley: 34%
    – Tomatoes: 18%


Nuts and Seeds:
    – Almonds: 15%
    – Pumpkin Seeds: 17%
    – Sesame Paste (Tahini) : 12%
    – Sunflower seeds: 15%


Legumes:
    – Broad Beans: 32%
    – Garbanzo Beans: 23%
    – Lentils: 29%
    – Lima Beans: 26%
    – Navy Beans: 26%
    – Mung Bean Sprouts: 43%
    – Soy Flour: 35%
    – Soybean Sprouts: 54%
    – Soybeans: 35%
    – Soy Sauce: 33%
    – Tofu: 43%
    – Split Peas: 28%


Grains:
    – Buckwheat: 15%
    – Barley: 11%
    – Brown Rice: 8%
    – Millet: 12%
    – Oatmeal: 15%
    – Rye: 14%
    – Wheat: 17%
    – Wheat Germ: 31%
    – Wild Rice: 16%


Grains, Root vegetables, and Others:
    – Potato: 11%

*Data from "Nutritive Value of American Foods in Common Units" USDA Agriculture Handbook No. 456



Average protein content of a low-fat food diet 7-8%.

Protein in Mother’s Milk 6%.




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