List of foods by protein content

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Below is a list of protein content in foods, organised by food group and given in measurements of grams of protein per 100 grams of food portion.

Egg and dairy[edit]


Protein content range: 7.0 to 40.8

Whole chicken egg

10.62 to 13.63 (cooked)


Meat and mock meat[edit]

Common red meats
Meat oddities
White meat

Vegetables, grain and pulses[edit]

Baked products

Other food elements[edit]

Natural protein concentrates (often used in bodybuilding or as sports dietary supplements):

It is to be noted that not all protein is equally digestible. Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) is a method of evaluating the protein quality based on the amino acid requirements of humans.


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