Proteins, an essential nutrient for the human body. They are one of the building blocks of human body, which serve as a fuel also. We can see plenty of Non-veg protein foods but vegetarians always have question that do we have high protein foods? Obviously yes, nature gives us everything. We have seen high protein percentage in dairy products but they are loaded with extra fat and carbs also but today we shall move to other veg-protein sources with low fat percentage.
>Soy Bean and Processed Soy Supplement: Soy is the first known Non-processed beans with higher protein percentage. You can choose soy supplement as powder where isolate soy can give you upto 90 percent protein by weight.
>Whey Protein: Whey is also a veg protein supplement which is developed from cheese. It is basically found in three forms concentrate, isolate, hydrolysate. Most popular whey protein form is isolate. It can also give you upto 90 percent protein by weight in it's purest form.
>Non fat mozzarella cheese: Non fat mozzarella cheese is a veg protein food which gives you upto 33 gram of protein per 100 gram. Reduced-fat mozzarella cheese can be part of a healthy weight-loss diet, especially when used to replace whole-milk cheeses.
NOTE: Eating too much cheese may be harmful to your health. Mozzarella cheeses, even reduced-fat varieties, contain saturated fat and sodium.
>Nuts(Walnuts, Peanuts, Almonds, Pistachio, Cashew): Nutritious food list can't be prepared without nuts, nuts have everything from heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins to minerals. Nuts offer you high protein ranging from 16- 24 gram protein per 100 gram.
>Pulses/ Dal: Dals are favourite Indian food with high protein. We can name few here with their respective protein content
Red Lentils / Pink Dal / Masoor Dal: 26.0g
Chana Dal / Bengal Gram: 25.4 g
Urid Dal / Urad Bean: 24.0g
Moong Dal / Green Gram: 23.86g
Tur Dal / Red Gram / Pigeon Pea: 22.3g
(Beans from the same family of pulses: Except Soy bean we have Kidney Beans (17g), White Beans (17g), Lima Beans (15g), Fava Beans (14g), Black Beans (15g), Mung Beans (14g) which have high protein percentage.)
>Quinoa: Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. Not because it has protein but high quality fibre also. It has 8 gram protein per cup nearly 170 gram.
>Oatmeal: One of the healthiest food on the planet. it has everything from protein to fibre. It gives 12 gram protein per 100 gram.
>Curd: A dairy product obtained by coagulating milk in a process called curdling, it has 11 to 26 gram of protein depending on the type of milk i.e. skimmed, whole.
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