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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