Surprising Sources Of Protein You Might Have Overlooked

If I lined up 10 people and asked them to name a source of protein what do you think would be the common answer? I think answers would be along the lines of chicken, beef, eggs and other meat or diary products. Did you know however that foods like sunflower seeds, quinoa, cottage cheese and oats contain good amounts of protein per 100g serving. To put it in perspective, 100g of chicken breast offers 22g of protein which is a great amount. Comparing this to other foods which are plant based for instance, you can still get a good amount of protein which will meet your requirements. Check out the list below and be sure to fulfill your protein needs in other ways :)

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.


  • Jon

    Why isn't Hemp seed on this list? its full of amino acids and is one of the top protein sources, very high in fibre, great addition to any diet.

    Do an article on Hemp seeds please? :D

    • Scott Riches
      December 4, 2013 Scott Riches

      Great shout Jon, there are lots of others I missed off the list but I wanted people to get a feel of common foods they can include in their diet and still meet their protein requirements. Thanks for the comment :)

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