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protein in peas

Did you know there are 4 grams of protein in a serving of peas? Isn't that wild? I would never have guessed there was any protein at all in peas.

Mon. May 7, 9:39am

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Brussel sprouts have 3g protein - I found that surprising too.

Monday, May 07, 2007, 10:34 AM

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they're also FULL of fiber!!!!! yay!

Monday, May 07, 2007, 1:45 PM

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One cup of cooked spinach has 5 gms of protein.

Monday, May 07, 2007, 5:18 PM

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377% of your vitamin A requirement and 41 calories.

Monday, May 07, 2007, 5:19 PM

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cool! I love peas.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 11:08 AM

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SHHHH! the meat and dairy industry does NOT want the public to kow that! they work hard to use their money and political power to convince America that we cannot get protein without animal products.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 11:45 AM

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11:45 Too true!

100gms raw broccoli - 3 gms protein, 34 calories
100 gms cooked spinach - 3 gms protein, 23 calories
100 gms lean hamburger (aka 85%lean, aka ground round) - 19 gms protein, 215 calories
100 gms canned pinto beans - 5 gms protein, 86 calories

Broccoli = 11.3 calories per protein gram
Spinach = 7.6 calories per protein gram
Ground Round = 11.3 calories per protein gram
pinto beans = 17.2 calories per protein gram

Of course with the broccoli, spinach and beans you get lots of fiber, vitamins, and phytonutrients.

With the burger you get saturated fat, cholesterol, hormones, etc. And fries!


Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 1:16 PM

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Nutrient density is important as well- this is a list of the most nuturient dense foods:

Kale 1000
Collards 876
Spinach 853
Bok Choy 803
Romaine 452
Boston 412
Broccoli 376
Artichoke 334
Cabbage 329
Green Pepper 295
Carrots 273
Asparagus 269
Strawberry 245
Cauliflower 261
Tomato 187
Cherries 188
Blueberries 150
Iceberg 133
Flax Seeds 131
Orange 124
Cantaloupe 117

Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 2:51 PM

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what do the numbers mean? can you cite your source? thanks!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 4:10 PM

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