8 Protein-Rich Fruits and Vegetables


Pulses include chickpeas, lentils, and cow peas. According to the USDA, these items are vegetables. Due of their nutrients, pulses are in both the protein and vegetable dietary categories.


Corn, a vegetable, is sometimes called a starch. Corn provides 3.34 grams of plant-based protein.

Zespri SunGold Kiwi

Zespri SunGold Kiwis feature smooth hairless skin and luscious yellow meat that tastes sweet and refreshing. Two kiwis provide 1.7 grams of protein. It has 20 vitamins and minerals, including 100% of your vitamin C.

How to Eat Kiwi

Cut and scoop out the flesh or bite right in like an apple.


Guava has almost 4 grams of protein per cup, according to the USDA. This tropical fruit contains vitamin C, folate, and protein.


Edamame is soybeans in the pod. Protein is 9 grams every half-cup of edamame. Soy offers all 9 necessary amino acids. 


The FDA allows food labels to declare that “diets that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol and that include soy protein may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Soy protein may also prevent heart disease.


This fruit's flesh-like texture and almost 3 grams of protein per serving make it a popular meat replacement. Jackfruit is fibrous and thick. It tastes semi-sweet and resembles pulled pork or chicken in dishes.


Avocados provide fiber and healthful fats. It contains protein naturally. Protein is 4 grams every 7-ounce avocado. Avocado unsaturated fats help absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K, and E.


One medium artichoke has 4 grams of protein, antioxidants, fiber, and minerals. Artichoke extract may lower LDL cholesterol.

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