Protein in Pasta, Cereals, Grains

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Whole Grains, Whole Lot of Excellent Health Benefits

Looking for protein grams? Some excellent food choices will provide your weight loss eating plan with such, including those from whole grains such as rice, different varieties of bread and whole grain cereals.

Let's take a deeper look at the protein grams found in macaroni, rice and warm breakfast cereals. Pasta that has been prepared using the yolk of the egg tend to be impressive per serving at about 7 to 8 grams, cooked.

To prepare your own, a cup of whole wheat flour mixed with one whole egg, a bit of salt and enough water to reach dough consistency can be used.

Roll out as thin as possible in noodle form.

Fresh prepared pasta requires minimal cooking time in comparison to dried. One to two minutes generally suffices while the dried forms require eight to twelve minutes to reach perfection.

Note that the spinach noodles on our list contain 8.5 protein grams and make an excellent choice for your weight loss plan.

Protein in Pasta, Cereal & Grains

FOOD SELECTION

SERVING SIZE & PREPARATION

PROTEIN g

Barley

1/2 cup cooked

1.8

Bran-Corn

2 Tablespoons-Raw

.8

Bran-Oat

2 Tablespoons-Raw

2.0

Bran-Rice

2 Tablespoons-Raw

1.4

Bran-Wheat

2 Tablespoons-Raw

1.1

Buckwheat Groats

1/2 Cup-Cooked

3.4

Bulgur Wheat

1/2 Cup-Cooked

2.8

Cornmeal-Yellow or White

1/4 Cup

2.4

Corn Grits-White or Yellow

1/2 Cup-Cooked

1.7

Couscous

1/2 Cup-Cooked

3.4

Hominy-White or Yellow-Canned

1/2 Cup

1.3

Millet

1/2 Cup-Cooked

4.2

Quinoa

1/4 Cup-Raw

5.6

Rice-Brown

1/2 Cooked

2.3

Rice-White

1/2 Cup-Cooked

2.4

Rice-Wild

1/2 Cup-Cooked

3.3

Rye

1/4 Cup-Raw

6.2

Wheat Germ

1/4 Cup-Toasted

8.3

Cream of Rice

1/4 Cup-Cooked

1.7

Cream of Wheat

3/4 Cup-Cooked

2.7

Farina

3/4 Cup-Cooked

2.4

Oatmeal

3/4 Cup-Cooked

4.6

Ralston

3/4 Cup-Cooked

4.2

Wheatena

3/4 Cup-Cooked

3.6

Macaroni

1 Cup-Cooked

6.7

Noodles-Chinese Cellophane, Dehydrated

1 Cup-Raw

7.7

Egg Noodles

1 Cup-Cooked

7.6

Spinach Noodles

1 Cup-Cooked

8.5

Pasta-Fresh

1 Cup-Cooked

7.2

Spaghetti

1 Cup-Cooked

6.7

Spaghetti-Whole Wheat

1 Cup-Cooked

7.5

Now let's peek in on the bread; bagels are some of the better choices with most containing about 6 protein grams. Most slices of bread range from 1 to 4 grams, depending upon the recipe used as well as the ingredients therein.

Nutrition Facts: Protein Grams in Breads

As to cold cereals, including other favorite breakfast selections - there are some good choices for protein. Bacon contains about 6 per three slices - and when the bacon is prepared in the microwave, the majority of the fat is zapped out.

Another great choice is pork sausage with 30 grams, but be sure that you purchase the reduced fat variety.

This reminds us of the variables in weight loss and health values. While protein may be rich in a particular food - or any other healthy element such as potassium or other minerals and vitamins - if the food is fatty, all those unhealthy lipids cancel out the healthy benefits that would have otherwise been received.

Nutrition Facts: Protein Grams in Cereals

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