Right now, we consume more protein than we actually need.
In fact, the average intake is 90 g/day instead of the suggested maximum of 53 g. Animal protein is largely responsible for this intake. To reduce the portion of animal protein on our plates, we suggest consuming more plant protein by eating more legumes!
Here are the 5 legumes with the most plant protein:
With nearly 26.12 g/100 g, it’s the legume with the highest protein content. Fava beans are a nutritional powerhouse, providing ample carbohydrates, protein, fiber and vitamins, even when dried! They make a wonderful salad tossed with a vinaigrette and fresh herbs.
Lentils contain 25.8 g of plant protein per 100 g, putting them in the top 3 legumes with the most protein. They’re also low on the glycemic index, so they provide energy for your day.
With a protein content of 24.55 g/100 g, split peas come fourth on our list. Eat them in soup, pureed or in a salad!
Kidney beans contain 21.7 g of plant protein per 100 g. With their light texture and sweet flavor, they’re among the most consumed legumes in the world. They’re also the star ingredient in the famous chili sin carne (kidney beans, tomatoes, carrots, onions, corn, and chili pepper)!
Chickpeas contain 19.3 g of plant protein per 100 g. They’re delicious in hummus or falafel!
For us, legumes are the ULTIMATE solution for sustainable nutrition!