23 Fruits Highest in Protein

23 Fruits Highest in Protein

Fruits can be a good source of protein, though they tend to provide less than vegetables, beans, and other high protein foods. To be sure you get all the essential amino acids you need from fruits, use the complete protein calculator. Below is a list of fruits with the highest protein to calorie ratio. For more see the extended list of protein rich fruits, the list of dried fruits high in protein, and the list of protein rich fruits ranked by percent of protein.

#1: Guavas
Protein in 100gPer fruit (55g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.6g1.4g1g protein per 26 calories
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#2: Mulberries
Protein in 100gPer cup (140g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.4g2g1g protein per 31 calories
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#3: Blackberries
Protein in 100gPer cup (144g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.4g2g1g protein per 31 calories
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#4: Starfruit
Protein in 100gPer cup, sliced (108g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1g1.1g1g protein per 31 calories
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#5: Apricots
Protein in 100gPer apricot (35g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.4g0.5g1g protein per 34 calories
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#6: Kumquats
Protein in 100gPer fruit (19g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.9g0.4g1g protein per 37 calories
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#7: Nectarines
Protein in 100gPer fruit (142g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.1g1.5g1g protein per 40 calories
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#8: Grapefruit (White)
Protein in 100gPer 1/2 fruit (118g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
0.9g1g1g protein per 41 calories
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#9: Cantaloupe Melon
Protein in 100gPer wedge (102g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
0.8g0.9g1g protein per 43 calories
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#10: Peaches
Protein in 100gPer fruit (150g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
0.9g1.4g1g protein per 43 calories
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#11: Raspberries
Protein in 100gPer cup (123g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.2g1.5g1g protein per 43 calories
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#12: Passion Fruit
Protein in 100gPer cup (236g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.2g5.2g1g protein per 44 calories
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#13: Currants (Red, White & Black)
Protein in 100gPer cup (112g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.4g1.6g1g protein per 45 calories
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#14: Strawberries
Protein in 100gPer cup, sliced (166g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
0.7g1.1g1g protein per 46 calories
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#15: Pomegranate
Protein in 100gPer fruit (282g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.7g4.7g1g protein per 49 calories
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#16: Oranges
Protein in 100gPer fruit (121g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1g1.3g1g protein per 49 calories
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#17: Watermelon
Protein in 100gPer wedge (286g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
0.6g1.7g1g protein per 50 calories
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#18: Kiwi Fruit (Gold)
Protein in 100gPer fruit (86g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.2g1.1g1g protein per 50 calories
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#19: Jackfruit
Protein in 100gPer cup, sliced (165g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.7g2.8g1g protein per 56 calories
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#20: Cherries
Protein in 100gPer cup (138g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.1g1.5g1g protein per 57 calories
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#21: Honeydew Melon
Protein in 100gPer wedge (160g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
0.5g0.9g1g protein per 72 calories
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#22: Avocados
Protein in 100gPer avocado (201g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
2g4g1g protein per 80 calories
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#23: Bananas
Protein in 100gPer banana (118g)Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.1g1.3g1g protein per 81 calories
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Extended List of Protein Rich Fruits
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Dried Fruit High in Protein
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Protein Rich Fruits Ranked by Percent Protein Content
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Daisy Whitbread BSc (Hons) MSc DipION is a fully qualified nutritionist also trained in nutritional therapy. After her undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Physiology, she studied a Masters degree in Nutrition at King's College, London. She then studied Nutritional Therapy for three years at The Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Read more...