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Are Lentils High In Protein?

by Toni Olukiran

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Swapping to a plant-based diet and wondering where you can get your protein from? Read on to see whether lentils might just be the thing to help you get your gains in the gym.

What are lentils?

Lentils are a type of legume, which are originates from Asia and North Africa, and research has shown that it is one of the earliest food sources to humans dating back thousands of years. Popular in the previously mentioned cuisines, it is actually Canada that is the biggest producer of lentils in the world. Lentils come in several varieties, though the most common are puy, brown, red, yellow, green and beluga.  

Are lentils high in protein?

Yes, lentils contain 25% protein, making them a great plant-based alternative. A 200g of lentils is around 18g of protein, which is high considering the recommended intake of protein for women is around 45g for women and 55g for men. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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