Famous Foods With More Protein Than Beef

1. Lentils

Considering a 100-gram serving of lentils only has 116 calories total, that means it's made up of a whopping 31% protein, which is considerably more than ground beef.

2. Tempeh

Tempeh is a super popular protein source among vegans and vegetarians—and it's easy to see why. It has more fiber than tofu, and 42.3% calories from protein, which far surpasses beef.

3. Broccoli

Did you know it's also one of the best vegetable sources of protein? Since this cruciferous veggie is so low in calories, it contains a jaw-dropping 33% protein.

4. Edamame

Edamame is low in fat, high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and may actually help to lower your cholesterol.But what you may not realize is that edamame is also made up of 39.3% protein.

5. Kale

Kale is super low in calories but high in numerous essential vitamins, making it one of the most nutrient-dense foods around. It also happens to consist of 33.4% protein.

6. Spinach

Spinach is not only an excellent source of iron, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and K, but it also packs a surprising amount of protein.it boasts a staggering 50% protein.

7. Mushrooms

Don't underestimate the power of these nutritious fungi—with only 22 calories in a 100-gram serving, mushrooms are 56% protein. That's almost twice the percentage of protein in ground beef

And since mushrooms happen to have a meaty texture, they actually serve as the perfect beef substitute in burgers and tacos.

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