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Nuts as a source of protein

by thegranolatree - March 25th, 2012.
Filed under: Healthy Living.
The following is based on a 1 ounce portion;
                                            Protein                             Calories                     Fiber
Peanuts                                6.71 grams                       166                           2.3 grams
Pistachios                             6.05 grams                       162                           2.9 grams
Almonds                              6.02 grams                       163                           3.5 grams
Cashews                              5.17 grams                       157                           0.94 grams
Walnut                                 4.32 grams                       185                           1.9 grams
Hazelnut                               4.24 grams                       178                           2.7 grams
Brazel Nuts                          4.06 grams                       186                           2.1 grams
Pine Nut                               3.88 grams                       191                           1.0 grams
Pecans                                 2.60 grams                       196                           2.7 grams
Macadamia                          2.24 grams                       204                           2.4 grams
As you can see peanuts, pistachios and almonds are your best source for protein. Did you know that 1 ounce of peanuts has a higher protein content than 1 ounce of quinoa. 1 ounce of quinoa has only 4 grams of protein.
For a high protein lunch or dinner salad try combining the two. Go to our recipe section and look for Quinoa and Peanut Salad.

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