At the beginning of May, we came to you with a list of 5 protein-rich plants to incorporate into your regular diets. As you would suspect, however, there are plenty of plants that would fit the bill for being described as “protein-rich.” It is for this reason, that we have decided to come back with another 5 protein-rich plants for you to incorporate into your daily diet. As we have mentioned in other posts, potential disruptions in the food supply chain as a result of COVID-19 can be an opportunity to explore new dietary habits and make some qualitative adjustments to what you are eating. While these five vegetables should not be treated as a complete replacement for meat, they can certainly help those who cannot eat meat, or simply do not have it available. Check out our list below for additional suggestions for protein-rich vegetables, and be sure to keep an eye out for 50 related recipes, that will help you incorporate these items into actual meal plans.

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Lima Beans

The first food that we wanted to talk about was tasty lima beans. Serving as a great addition to salads, stews, and soups, lima beans are also incredibly rich in protein, fiber, and magnesium, accounting for 23%, 37%, and 30% respectively for your suggested daily values.

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Sweet Corn

Our next food is Sweet Corn: a tasty summertime food that is a crowd favorite for warm-weather get-togethers such as cookouts. Though sweet corn is a rich source of Magnesium and Fiber, it is also a great source of protein, with a 1-cup serving of corn accounting for 11% of your suggested daily intake value.

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts avowedly make the list because of its 8% daily value of protein content per cup. However, the real star of the show is this veggie’s vitamin content. With a 107% daily value of vitamin C, as well as a 182% daily value of vitamin K, it is quite possible that brussels sprouts are some of the most vitamin-rich plants that you can get your hands on.

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Edamame

If you thought that the protein content of Lima Beans was too good to be true, check out its widely-appreciated friend, Edamame. While rich in common minerals such as Iron, Magnesium and Zinc, this bean’s primary nutrients are Protein, with a 37% daily value, and Vitamin K with a 34% daily value.

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Asparagus

While asparagus has a reputation for being protein-rich, with a 6% daily value, this vegetable would seem to be a much richer source of Vitamin K, with approximately 46.6% of its daily value, per cup of asparagus consumed..

In closing, we hope that you appreciate these 5 additional protein-rich vegetables. With there being so much to choose from out there, hopefully, you are able to find something that is suited to your needs, tastes, and lifestyle.