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This Bean Contains The Highest Amount Of Protein
Per Serving
By AUTUMN SWIERS
The human body doesn't naturally store protein, so folks need to consume protein regularly through their daily diets to create, maintain, and fuel their cells. According to experts, a person's RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of their body weight.
For example, to calculate your personal RDA, you can multiply your own weight in pounds by 0.36. While meat sources might be the easiest way to reach your RDA, they are high in saturated fats, and that's where soybeans come in.
Boiled soybeans (also known as edamame) pack the most protein of any bean — just ½ cup will provide 32% of the recommended total daily protein for a 2,000-calorie diet. For comparison, one cup of chickpeas contains 10.7 grams of protein to soybeans’ 29 grams.
If you need another reason to give edamame a try, it is also high in iron and calcium, low in calories and cholesterol, and is naturally gluten-free. To incorporate more edamame into your diet try roasting or crisping them on the skillet and tossing them into a salad.