Welcome to the nutritional protein content in 2 different types of quinoa, ranging from 14.12 g to 4.4 g per 100g. The basic type of quinoa is Quinoa, cooked which in 100g contains 4.4 g of protein.
The total recommended daily allowance or RDA for protein is 50 g. For the 100g serving of Quinoa, cooked, the RDA protein percentage is 8 %. Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Quinoa, cooked has a nutritional value score of 15 out of 100.Comparing the protein content and the nutritional density in 100g for Quinoa, cooked; We class this as a medium to low protein content item.In terms of overall nutritional value we class this as an item with a medium nutritional density value.
This food profile is part of our list of food and drinks under the general group Cereal Grains and Pasta.Other important and protein related nutrients are Calories, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 120 kcal (6% RDA), the amount of Fat is 1.92 g (3% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 21.3 g (16% RDA). The nutritional content and facts for 100g, which includes Calories, Fat and Carbohydrate is shown in the bar chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance along with the protein content in quinoa.
Comparing protein in quinoa vs chicken breastThe amount of protein in chicken breast is 31 g per 100g.As protein percentage of the RDA this is 62 %. Comparing with Quinoa, cooked, in 100g contains 4.4 g of protein. As a percentage of the RDA this is 8 %. Therefore, chicken breast has 26.6 g more protein than Quinoa, cooked. In terms of protein percentage this is 605 % more protein. Chicken breast has an overall nutritional value score of 15 out of 100, whereas Quinoa, cooked has a nutritional value score of 15 out of 100.
Amount of protein per 100 Calories100 calories of quinoa, cooked is a serving size of 0.83 g, and the amount of Protein is 3.67 g. Other important and related nutrients and macronutrients such as Carbohydrate, in 100 Calories are as follows; Fat 1.6 g , Carbohydrate 17.75 g .
Content per Typical Serving Size 1 cup (or 185 g)For the food Quinoa, cooked the typical serving size is 1 cup (or 185 g) which contains 8.14 g of Protein. The protein percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 15 %.
To give 100% of the RDA, 6.7 servings of the typical serving size 1 cup (or 185 g) give the complete RDA. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Calories content is 222 kcal, the Fat content is 3.55 g and the Carbohydrate content is 39.41 g. This data is shown in the graph below for the typical serving of protein and the related and important nutritional values.
The amount of protein, fat and carbs from this food described above is measured in grams per 100g and grams in a typical serving size (in this case 1 cup or 185 g), although it is also useful to give the number of calories from protein, fat and carbohydrate which are the most important macronutrients. For this serving in your diet here are the macronutrient calories. From protein the number of calories is 32.6 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 32.0 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 157.6 (kcal).
This list of 2 types of quinoa, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Quinoa, uncooked through to Quinoa, cooked where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional protein content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full dietary nutritional breakdown to answer the question how much protein in quinoa.
Grams of protein in quinoa (per 100g)
The list below gives the total protein content in the 2 items from the general description 'quinoa' each of which show the protein amount as well as Calories, Fat and Carbohydrate.
The recommended daily allowance for protein is 56g for an average male. This is the RDA used for all nutrition in the listed data. For a typical woman it is 46g. These values are based on 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. It is also recommended that at least 10% of your calories should be from protein with an upper limit of 35% of your calories from protein.
The level of protein can be affected by the method of storage for example canned or frozen and also by the method of preparation for example either raw, cooked or fried. The number of food items which are cooked is 1 item. The highest amount of protein from the 1 cooked items is in Quinoa, cooked where the amount is 4.4 g per 100g.
Average Content for quinoaThe average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of protein contained in 100g of quinoa, based on the list below of 2 different items under the general description of quinoa, is 9.26 g of protein. This average value corresponds to 16.54 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) in your diet. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Calories is 244.00 kcal, the average amount of Fat is 4.00 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is g. For this serving the amount of Calories is 368 kcal, the amount of Fat is 6.07 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 64.16 g.
Highest protein Content per 100g
Using the list below for the 2 different quinoa nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of protein is found in Quinoa, uncooked which contains 14.12 g of protein per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 25 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 368 kcal, the Fat content is 6.07 g, the Carbohydrate content is 64.16 g.
The lowest amount of protein is in Quinoa, cooked which in 100g contains 4.4 g of protein. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 8 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 120 kcal, the amount of Fat is 1.92 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 21.3 g.
The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a protein range of 9.72 g per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 248 kcal for Calories, 4.15 g for Fat, 0 g for Carbohydrate.
Highest Amount of protein per Serving
Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high protein foods in your diet. For example 100g of Quinoa, cooked contains 4.4 g of protein. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the protein nutritional content.
The food with the highest protein content per typical serving is Quinoa, uncooked which contains 24 g in 1 cup (or 170 g). The percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 43 %. For this serving the Calories content is 625.6 kcal, the Fat content is 10.32 g and the Carbohydrate content is 109.07 g.
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