What is Vegan Protein?

Vegan protein is a protein that is derived from plant-based sources such as legumes, tofu, tempeh, nuts, seeds and grains.

Vegan protein comes from plant-based foods, a list of vegan protein sources includes:

  • Legumes
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Tofu
  • Tmpeh
  • Nuts e.g. almonds, walnuts, peanuts and Brazil nuts
  • Seeds e.g. chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds
  • Grains e.g. quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat

Legumes like beans, lentils and peas are high in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts, peanuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds are also rich in protein and contain healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Some grains like quinoa, amaranth or buckwheat also contain high levels of protein.1


  1. Plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals: Implementing diet as a primary modality in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease—PMC. (n.d.). Retrieved 16 April 2024, from

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