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True or False: Vegetarian Proteins
by Staff
You probably know that a vegetarian diet can still pack in the protein, but how much do you know about specific fruits, vegetables and grains?

When it comes to protein, nothing beats the Red Delicious apple.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: Apples are in the top five fruits for protein content.

A baked potato has more protein in relation to its weight than a blueberry.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: They're about the same.

Peanuts are a good source of protein.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: Peanuts are a great source of fiber but not protein.

Chickpeas beat out lentils as the legume with the most protein.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: The two have practically the same amount of protein.

Toss the chicken wings aside -- celery sticks have almost as much protein.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: Celery sticks have few calories but almost all of them are from protein.

If you're shopping for vegetables with high protein content, you can't go wrong with artichokes.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: Artichokes have lots of magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and fiber but not much protein.

Broccoli has a lot of protein and vitamin C with just a few other nutritional properties.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: Broccoli is a good source of protein, vitamin C, iron, riboflavin, calcium and more.

Soybeans are a great source of vegetarian protein.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: Soybeans have lots of protein, but only when converted into tofu.

If a carrot and an eggplant had a protein duel, the fight would be a draw.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: The carrot wins by the narrowest of margins.

If Popeye wanted to get protein from green leafy vegetables, he should ditch the spinach and switch to kale.

  • true
  • false
  • almost true: Fresh spinach has more protein than kale but canned spinach doesn't.