CategoryNutrition

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...

Chickpeas vs Chicken: Protein, Amino Acids, and Nutrition

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Chickpeas, Chicken….Tomato, Tomato? They sound similar, are both known as being sources of protein. Chicken is one of, if not the, most popular source of animal protein, while chickpeas are one of the most popular plant-based sources of protein. So which one’s best? I’ll break down the differences in protein and amino acid profiles, plus the nutritional...

Lentils vs Meat (Chicken/Beef): Protein and Nutrition Comparison

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Lentils are one of the best legumes when it comes to plant-based protein sources. Additionally, it’s a natural substitute for meat like ground beef (in things like shepherd’s pie and rice dishes). But while there are similarities, there are also some big differences in what you’re getting (nutritionally speaking) from lentils compared to meat. I’ve gone over the main differences between lentils...

Lentils vs Chickpeas: Comparison of Nutrition and Protein

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Lentils and chickpeas have a lot in common. They’re both legumes, and you can even find non-wheat pasta made from them in most stores these days. But if you’re wondering which one is healthier, or fits your macros best, you’ll want to read this short post. We’ll compare the most important nutritional differences, to see if lentils or chickpeas are best for your diet. Lentils vs Chickpeas:...

Lentils vs Beans: Comparing Gas, Protein, and Nutritional Value

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When you switch to a more plant-based diet, it’s a big change. Protein is a bit harder to come by, the gas can be crazy at first, and you need to consider where you’re getting your nutrients from. While lentils are legumes, just like all other beans, most tend to think of them as their own sort of food. They share a lot of similarities with beans, but also have some...

How Much Fiber Is In Vegetables?

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Vegetables are a great source of fiber, most of them have a mix of both insoluble and soluble fiber. Both types of fiber contribute to good health. In this post, I’ll go over which vegetables have which types of fiber, and which vegetables are the highest in fiber. Types of Fiber In Vegetables Here’s a table from a review study that breaks down how much fiber is in 100...

Seitan Amino Acid Profile (Is It a Complete Protein?)

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Seitan is a savior for vegan athletes and bodybuilders. It’s got similar macros to vegan protein powder, and yet tastes really good and can be added to many recipes. If this isn’t the first page you’ve gone to looking for seitan’s amino acid profile, it’s because there isn’t a single profile. The term “seitan” is the name of the meal, not a particular ingredient. It’s main...