Surprising Vegetables That Are Protein Powerhouses

1. Brussels Sprouts

Boiled cruciferous vegetables contain four grams of protein and the same quantity of fiber per cup.

2. Button Mushrooms

A cup of these, also known as white mushrooms, contains three grams of protein. 

Button Mushrooms

Mushrooms are technically fungi and not vegetables, but whatever.

3. Turnip Greens

If you're sick of spinach, try these fibrous greens, which have the robust texture of kale but a milder taste. 

Turnip Greens

A cup of sautéed turnip greens contains approximately five grams of protein.

4. Sweet Corn

Three grams of protein and three grams of fiber are contained in a medium-sized cob of corn. Tastes like summer too.

5. Oyster Mushrooms

Similar to white button mushrooms, each cup of these diced fungi contains three grams of protein.

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms, unlike white button mushrooms, have a meaty texture and moderate flavor.

6. Snowpeas

Two grams of protein are contained in one cup of uncooked snowpeas, which is not much.

7. Kale

The most popular superfood is also rich in protein. Or at least a small amount of the nutrient.


A cup of cooked kale contains approximately three grams.

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