Vegetables

27 Vegetables Highest in Protein

Everything in life needs protein to live, and vegetables can be a great source of protein. Below is a list of 27 vegetables ranked by their protein to calorie ratio.

Please be aware that this list might include fish, meat, soya or other foods that are restricted on all DBM programs.

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At all times, ensure that the foods you select are permitted by your DBM Physician for your health imbalance. Select only NON-GMO sources that are organic and/or sundried.

1: Sprouted Beans, Peas & Lentils

Protein in 100g Per 1/2 cup (35g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
13.1g 4.6g 1g protein per 9.3 calories

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2: Lima Beans (Cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup (170g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
6.8g 11.6g 1g protein per 18.1 calories

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3: Peas (Green)

Protein in 100g Per cup (145g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
5.4g 7.9g 1g protein per 15 calories

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4: Succotash (Corn and Limas, cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup (192g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
5.1g 9.7g 1g protein per 22.5 calories

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5: Kale

Protein in 100g Per cup (16g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
4.3g 0.7g 1g protein per 11.4 calories

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6: Broccoli Raab (Cime di Rapa, cooked)

Protein in 100g Per serving (85g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
3.8g 3.3g 1g protein per 8.7 calories

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7: Mushrooms (White, cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup, sliced (108g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
3.6g 3.9g 1g protein per 7.2 calories

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8: Mange Tout (Edible-Podded Peas, cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup (160g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
3.5g 5.6g 1g protein per 14.9 calories

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9: Sweet Corn (Yellow)

Protein in 100g Per cup (145g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
3.3g 4.7g 1g protein per 26 calories

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10: Artichokes (Globe or French)

Protein in 100g Per artichoke (128g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
3.3g 4.2g 1g protein per 14.2 calories

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11: Spinach (Cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup (180g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
3g 5.3g 1g protein per 7.7 calories

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12: Collard Greens

Protein in 100g Per cup (36g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
3g 1.1g 1g protein per 10.7 calories

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13: Parsley

Protein in 100g Per tablespoon (4g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
3g 0.1g 1g protein per 12 calories

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14: Mustard Greens

Protein in 100g Per cup (56g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.9g 1.6g 1g protein per 9.3 calories

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15: Broccoli

Protein in 100g 1 cup chopped (91g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.8g 2.6g 1g protein per 12.1 calories

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16: Baby Zucchini (Courgettes)

Protein in 100g Per zucchini (16g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.7g 0.4g 1g protein per 7.8 calories

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17: Garden Cress

Protein in 100g Per cup (50g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.6g 1.3g 1g protein per 12.3 calories

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18: Beet Greens (Cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup (144g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.6g 3.7g 1g protein per 10.4 calories

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19: Arugula (Rocket)

Protein in 100g Per 1/2 cup (10g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.6g 0.3g 1g protein per 9.6 calories

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20: Brussels Sprouts (Cooked)

Protein in 100g Per 1/2 cup (78g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.6g 2g 1g protein per 13.8 calories

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21: Bamboo Shoots

Protein in 100g Per cup (151g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.6g 3.9g 1g protein per 10.4 calories

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22: Squash (Hubbard, cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup, cubes (205g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.5g 5.1g 1g protein per 20 calories

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23: Asparagus (Cooked)

Protein in 100g Per 1/2 cup (90g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.4g 2.2g 1g protein per 9.2 calories

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24: Sugar Snap Peas (Green, cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup, pieces (116g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.3g 2.7g 1g protein per 17 calories

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25: Watercress

Protein in 100g Per cup (34g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
2.3g 0.8g 1g protein per 4.8 calories

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26: Cauliflower

Protein in 100g 1 cup chopped (107g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.9g 2.1g 1g protein per 13.2 calories

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27: Pak-Choi (Chinese Cabbage, cooked)

Protein in 100g Per cup (170g) Protein to Calorie Ratio
1.6g 2.7g 1g protein per 7.5 calories

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Extended list of Protein Rich Vegetables

Spirulina 57.5g per 100 gram serving 4g per tablespoon (7 grams) 1g protein per 5 calories
Sun Dried Tomatoes 14.1g per 100 gram serving 7.6g per cup (54 grams) 1g protein per 18.3 calories
Sun Dried Chili Peppers 10.6g per 100 gram serving 0.1g per chilli (1 gram) 1g protein per 30.6 calories
Shiitake Mushrooms (Dried) 9.6g per 100 gram serving 1.4g per 4 mushrooms (15 grams) 1g protein per 30.8 calories
Garlic 6.4g per 100 gram serving 0.6g per 3 cloves (9 grams) 1g protein per 23.3 calories
Grape Leaves 5.6g per 100 gram serving 0.8g per cup (14 grams) 1g protein per 16.6 calories
Tomato Paste (Canned) 4.3g per 100 gram serving 2.9g per 1/4 cup (66 grams) 1g protein per 19.1 calories
Jute Potherb (Cooked) 3.7g per 100 gram serving 3.2g per cup (87 grams) 1g protein per 10 calories
Chives 3.3g per 100 gram serving 0.1g per tablespoon (3 grams) 1g protein per 9.1 calories
Green Cauliflower (Cooked) 3g per 100 gram serving 2.7g per 1/5 head (90 grams) 1g protein per 10.7 calories
Malabar Spinach (Cooked) 3g per 100 gram serving 1.3g per cup (44 grams) 1g protein per 7.7 calories
Salsify (Cooked) 2.7g per 100 gram serving 3.7g per cup (135 grams) 1g protein per 25.2 calories
Pumpkin Leaves (Cooked) 2.7g per 100 gram serving 1.9g per cup (71 grams) 1g protein per 7.8 calories
Shallots 2.5g per 100 gram serving 0.3g per tablespoon, chopped (10 grams) 1g protein per 28.8 calories
Purslane 2g per 100 gram serving 0.9g per cup (43 grams) 1g protein per 10 calories
Coriander (Cilantro) 2.1g per 100gram serving 0.1g per 1/4 cup (4g) 1g protein per 11 calories

Protein Rich Vegetables Ranked by Percent Protein Content

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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