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High Protein Nuts Seeds & Pulses

Pulses may not make your heart beat with excitement BUT they are one of your best ways of getting protein into your body. They give a high energy level, cleanse the digestive tract, and contain calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and folic acid.

Nuts are full of good fats, polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated. They are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The brain is actually made up 60% good fat so the brain and the nervous system benefit greatly from these.

Studies have shown that eating nuts lowers the risk of heart disease as these "good" fats don't block the arteries, unlike the saturated fats that are found in dairy products and other foods.

People have thought that nuts are too high in fat for too many years so get munching, the essential fatty acids actually help to burn fat that is stored in our bodies.

Here is a list of some of the best nuts, seeds and pulses along with their nutritional value.

Food (100g) Protein Carbs Fat Calories
Almond Nuts 21.1g 6.9g 55.8g 2541kJ (614kcal)
Coconut 3.33g 15.23g 33.49g 354
Peanut Butter (Crunchy) 24.9g 10.1g 50.2g 2452kJ
Pumpkin Seeds 28.8g 15.2g 45.6g 2435kJ/586kcal
Sunflower Seeds 23.4g 18.6g 47.5g 2475kJ (600kcal)

How much much protein is in nuts, seeds & pulses?

The amount of protein is different in each type of nut, seed or pulse so it isn't possible to say exactly how much protein is in nuts, seeds or pulses.