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Plants that are high in protein – Grow your own Protein

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Protein is essential for growth and repair of the body and provides us with energy. Protein is not only found in animal products, there are many great sources of protein that we can grow ourselves. Here is a list of plants that are high in protein.

Protein is present in a great many plants but the plants on this list are specifically plants that are high in protein. Kale, beans and nuts are famously protein-rich, but there are many other fantastic sources of protein that we can easily grow in our gardens and allotments here in the UK.

Plants that are high in protein:

  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Watercress
  • Spinach
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Sweet Corn
  • Peas
  • Broad Beans
  • Runner Beans
  • French Beans
  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hazel nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Sweet Chestnuts

Does anyone know of any other plants that are high in protein? Which plants on the list do you usually grow? Any you have never tried? Please share in the comments section below.

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