What vegetables have protein?

August 18, 2013

ParrottCh7Fig2There is a tendency to think of protein as ‘meat’ and vegetarians as having a hard time getting enough protein in their diets. Actually, most vegetables have some protein. Even corn has some protein. The challenge in getting protein from vegetables is to know how much protein we need and how much protein a given vegetable has in it.

Taking corn, for example, you can get between 3 and 5 grams of protein, depending on whether the corn is fresh or cooked, in one cup of corn [see http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/much-protein-corn-7969.html]. That is about 3-9% of what we need in terms of protein in a day for a diet based on 1,800 calories.

There are different types of protein as well. So it is not just a matter of deciding to have 10 cups of corn to add up to your daily protein needs.

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    well i am from romania and i ate cheesecake for the first time last summer at the cheesecake factory in ny . i liked that cheesecake . but somebody made me a real cheesecake and i realised that homemade cheesecake is better .but what i was tring to tell you is that for me the cheesecake factory was the proper place to “meet a cheesecake . and yes i agree that everything is too much , too large there . sometimes you can’t eat the cheesecake because the salad was huge .so my advice is to order only a cheesecake , if you liked it of course .sorry for my grammar mistakes .

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