True or False: Vegetarian Proteins
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You probably know that a vegetarian diet can still pack in the protein, but how much do you know about specific fruits, vegetables and grains?
When it comes to protein, nothing beats the Red Delicious apple.
almost true: Apples are in the top five fruits for protein content.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it's not going to give you a lot of protein. A Red Delicious apple has only .32 percent protein content.
A baked potato has more protein in relation to its weight than a blueberry.
almost true: They're about the same.
Baked potatoes with the skin left on have a protein content of about 12 percent. Blueberries have antioxidants but are lightweights in the protein department.
Peanuts are a good source of protein.
almost true: Peanuts are a great source of fiber but not protein.
Peanuts have a lot of protein -- 100 grams of raw peanuts contains about 25.8 grams of protein.
Chickpeas beat out lentils as the legume with the most protein.
almost true: The two have practically the same amount of protein.
The lentil is king of the legumes when it comes to protein -- you'll get more than 28 grams of protein for every 100 grams of raw lentils.
Toss the chicken wings aside -- celery sticks have almost as much protein.
almost true: Celery sticks have few calories but almost all of them are from protein.
Celery doesn't have much protein in it at all -- 100 grams of raw celery will yield you just .75 grams of protein.
If you're shopping for vegetables with high protein content, you can't go wrong with artichokes.
almost true: Artichokes have lots of magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and fiber but not much protein.
Artichokes are packed with nutrients and contain more protein than most other veggies in the produce aisle.
Broccoli has a lot of protein and vitamin C with just a few other nutritional properties.
almost true: Broccoli is a good source of protein, vitamin C, iron, riboflavin, calcium and more.
Broccoli is a powerhouse vegetable with amazing nutritional value, even if it's reviled by former U.S. presidents.
Soybeans are a great source of vegetarian protein.
almost true: Soybeans have lots of protein, but only when converted into tofu.
Raw soybeans have more than 36 grams of protein per 100 grams of beans.
If a carrot and an eggplant had a protein duel, the fight would be a draw.
almost true: The carrot wins by the narrowest of margins.
Neither carrots nor eggplants are heavy hitters in the protein department, but by weight carrots just barely beat out the aubergine.
If Popeye wanted to get protein from green leafy vegetables, he should ditch the spinach and switch to kale.
almost true: Fresh spinach has more protein than kale but canned spinach doesn't.
Kale is low in calories, high in protein and has many other nutritional properties -- Popeye should take note!