High Protein Fruits

Although eating more vegetables has become an increasingly common practice, some nutritional experts pointed out that this can lead to a certain level of protein deficiency. However, some vegetables such as soybeans contain a large amount of protein and regular consumption of such vegetables can compensate the potential loss. In fact, there are a variety of other fruits like avocados, pears and peaches which also contain a large amount of protein as well.

Nowadays healthy fruits have become more and more popular because of their low fat and calories. The special nutrients and antioxidants are also very important for the healthy of the body. For example, some protein rich fruits such as apricots contain not only a large amount of protein content, it contain other minerals such as calcium, zinc, folic acid, potassium, iron, fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin k. Avocado is another type of fruit which can be a protein supplement. Moreover, it is also a good source of heart-healthy fats. The calories of avocado is also very high and you shouldn’t take too much if you are on a diet.

Other protein-rich fruits include figs and peaches. The calorie and carbohydrate content included in dried figs are very high and it is also a good source of minerals like fiber, calcium, potassium and so on. Because of the rich nutrients included in figs, it is often recommended as a part of the daily diet for athletes. Peaches contain more protein than you may expected and a medium sized peach contains about two grams of protein. It is also rich in vitamin c and a, and some dietary fibers. Other fruits that can be a source of protein include wolfberry fruit, raspberry, apple, coconut, blackberry, plum, pear, watermelon, melon, lemon, cantaloupe, bananas and cherries.

In General, although fruits contain less protein contents than animal products, some of them can still provide adequate protein for the daily needs of a human being. Lots of these vegetables can also be used as a meat substitute. Some good examples of such vegetables include asparagus, corn, artichokes, cauliflower and so on. Some vegetables such as peas and lentils can even provide the same amount of protein as meat.

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