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Lists of High Protein Rich Foods

Updated on September 4, 2016
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Proteins are the most abundant macromolecules in the cell, and they carry out most of the work in a cell. Protection of the body from infection ,mechanical strength, and catalysis of metabolic reactions- all are functions of protein that are essential to life.

Essential amino acids must be acquired in the diet ; non essential amino acids can be synthesized by the body.Complete proteins contain all essential and non essential amino acids.

Protein digestion begins in the stomach, where protein are digested by the enzyme pepsin.Further digestion occurs in the small intestine by enzymes such as trypsin and chymotrypsin.

Protein deficiency cause severe under nourishment- Kwashiorker is a serious condition mostly resulted in children.

Milk Products

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Protein Content in Dairy Products

Food item (Serving Size)
Protein
Calories
Cheese (1 slice)
6.50 g
103.88
Milk (1 cup)
8.07 g
153.72
Cheese food, cold pack (100g)
19.60 g
331.00
Yogurt, plain (1 cup )
8.40 g
149.45
 
 
 

Protein content in Egg/Meat/Fish

Food item
Protein
Calorie
Egg, yolk, dried 100g
34.25 g
666.0
Beef, variety meats and by-products 100g
21.85 g
319.00
Veal 100g
9.42 g
642.00
Tuna100g
29.91 g
184.00
Sardine 100g
24.62 g
208.00
Oyster 100g
18.90 g
163.00

Protein rich Nuts

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Protein Content in Nuts

Food item (Quantity)
Protein
Calories
Almonds (100g )
21.26 g
578.00
Beechnuts, dried (100g )
5.87 g
576.00
Cashew nuts, roasted, with salt (100g )
14.72 g
574.00
Peanuts, roasted, with salt (100g )
23.25 g
585.00
Pistachio, roasted, with salt (100g)
21.35 g
568.00
Walnuts, black, dried 1 cup, chopped
29.06 g
772.50
 
 
 
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Protein Content in Legumes

Food item ( Quantity)
Proteins
Calories
Beans, black, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (100g)
8.86 g
132.00
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (100g)
8.86 g
164.00
Cowpeas, catjang, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (100g)
8.13 g
117.00
Beans, french, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (100g)
7.05 g
129.00
Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (100g)
9.02 g
116.00
(Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (100g) .
8.67 g
127
Soybeans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (100g)
16.64 g
173.00
Winged beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt (100g)
10.08 g
147.00

Protein rich Vegetables

Lentils
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Protein content in Vegetables

Vegetables
Proteins
Calorie
Amaranth leaves, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt(100g)
1.67 g
21.00
Arrowroot, raw (100g)
4.11 g
65.00
Carrots (100g)
0.93 g
41.00
Cabbage (100g)
1.21 g
24.00
Lentils, sprouted, cooked, stir-fried, with salt (100g)
7.15 g
101.00
Mushroom, oyster (100g)
4.14 g
37.00
Parsley, freeze-dried (100g)
31.30 g
271.00
Onions (100g)
0.92 g
42.00
Potato (100g)
2.02 g
77.00
Spinach (100g)
2.86 g
23.00
Tomatoes, sun-dried (100g)
14.11 g
258.00
Turnip greens, raw (100g)
1.50 g
30.00

Single Cell Protein (SCP)

Spirulina

Spirulina for Astronaut: NASA found spirulina to be an outstanding, compact space food for astronauts (1 kg. of Spirulina is equivalent to 1000 kgs. of assorted vegetables,6 times more protein than eggs!).


Functions of Proteins in Living Organisms with Examples

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      vivekanandhan.p 3 years ago

      thank qqq for your voluble information......

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      Deena 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for the visit& comment,Dexter Yarbrough

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Great information! Thanks for sharing!