Top 5 Nuts With Highest Amount of Protein

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Protein is vital for a healthy diet, serving as a building block for muscles, bones, and skin. It also helps the body manufacture hormones and enzymes. Nuts are one of the best non-meat sources of protein and are popular among vegetarians and those trying to cut down on their meat consumption. It is important to keep in mind that nuts are not a complete protein source, which means they do not provide all of the 9 essential amino acids needed by the body. Because of this, it is a good idea to include other protein-rich foods in your diet. Now let’s find out which nuts have the highest amount of protein:

Peanuts

Peanuts are incredibly delicious. They are high in protein, fiber, magnesium and many studies show that they can help you lose weight. Peanut butter is also high in protein, just make sure not to eat too much as it is quite “more-ish.” Protein content: 16% of calories. One ounce (28 g) has 7 grams, with 159 calories.

Almonds

28 g (1 ounce) serving of almonds contains 5.9 g of protein. An ounce of almonds (which is around 23 whole kernels) will provide the average adult with roughly 12% of their daily protein requirement, which is an impressive amount. However, this study found that almonds are low in the amino acids lysine, methionine and threonine, which means they are not a complete protein source.

Almond butter (which is prepared by grinding almonds down to a paste) is very popular and widely available. If you have a powerful food processor, you can also make your own fresh batch at home.

Pistachios and Cashews

Pistachios are another good protein source among nuts, delivering just under 6 grams of protein in a 1-ounce serving of 43 kernels. Stay away from salted pistachios, which can become almost addictive and send your blood pressure soaring, if you’re salt-sensitive. Toast and toss them onto salads for some extra crunch. Creamy cashews, which have one of the highest fat contents among nuts, offer a little over 5 grams of protein in an ounce. Process the raw nuts into cashew butter in your food processor for a rich, delicious alternative to peanut butter.

Walnuts

Walnuts are a great snack for good health and a happy heart. Studies show that they decrease cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, similar to macadamia nuts. Protein count: 3 grams per serving (about 10 walnuts)

Sources & References:
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www.livestrong.com
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www.healthline.com
spoonuniversity.com

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Photo by Jenn Kosar on Unsplash Protein is vital for a healthy diet, serving as a building block for muscles, bones, and skin. It also helps the body manufacture hormones and enzymes. Nuts are one of the best non-meat sources of protein and are popular among vegetarians and those trying to cut down...
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