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Legumes (Beans) vs Nuts: Nutrition and Protein Comparison [Data]

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Every bean is a legume, and so are a few other foods (peas, lentils, and a few less common ones). Legumes are typically boiled or baked, and are soft. Nuts on the other hand are seeds of trees. They are typically roasted, and have a hard outer shell and texture. But some foods are quite confusing to classify into either category. Most people think peanuts are nuts, even though they...

Brown Lentils vs Red Lentils: Which is More Nutritious?

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Green and brown lentils seem very similar to me. But red lentils always seemed quite different. Much smaller, and a lighter feeling. They even taste different. I’m going to go over the different nutritional aspects of brown and red lentils to see if there are actually any major differences besides my perception of them. Macro Comparison: Brown vs Red Lentils We’ll start by looking at...

Brown Lentils vs Green Lentils: Which is Healthier?

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In terms of taste, cost, and cooking time, brown lentils and green lentils are almost identical. And obviously they’re similar in terms of nutrition as well, but not exactly the same. I’ll compare the macros and most important nutrients in both types of lentils so we can see which one is best (if any). Brown vs Green Lentils: Macro Comparison Unfortunately, it’s hard to find any...

Seitan vs Chicken (Plant vs Animal): Which is Better for Athletes?

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Ever since I started playing sports, every nutrition article on training that had anything to do with protein said one thing – eat chicken, it’s the best source of lean protein. But when I went vegan, I needed an alternative. Vegan bodybuilders have long been using seitan as an almost one-to-one replacement for chicken. So, let’s compare them side-by-side and see how they compare...

Seitan vs Tempeh: Protein and Nutrition Comparison

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Seitan and tempeh are both loved by vegan athletes, since they are two of the best sources of plant-based protein. They are also both foods that I never heard of before going vegan. Turns out, I was missing out.  I’m going to break down the main differences between seitan and tempeh in terms of taste and nutrition, so that you can see if either might fit into your diet...

Tofu vs Seitan: Which is the Healthiest Plant-Based Protein Source?

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If you look at the best vegan sources of protein, two of the top options are seitan and tofu. I’m going to show you how they stack up head-to-head, not just for protein and protein quality, but also for nutrition in general. If you’d also like to see how tempeh compares (also made from soybeans like tofu), see my post  on tempeh vs seitan vs tofu. Seitan vs Tofu: What Do...

Tofu vs Tempeh: Comparing Nutrition, Protein, and Taste

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When it comes to eating soybeans, you have 2 main options: tofu and tempeh. Both are known as some of the best vegan protein sources, but when it comes to taste and nutrition, there are some significant differences. The only one that’s arguably better is seitan. I’m going to break down the main similarities and differences between tempeh and tofu for you so that you can decide...

Pinto Beans vs Kidney Beans: Comparing Nutrition and Taste

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Pinto beans and kidney beans are both easy to find in can or dry form. But I’ve often wondered which one is best in terms of taste or nutrition (protein, calories, fiber, etc.), so I decided to find the answers and make a clear summary here. As it turns out, there’s not a huge difference between them, but there are some small ones that may affect the one you choose to eat sometimes...

Black Beans vs Kidney Beans: Nutrition, Taste and Protein Comparison

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Black beans and kidney beans are two of the most popular and easiest types of beans. If you’re curious which is healthier, or which has the better macro profile, you’ll find the answer here. I’ve done a brief comparison of the 2 types of beans, divided into 3 sections. Comparing the Taste of Black and Kidney Beans These 2 types of beans taste quite different: Black beans...

Black Beans vs Pinto Beans: Taste, Nutrition and Protein

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Ever since I went vegan, I’ve been eating a ton of beans. Pinto beans and black beans are 2 of my favorites, so I thought I’d do a detailed comparison of the two. Like you might have guessed, they’re mostly similar, but there are a few differences. Taste Testing: Black Beans vs Pinto Beans The biggest difference isn’t anything to do with nutritional content, but taste. Black beans...