Nutrition composition of plant-and animal-based foods (per 500 calories of energy)

Nutrient                      Plant-based foods*        Animal-based foods**
Cholesterol (mg)                      –                      137
Fat (g)                               4                      36
Protein (g)                           33                     34
Beta carotene (mcg)                   29,919                 17
Dietary fiber (g)                     31                     –
Vitamin C (mg)                        293                    4
Folate (mcg)                          1,168                  19
Vitamin E (mg alpha-TE)               11                     0.5
Iron (mg)                             20                     2
Magnesium (mg)                        548                    51
Calcium (mg)                          545                    252

*Equal parts of tomatoes, spinach, lima beans, peas, potatoes
**Equal parts of beef, pork, chicken, whole milk

SOURCE: T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD. 
“The China Study.” 2004.


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