The 20 Vegetables Highest In Protein

13) Cashews

Protein amount: 5 grams in a quarter cup serving

Besides having a moderate amount of protein, cashews provide around twenty percent of the daily recommended magnesium intake, as well as twelve percent of the daily recommended vitamin K intake which are two crucial nutrients when it comes to bone health and growth.

14) Pumpkin Seeds

Protein amount: 6 grams in a quarter cup serving

Pumpkin seeds are an excellent choice when it comes to having a healthy protein snack and they are filled with lots of minerals and provide half of the daily recommended magnesium intake, as well as zinc which boosts the immune system, omega-3 fatty acids, and tryptophan which can improve sleep quality.

15) Potatoes

Protein amount: 5 grams in one medium-sized potato

Potatoes contain a decent amount of protein and are an excellent side dish. They are wrongly thought of as having a few nutrients, but a medium-sized potato has around 5 grams of protein and provides twenty percent of the daily recommended magnesium intake which offers numerous heart health benefits.

16) Spinach

Protein amount: 4 grams in half-cup cooked serving

Four grams may not seem a big amount to you but considering it is a green vegetable, it sure is. And spinach salad is not the only thing you can make with it. Cooking it with cheese is one way you can increase its content of protein and make it a lot more delicious.

17) Corn (Organic)

Protein amount: 3 grams in half a cup serving

The same as potatoes, corn is often looked down upon as plant that hasn’t got great nutrition qualities, but if it’s served along with legumes and veggies rich in protein, it can make for a very nice and balanced plant-based meal. Always opt for organic, non-genetically modified fresh types, since most of the corn sold in markets has been modified genetically.

18) Avocados

Protein amount: 2 grams in a half-piece of medium-sized avocado

Avocados are super tasty, creamy and incredibly satiating, all of it owing to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and a small amount of protein. You can add it to guacamole or add it into a mojito smoothie.

19) Broccoli

Protein amount: 2 grams in a half-cup serving

Broccoli offers an amazing amount of fiber and has an amazing amount of protein considering it’s a vegetable. Additionally, it’s been shown to have amazing anti-cancer compounds including sulforaphane. You can increase your intake by preparing a salad with broccoli and peanuts which combines two plants rich in protein in one easy-to-cook meal.

20) Brussels Sprouts

Protein amount: 2 grams in a half-cup serving

Tiny Brussels sprouts are needlessly scorned for having a not-so-great taste, especially once frozen, but when it comes to having lots of nutrients they pack a powerful punch. Beside protein, they also have large amounts of vitamin K and potassium.

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