9 Top Vegetarian Protein Sources

Protein is necessary for the proper growth, development, and repair of the human body.⁠

Vegetarian foods can be a great source of protein, and contrary to popular belief, most plant-based sources of protein contain all the essential amino acids. ⁠

When quantities of particular amino acids, like methionine and lysine, are low, combining pulses with grains balances their amino acid content and makes them "complete". ⁠

For example, combining lentils with rice or hummus with wholewheat bread.⁠

The current daily value (%DV) for protein is set at 50 grams per day and is meant as a general target for most people.

The average recommendation is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight, and more (1-2g) if you are active.⁠