We all know that the best source of proteins are Chicken, Eggs, lean meat etc. But have you ever thought that fruits can also be a good source of proteins. Below are the list of 10 common fruits which can be consumed on a daily basis and are a rich source of protein.
- Goji Berries(dried)
Goji berries, also known as Lycium barbarum is a rich source of protein. Goji berries a native to Asia has been used for health and medical purpose for over 2000 years. It has one of the richest sources of protein. 1 oz of serving contains 4.0 gms of proteins.
- Honeydew Melon
Honeydew melon aka Casaba melons is the fruit of one cultivar group of the muskmelon family. “Honeydew” is, in fact, the American name for the White Antibes cultivar which has been grown for many years in southern France and Algeria. In China, honeydews are known as Bailan melons. They are famous locally near Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province in China’s northwest. 100 gms of Honeydew melon contains 2.0 gms of protein.
Guavas are a common fruit in every country and are cheap and can be eaten daily. Guavas have a lot of health benefits and consuming it regularly helps -lower blood pressure, help reduce pain during menstruation, aid’s during weight loss, etc. 1 Guava contains 3.8 gms of protein
Mulberries are a superfood that is worth reflecting over. The trees are traditionally grown for their leaves mainly in Asia and North America as they’re the only food that silkworms eat. Fresh mulberries are rich in fiber, carbs, multivitamins, and minerals. Consuming this on a regular basis can help improve one’s health. 1 cup of mulberries contains 3.3 gms of proteins.
Apricots were originally cultivated in China, till the Persians discovered it. The Spanish explorers are given credit for introducing the fruit to the Americas, where today it thrives. Apricots have been popular fruit globally and have been used for many medical purposes. Few benefits of apricots are. Good for the Skin, It Strengthens Your Bones, Increases blood, etc. 1 cup of Apricot contains 3 gms of proteins.
Loganberry originated in Santa Cruz, California. The plant is thought to be a hybrid between the wild blackberry of the Pacific coast and the red raspberry, a cosmopolitan species. It is usually grown in large quantities in Oregon and Washington and is also cultivated in England and Australia, among other places. The fruit is canned, frozen for preserve or pie stock, or made into wine. Loganberry has a lot of good health benefits like reducing wrinkles, improving digestion, boosting brain memory, etc. 1 cup of Loganberry contains 2.7 gms of protein.
Feijoa or Pineapple Guava is a shrub or small tree, which is native to countries like Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Colombia. It is also grown in large quantities in New Zealand and is widely cultivated over the world for its sweet fruit, as well as for ornamental purposes. The fruit is green and ellipsoid-shaped, and roughly the size of a plum or a small avocado. The health benefits of Feijoa are many like, Regulates Blood Pressure, Reduces Cholesterol, Boosts Metabolism, etc. 1 cup of Feijoa contains 2.5 gms of Protein
- Red and white currants
Red and White currants are a species of flowering plant in the family Grossulariaceae, which is native to Europe. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1 m (3 ft) tall and broad, with palmate leaves, and masses of spherical, edible fruit (berries) in summer. The white currant differs from the red currant only in the color and flavor of these fruits, which are a translucent white and sweeter, while the nutritional value is the same for both. 100 gms of Red and White currant berries contain 1.57gms of protein.
Jackfruit, commonly found in the southeast Asian countries is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family. It is also called a Brahman’s meat in India and is used as an ingredient in the preparation of various dishes. It is rich in various nutrients and has many health benefits if consumed regularly. 100 gms of Jackfruit contains 1.72 gms of protein.
- Kiwi fruit
Kiwifruit is native to north-central and eastern China, is cultivated mainly in New Zealand and commercially exported all o Kiwi fruits are a rich source of potassium and proteins, It is high in citric acid and rich in Vitamin C. 100 gms of Kiwi fruits contain 2.1 gms of protein.