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61 Nuts and Seeds Highest in Protein

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50g Protein = 100% DV
  1. Hemp Seeds
    9g (18% DV) in 1oz
  2. Dried Pumpkin and Squash Seeds
    8.6g (17% DV) in 1 oz
  3. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (Unsalted)
    8.5g (17% DV) in 1 oz
  4. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (Salted)
    8.5g (17% DV) in 1 oz
  5. Butternuts (Dried)
    7.1g (14% DV) in 1 oz
  6. Dry Roasted Peanuts
    6.9g (14% DV) in 1 oz
  7. Black Walnuts (Dried)
    6.8g (14% DV) in 1 oz
  8. Almonds
    6g (12% DV) in 1 oz (23 whole kernels)
  9. Dry Roasted Pistachio Nuts
    6g (12% DV) in 1 oz (49 kernels)
  10. Dry Roasted Almonds
    6g (12% DV) in 1 oz (22 whole kernels)
  11. Dried Sunflower Seeds
    5.8g (12% DV) in 1 oz
  12. Pistachio Nuts
    5.7g (11% DV) in 1 oz (49 kernels)
  13. Dry-Roasted Mixed Nuts (Salted)
    5.5g (11% DV) in 1 oz
  14. Dry Roasted Sunflower Seeds
    5.5g (11% DV) in 1 oz
  15. Dry Roasted Sunflower Seeds (With Salt)
    5.5g (11% DV) in 1 oz
  16. Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds (With Shells)
    5.3g (11% DV) in 1 oz (85 seeds)
  17. Flax Seeds
    5.2g (10% DV) in 1oz
  18. Cashews (Raw)
    5.2g (10% DV) in 1 oz
  19. Sesame Butter (Tahini)
    5.1g (10% DV) in 1 oz
  20. Cashew Butter
    5g (10% DV) in 1 oz
  21. Sesame Seeds (Toasted)
    4.8g (10% DV) in 1 oz
  22. Oil Roasted Cashews
    4.8g (10% DV) in 1 oz (18 kernels)
  23. Chia Seeds
    4.7g (9% DV) in 1 oz
  24. Safflower Seeds
    4.6g (9% DV) in 1 oz
  25. Coconut Milk
    4.6g (9% DV) in 1 cup
  26. Dried Lotus Seeds
    4.4g (9% DV) in 1 oz (42 medium seeds)
  27. Dry-roasted Cashews
    4.3g (9% DV) in 1 oz
  28. Walnuts
    4.3g (9% DV) in 1 oz (14 halves)
  29. Dry Roasted Hazelnuts
    4.3g (9% DV) in 1 oz
  30. Hazelnuts
    4.2g (8% DV) in 1 oz (21 whole kernels)
  31. Brazilnuts
    4.1g (8% DV) in 1 oz (6 kernels)
  32. Pine Nuts (Dried)
    3.9g (8% DV) in 1 oz (167 kernels)
  33. Dried Hickorynuts
    3.6g (7% DV) in 1 oz
  34. Almond Butter
    3.4g (7% DV) in 1 tbsp
  35. Dried Pine Nuts
    3.3g (7% DV) in 1 oz
  36. Dried Pilinuts
    3.1g (6% DV) in 1 oz (15 kernels)
  37. Dried Ginkgo Nuts
    2.9g (6% DV) in 1 oz
  38. Dry Roasted Pecans
    2.7g (5% DV) in 1 oz
  39. Shredded Coconut Meat
    2.7g (5% DV) in 1 cup, shredded
  40. Roasted Chestnuts
    2.7g (5% DV) in 10 kernels
  41. Pecans
    2.6g (5% DV) in 1 oz (19 halves)
  42. Almond Paste
    2.6g (5% DV) in 1 oz
  43. Seeds Sesame Butter Tahini From Roasted And Toasted Kernels (Most Common Type)
    2.6g (5% DV) in 1 tbsp
  44. Acorns (Dried)
    2.3g (5% DV) in 1 oz
  45. Macadamia Nuts
    2.2g (4% DV) in 1 oz (10-12 kernels)
  46. Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts
    2.2g (4% DV) in 1 oz (10-12 kernels)
  47. Dried Coconut (Unsweetened)
    2g (4% DV) in 1 oz
  48. Dried Chinese Chestnuts
    1.9g (4% DV) in 1 oz
  49. Dried Beechnuts
    1.8g (4% DV) in 1 oz
  50. Coconut Water
    1.7g (3% DV) in 1 cup
  51. Breadfruit Nuts (Seeds)
    1.5g (3% DV) in 1 oz
  52. Dried Coconut
    1.5g (3% DV) in 1 oz
  53. Dried Japanese Chestnuts
    1.5g (3% DV) in 1 oz
  54. Roasted Chinese Chestnuts
    1.3g (3% DV) in 1 oz
  55. Ginko Nuts
    1.2g (2% DV) in 1 oz
  56. Chinese Chestnuts
    1.2g (2% DV) in 1 oz
  57. Lotus Seeds
    1.2g (2% DV) in 1 oz
  58. Boiled Chinese Chestnuts
    0.8g (2% DV) in 1 oz
  59. Boiled Chestnuts
    0.6g (1% DV) in 1 oz
  60. Chestnuts
    0.5g (1% DV) in 1 oz
  61. Boiled Japanese Chestnuts
    0.2g in 1 oz

Data Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.