How to Get Enough Protein From Plants

Plants have more protein than they get credit for.

The secret to effortlessly getting enough protein from plants lies in balancing your diet using relative protein content.

What is relative protein content

Relative protein content tells you how much of the energy provided by a food comes from protein (rather than fat or carbohydrates). You can calculate percent of calories from protein using grams of protein and calorie content.

This is a great way to compare foods because it doesn’t depend on serving sizes. Methods that compare different foods using mass (e.g. per 100 grams) or by volume (e.g. per cup cups), penalize foods with high water and fiber content. Methods that use “typical” serving sizes are far too arbitrary.

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