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10 Complete Proteins Vegetarians Need to Know About

What are ‘Complete Proteins’?

Certainly not two Proteins madly in love with each other, rehashing the line, ‘You complete me’ from Jerry Maguire.

This term actually refers to the amino acids that help building our proteins. It just so happens that almost all of these complete proteins are found in animal products, creating problems for vegetarians.

Get ready to know all about the10 Complete Proteins that can change vegetarian’s life! —

Buckwheat
Protein: 6 grams per 1 cup serving, cooked Mostly consumed after the seeds are made into flour, it improves circulation and control blood glucose levels.

Hempseed
Protein: 10 grams per 2 tablespoon servings Banned in many countries for being a relative of the cannabis, Hempseed has all 9 essential amino acids and a rich source of fatty acids.

Soy
Protein: 10 grams per 1/2 cup serving (firm tofu), 15 grams per 1/2 cup serving (tempeh and natto). A rich source of complete proteins, Soy is the meat substitute for vegetarians.

Rice and Beans
Protein: 7 grams per 1 cup serving. One of the best and cheapest vegan meal with plant protein, this awesome combo creates a perfect protein meal that equals meat.

Hummus and Pita
Protein: 7 grams per 1 whole wheat Pita and 2 tablespoons of hummus. This middle- eastern staple food has a similar amino acid profile to most legumes.

Chia
Protein: 4 grams per 2 tablespoon servings. The biggest plant source of Omega 3, Chia seeds contain more fibre than flax seeds or nuts.

Quinoa
Protein: 8 grams per 1 cup serving (cooked) Food so healthy that NASA plans to grow it on interplanetary space flights.

Sprouted Bread
Protein: 10 grams in 2 slicesOriginally described in the Bible, this complete protein has been in used for ages across all cultures.

Mycoprotein (Quorn)
Protein: 13 grams per 1/2 cup serving Bound together with free range egg whites, Quorn is not completely vegan. But its delicious taste makes it worth it.

Peanut Butter Sandwich
Protein: 15 grams per 2 slices with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, Yes! This world famous snack is a very rich source of complete protein. Though pretty high in calories, it contains all the essential amino acids.

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