True or False: Vegetarian Proteins

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4 Min Quiz

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

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it's not going to give you a lot of protein. A Red Delicious apple has only .32 percent protein content.

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

Baked potatoes with the skin left on have a protein content of about 12 percent. Blueberries have antioxidants but are lightweights in the protein department.

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Peanuts are a good source of protein.

Peanuts have a lot of protein -- 100 grams of raw peanuts contains about 25.8 grams of protein.

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

The lentil is king of the legumes when it comes to protein -- you'll get more than 28 grams of protein for every 100 grams of raw lentils.

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

Celery doesn't have much protein in it at all -- 100 grams of raw celery will yield you just .75 grams of protein.

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

Artichokes are packed with nutrients and contain more protein than most other veggies in the produce aisle.

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

Broccoli is a powerhouse vegetable with amazing nutritional value, even if it's reviled by former U.S. presidents.

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Soybeans are a great source of vegetarian protein.

Raw soybeans have more than 36 grams of protein per 100 grams of beans.

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

Neither carrots nor eggplants are heavy hitters in the protein department, but by weight carrots just barely beat out the aubergine.

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

Kale is low in calories, high in protein and has many other nutritional properties -- Popeye should take note!

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About This Quiz

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?

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