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Protein in the Vegan Diet
Table 3: Protein Content of Selected Animal-Derived Foods
Table 3 shows the amount of protein in selected foods from animal sources. Many of these foods are high in protein, so high that it may be difficult to remain below the suggested upper limit for protein which is 4.5 grams of protein per 100 calories for adults (6). A varied vegan diet can provide adequate, but not excessive protein.
FOOD AMOUNT PROTEIN PROTEIN (gm) (gm/100 cal)
Chicken, baked 3 oz 28 17.9 Pork roast 3 oz 25 11.4 Sirloin steak 3 oz. 24 11.4 Flounder, baked 3 oz 21 20.6 Ground beef, lean, baked 3 oz 20 8.9 Cow's milk 1 cup 8 5.1 Cheddar cheese 1 oz 7 6.2 Egg 1 large 6 8.4
Source: USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 12, 1998.
The RDA for protein for adult males is 63 grams per day; for adult females it is 50 grams per day. An average of no more than 4.5 grams of protein per 100 calories is recommended (6).
A 3-ounce portion of meat or fish is a small portion, about the size of the palm of an adult woman's hand.
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