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Vegetables Highest in Protein


Everything in life needs protein to live, and vegetables can be a great source of protein. Below is a ranking of 34 vegetables highest in protein. The servings size for comparison is 100 grams which can be anywhere from half a cup to two cups depending on the weight and water content of the vegetables. The range of protein provided is between 3 - 14 grams per 100 gram serving. For more see the articles on high protein foods, beans and legumes highest in protein, and grains with the highest protein to carbohydrate ratio.
#1 Sun-Dried Tomatoes 258 calories Protein: 14% Carb: 56% Fat: 2% Other (water): 28%
#2 Soybean Sprouts 125 calories Protein: 13% Carb: 9% Fat: 7% Other (water): 71%
#3 Winged Beans 148 calories Protein: 12% Carb: 28% Fat: 1% Other (water): 59%
#4 Lentil Sprouts 106 calories Protein: 9% Carb: 22% Fat: 0% Other (water): 69%
#5 Baby Lima Beans 132 calories Protein: 8% Carb: 25% Fat: 0% Other (water): 67%
#6 Garlic 149 calories Protein: 6% Carb: 33% Fat: 0% Other (water): 61%
#7 Dried Seaweed(Sushi Nori) 306 calories Protein: 6% Carb: 81% Fat: 0% Other (water): 13%
#8 Grape Leaves 93 calories Protein: 6% Carb: 17% Fat: 1% Other (water): 76%
#9 Green Peas 77 calories Protein: 5% Carb: 14% Fat: 0% Other (water): 81%
#10 Succotash(Corn And Limas) 115 calories Protein: 5% Carb: 24% Fat: 1% Other (water): 70%
#11 Wasabi Root 109 calories Protein: 5% Carb: 24% Fat: 0% Other (water): 71%
#12 Portabella Mushrooms 35 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 5% Fat: 0% Other (water): 91%
#13 Spinach 34 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 5% Fat: 1% Other (water): 90%
#14 Alfalfa Sprouts 23 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 2% Fat: 1% Other (water): 93%
#15 Peas And Onions 70 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 14% Fat: 0% Other (water): 82%
#16 White Mushrooms 44 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 6% Fat: 0% Other (water): 90%
#17 Broccoli Raab 33 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 3% Fat: 0% Other (water): 93%
#18 Straw Mushrooms 32 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 5% Fat: 0% Other (water): 91%
#19 Brussels Sprouts 41 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 8% Fat: 0% Other (water): 88%
#20 Balsam-Pear (Bitter Gourd) 34 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 7% Fat: 0% Other (water): 89%
#21 Podded Peas 52 calories Protein: 4% Carb: 9% Fat: 0% Other (water): 87%
#22 Shiitake Mushrooms 48 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 8% Fat: 0% Other (water): 89%
#23 Peas And Carrots 53 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 11% Fat: 0% Other (water): 86%
#24 Turnip Greens 29 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 5% Fat: 0% Other (water): 92%
#25 Sweet Corn 108 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 25% Fat: 1% Other (water): 71%
#26 Oyster Mushrooms 43 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 6% Fat: 0% Other (water): 91%
#27 Kale 50 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 10% Fat: 0% Other (water): 87%
#28 Artichokes (Globe Or French) 47 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 11% Fat: 0% Other (water): 86%
#29 Chives 30 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 4% Fat: 1% Other (water): 92%
#30 Asparagus 24 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 4% Fat: 0% Other (water): 93%
#31 Broccoli 28 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 5% Fat: 0% Other (water): 92%
#32 Cauliflower 32 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 6% Fat: 0% Other (water): 91%
#33 Collards 36 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 7% Fat: 0% Other (water): 90%
#34 Parsley 36 calories Protein: 3% Carb: 6% Fat: 1% Other (water): 90%
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