You may be surprised to find avocados on a list of protein-filled fruits, but it outdoes many of its fruit relatives in the protein department, even though it gets most of the attention for its healthy fats.
Avocados used to be considered something you should avoid eating too much of because of their fat content. These days we know that not all fats are the same, and the kind of fat avocado contains are the kind that you should be getting, both to help lose fat and also as part of a complete and healthy diet.
Avocados have plenty of benefits in addition to their protein, and most of the time their potassium and healthy fat content is what gets the focus. You simply can’t go wrong by adding more avocado to your diet, especially in the summer and winter months.
7. Kumquat: 1.9g Protein (3% DV)
If you’ve never had a kumquat you definitely need to add it to your shopping list. Not only do they contain more protein than many other fruits, they are full of vitamins and phytonutrients that help the body in a number of ways.
Kumquats can be used as part of an anti-inflammatory diet designed to reduce the symptoms of inflammation in the body. They’re also a good source of fiber, and can give you a boost of energy if you’re feeling run down thanks to their riboflavin content.
Kumquats aren’t just a decent source of protein, they’re also a great source of important vitamins, vitamins such as Vitamin C which will help your immune system.
8. Jackfruit: 1.7g Protein (3% DV)
You may have to search around to find jackfruit, or go to a fruit market, but it’s worth the hunt. Jackfruit is not only a good source of fruit protein but it’s also high in Vitamin C and fiber, like many other fruits on our list.
One feature of jackfruit that you won’t want to overlook is its potassium content. Much like a banana a serving of jackfruit will boost your potassium and help you reach your daily requirement.
One thing that most fruits have in common is their antioxidant content. Jackfruit is no exception, and it contains Vitamin C as well as a bit of Vitamin A to help the body fight off free radical damage.
9. Currants: 1.4g Protein (3% DV)
Because of the bright red color of red currants, you can add a splash of color to your plate while at the same time adding protein, fiber, and important minerals to your diet.
Currants are loaded with fiber, and will help you meet your fiber needs. It’s important to consider fiber along with protein because many high-protein foods contain little to no fiber. Eating a food like currants that is a source of protein as well as fiber is a great way to supplement your protein intake and help your digestive system function.
Currants also provide you with a big chunk of your Vitamin C requirement, and are on par with the kind of Vitamin C you get from an orange.
10. Raspberries: 1.2g Protein (2% DV)
Raspberries may not be bursting with protein, but they will help contribute to your total grams of protein taken for the day, and round you out with an array of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, making them more than worth your while.
Raspberries and other berries made our list of superfoodsthanks to the antioxidant value they have, which is important when you’re trying to undo some of the damage by free radicals. You wouldn’t want to rely on raspberries alone to meet your antioxidant needs, but when combined with other healthy foods they will tip the scales in your favor.
In addition to their protein and antioxidant content, raspberries are also a respectable source of fiber, so you’re getting at least three great benefits from eating them.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”