Protein in Fruit
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Sweet Desserts Without All the Calories & Fat
Need a lift that is low in caloric values, contains virtually zero fatty acid content (for most varieties), is caffeine free, potassium-rich - and even contains protein benefits?
Then pick freely from the trees, bushes and vines of the Fruit Group housed with the healthy American Food Pyramid.
Proteins & Fruit
By viewing our data chart below we can readily see that those contains more than two grams of protein include the dried varieties such as raisins.
Because dried fruits are also rich in sugary content, this should be considered when dieting because the sugar introduces caloric values to the nutritional equation. All foods which endure commercial processing tend to increase in energy values - at times substantially.
Therefore, keep in mind that only the fresh fruit selections will be the ones which are free of the lipids and which can be enjoyed without guilt.
Even bananas and coconuts - two fruits that are often associated with high caloric values. A very large banana contains a skinny 130 kcals or thereabouts.
As to the coconuts, they contain natural oils - a bit more plentiful than most other fruits, excepting that famous green guy, the avocado. Therefore, those which are higher in fats should also be consumed in moderation, dieting or not.
Protein Chart for Fruits
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