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How much protein is in broccoli?

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One cup of chopped broccoli contains 2.57 grams of protein. Broccoli is also a rich source of fiber and vitamins A and C. It contains no fat and very few calories, making it an excellent protein source when compared to higher-fat meat options.

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Men and women have a daily recommended protein intake of 56 grams and 46 grams, respectively. Therefore, by eating a cup of chopped broccoli, men satisfy 5 percent and women satisfy 6 percent of their daily recommended protein intake. A cup of chopped broccoli also contains 2.4 grams of fiber and nearly a full day's requirement of vitamin C.

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