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What are the highest protein sources for vegetarians/vegans?

As long as you aren't eating the same food every meal, you will get enough protein on a vegan diet. Vegetables, potatoes, rice, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and soy etc. all contain plenty of protein. ...
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Is meat protein really "better" than protein from a vegan or vegetarian source?

One difference between animal protein and plant protein is that plant protein breaks down much more quickly than animal protein (which is why that feeling of being horribly full for a long time after ...
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What is Seitan? How do I get it?

Seitan is a meat substitute made from wheat. It has a meaty, almost beef-like texture and is very high in protein at 75g of protein per 100g of seitan. It is also known as wheat gluten, vital wheat ...
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What are the highest protein sources for vegetarians/vegans?

This will not be a comprehensive answer and is intended to kick-start what might end up as part of a FAQ. Most pulses (the seeds from legumes) e.g. lentils, are a good protein source and are also ...
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Is meat protein really "better" than protein from a vegan or vegetarian source?

One aspect of "protein quality" refers to how close a type of protein is to being "complete", i.e. containing all the nine essential amino acids in sufficient amounts. Most meat, fish, whey (milk ...
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Can you achieve sufficient daily complete proteins as a vegan if you only eat grains, fruits, vegetables and other whole foods?

It is very easy to get adaquate protein from whole plant based products. Below is an excerpt from an article published in the Western Journal of Medicine in May 1994: ... Protein needs are the ...
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What is Tempeh?

Tempeh is a fermented soybean product, which is typically bound into a cake-like form by a type of fungus (Rhizophus oligosprorus). To create tempeh the beans have to be incubated and steamed. ...
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Cheapest vegan protein options

Actually I disagree with you that protein is a major obstacle to going vegan. It's everywhere! Grains and pulses are probably the cheapest protein-rich foods. Protein content in beans, peas and ...
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Is "protein combining" necessary to be healthy on a vegan diet?

Incomplete protein sources aren't a bad thing. You just can't live entirely on only one. Most vegetables are only deficient in 1 or 2 amino acids (the components of proteins). However other vegetables ...
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How much protein does Aquafaba contain?

Very little. According to the ESHA database, via https://cronometer.com/, 100g of aquafaba contains 1g of protein: If you're interested in making meringues or something with aquafaba, go ahead and ...
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Are insects a feasible source of proteins for the new millennium?

According to the FAO report, crickets have a live weight feed conversion ratio of 1.7. This means 1kg of live cricket requires 1.7kg of feed. Crickets are approximately 80% edible, giving a feed-to-...
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Is it advisable to avoid seitan?

Your concerns about GMOs and food processing apply more broadly than this specific food, and I would recommend looking into each issue in general rather than in regards to seitan specifically. Seitan ...
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Difference between flour and wheat gluten when making seitan

Gluten is the main protein component of wheat. You can use ordinary flour and process it into seitan yourself by washing the starch out of it, or you can buy gluten powder, which might be sold as "...
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Is it bad for your health to consume less than the recommended 0.8 g of protein per kg of body weight per day?

The WHO recommendations are based on the necessary levels for 97.5% of the population, with a recommendation of 0.83g of protein per kg. However, the median person only needs 0.66g of protein per kg, ...
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Which is healthier: beef burgers or vegan burgers?

Health comparison has there been any studies comparing short-term & long-term health effects of cow vs. vegan burgers Because cow and vegan burgers are nutritionally different from one another, ...
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Is "protein combining" necessary to be healthy on a vegan diet?

This article suggests that there are vegan "complete protein" sources: Forks Over Knives In practice, you probably will get protein from a variety of food sources; but I don't know that you will have ...
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Is it advisable to avoid seitan?

Seitan is made by the simple process of washing the starch out of wheat dough, leaving the gluten. It should be remembered that seitan, although this name for it is new, is a traditional food in ...
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Cheapest vegan protein options

Here is a list of foods ranked by grams protein per British pound, which may vary in the US, but not likely by that much (note its a bit of a random selection). The third column is protein per unit of ...
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Are there risks from eating too much nutritional yeast?

Nutritional yeast is best consumed in small amounts daily. Nutritional yeast is a very high source of niacin (Vitamin B3). The tolerable upper limit (TUL) for niacin is set at 30 mg per day because ...
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Which plant-based milks have the highest protein content?

Soy milk is the only common plant-based milk with a protein content comparable to dairy milk, which has a protein content of up to 3.4g per 100ml (the lowest fat cow's milk sold has the highest ...
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What bean provides the best source of essential amino acids?

The best bean is variety The main concerns with bean are that many are incomplete proteins: they are relatively low in Lysine and Methionine. However, there are some exceptions. Most notably Soy is ...
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How can I determine how much protein I need in a vegan diet?

If you are having issues reaching your protein goals, you can supplement your diet with soy protein powder. It's cheap, a source of all 9 essential aminoacids, and it has a bland taste, so you can mix ...
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Is "protein combining" necessary to be healthy on a vegan diet?

Most vegan diets are adequate for health (provide all essential amino acids) without any particular focus on protein combining. A poorly planned vegan diet may be deficient in lysine, but this can be ...
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Why is green gram, also known as mung bean, not a popular protein source?

As a European, my personal reason is that it is not grown anywhere near home, as opposed to many other legumes. According to this article, largest producers are China, India, Myanmar and Indonesia. ...
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Does any combination of a cereal and a legume provide the complete range of amino acids?

Yes, that is correct. Grains and legumes, for example, can be called complementary amino acid sources because when you combine the one with the other, you get all of the essential amino acids. Nuts ...
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Is "protein combining" necessary to be healthy on a vegan diet?

My understanding (if I'm allowed to answer here without providing references) is that "protein combining" used to be a talked-about topic. It's less talked-about now because now it's assumed that, ...
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Which essential amino acids are the most likely to be deficient in a vegan diet?

An answer has been given on the Health Stack Exchange: A vegan diet is based only on vegetal foods. If we analyze the amino acid content of different food protein sources (animal and plant ...
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What is Seitan? How do I get it?

Seitan is a substitute mainly made of wheat gluten (so be sure to not have any allergy in this area). I mostly buy it in dried form and then water it (see the product you choose for more details). ...
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Is it bad to consume large quantities of spirulina and chlorella?

This answer focuses not on the proteins but on the effects of the vitamin B12 found in Spirulina. TL;DR You can't be sure yet whether or not Spirulina is bad. There are not enough studies with ...

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