6 Vegetables That Pack More Protein Than Your Beef

Black Beans

Protein content: 15g protein in 1 cup serving (cooked) = equivalent to 50g of pork loin or 80g of chicken meat from drumsticks (2 drumsticks)

Black beans are also packed with fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and lots of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. Plants use them to stay healthy and protect themselves from the damaging environment. Black beans also boast antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Butter (Lima) Beans

Protein content: 14g protein in 1 cup serving (cooked) = equivalent to ½ cup of scrambled eggs

They’re called butter beans for a reason. Delicate in flavor, butter beans are great ingredient for many dishes with their starchy yet buttery texture. They’re an excellent source of minerals like: iron, copper, manganese, calcium and magnesium, in addition to having more potassium than other beans.

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