Affordable Protein-rich Food Products that You Can Enjoy in India

Protein-rich foods are in-demand foods for their benefits which makes them pricier. This blog is about exploring those foods which are rich in protein and can be purchased at an affordable cost.

Seeds of Various Types

Seeds with Nutritional Values
  • Protein - 24 g
  • Carbohydrate - 23 g
  • Fat - 50 g
  • Cost - 65 ₹ (100 g), 2.6 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 1 or 1/2 Tablespoon for each type

Tofu

  • Protein - 15 g
  • Carbohydrate - 15 g
  • Fats - 8 g
  • Cost - 35 ₹ (100 g), 2.3 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 100 g

Paneer/Cottage Cheese

  • Protein - 18 g
  • Carbohydrate - 1 g
  • Fats - 20 g
  • Cost - 35 ₹ (100 g), 2 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 100 g to 200 g

Curd

  • Protein - 18 g
  • Carbohydrate - 23 g
  • Fats - 15 g
  • Cost - 35 ₹ (500 ml), 1.94 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 1 to 2 cups

Oats

  • Protein — 12 g
  • Carbohydrate — 68.5 g
  • Fats - 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fibre - 10 g
  • Cost - 18 ₹ (100 g), 1.5 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 40 g

Milk

  • Protein - 18 g
  • Carbohydrate - 26 g
  • Fat - 20 g
  • Cost - 25 ₹ (500 g), 1.4 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 500ml

Green Peas

  • Protein - 7.2 g
  • Carbohydrate - 15.9 g
  • Dietary Fibre - 4 g
  • Cost - 6 ₹ (100 g), 1.2 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 1/2 or 3/4 cup

Pulses

Pulses with protein contents - Credits: The Vitamin Shoppe
  • Protein - 15 g
  • Carbohydrate - 40 g
  • Dietary Fibre - 11 g
  • Cost - 15 ₹ (100 g), 1 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day totally depends on the amount of carbs you are having in the day as they are very high in carbs.

Peanuts or Peanut Butter

  • Protein - 7 g / 28 g
  • Carbohydrate - 0 g
  • Fat - 14 g
  • Cost - 4.7 ₹ (28 g), 0.67 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 28 g
  • Protein - 26 g
  • Carbohydrate - 20.3 g
  • Fat - 50.3 g
  • Cost - 15 ₹ (30 g), 0.52 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 30 g
  • Price per 100 g - Rs. 40 to 50

Lentils

Approximate nutrient contents in Lentils - Credit: VeryWell
  • Protein - 18 g
  • Carbohydrate - 40g
  • Dietary Fibre - 9 g
  • Cost - 80 ₹ (1000 g), 0.44 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day totally depends on the amount of carbs you are having in the day as they are very high in carbs.

Soybean Chunks

Soyabean Chunks - Credits: TOI
  • Protein - 50 g
  • Carbohydrate - 30 g
  • Fat - 20 g
  • Cost - 10 ₹ (50 g), 0.40 ₹ = 1 g
  • Consumable quantity per day - 50

Fun-fact

  • Air conditioners are special products who increase their demand as their sales increase or by themselves.
  • This is observed because when more and more people run the air conditioners, the higher the increase in the temperature of earth due to its effects on the climate.
  • This phenomenon forces more people to buy air conditioners as they become more of a need than a luxury.

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