Protein in Foods
Animal & Plant Food Sources of Protein, Including Vegetarian

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Alcohol - Bagels - Beans 1 - Beans 2 - Protein in Beef - Bread - Breakfast Cereal 1 - Cereal 2 - Butter - Cheese 1 - Cheese 2
Protein in Chicken - Clams & Oysters - Cookies, Biscuits - Protein in Crab - Crackers - Protein in Cream - Crocodile - Donuts
Dried Fruit - Eggs - Fast Food - French Fries - Protein in Fruit Juice - Protein in Fish - Fish 2 - Fruit 1 - Fruit 2 - Grains & Wheat
Hamburgers - Ice Cream - Lamb - Margarine - Milk - Muffins - Protein in Nuts - Ostrich - Pheasant & Guinea Fowl - Pies
Protein in Pizza - Pork - Potatoes - Rice - Salad Dressing & Mayo - Protein in Sausage - Seeds - Shrimp & Lobster - Snacks
Soup - Soups - Protein in Turkey - Vegetables 1 - Vegetables 2 - Vegetables 3 - Protein in Venison - Yogurt

Protein in Foods

Protein Foods - Animal Foods vs. Plant Foods

Most recommendations for protein intake are based on animal-food sources of protein such as meat, cow's milk and eggs. However, studies show clearly that diets based solely on plant foods as sources of protein can be quite adequate and supply the recommended amounts of all essential amino acids for adults, even when a single plant food, such as rice, is virtually the sole source of protein. The American Dietetic Association emphasizes that protein combining at each meal is unnecessary, as long as a range of protein rich foods is eaten during the day.

Table 1. Approximate Protein in Selected Foods

Foods Protein Content
Ostrich 10 grams/ounce
Beef 7 grams/ounce
Poultry 7 grams/ounce
Fish 7 grams/ounce
Large Egg 7 grams/egg
Milk 8 grams/cup
Cheese (eg. Cheddar) 7 grams/ounce
Bread 4 grams/slice
Cereal 4 grams/1/2 cup
Vegetables 2 grams/ 1/2 cup
Soybeans (dry) 10 grams/ounce
Peanuts 7 grams/ounce
Lentils (dry) 6.5 grams/ounce
Red beans 6 grams/ounce
Baked potato 9 grams/8 ounces
Cashews 5 grams/ounce

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