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    From what I have learned here it is best to avoid plant-based protein. I frequently use a brand of coconut flour that is very rich in protein (20 g in 100 g). It is tasty and I make grest "porridges" with it. Does anyone know if this is a "benign" source of protein or even acceptable?
    Thank you!

  • #2
    I don't remember hearing that plant-based protein is bad, just specific sources of it, like soybeans.

    Coconut is an amazing food. Some people have digestive issues with it, but since you haven't noticed any problems, I say go for it.

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    • #3
      lots of us use coconut flour around here. so long as it's pure, i wouldn't worry about it.
      And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair
      Kahlil Gibran

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      • #4
        what brand of coconut flour has so much protein? have you checked for an ingredients list?
        my primal journal:
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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        • #5
          The brand I usually use is Amanprana (www.amanprana.de). It is 100% organic and natural, nothing at all added. It has 20 g protein, 10 g fat and 4 g carbohydrate. Actually, I think the flour is "waste" from producing the oil. I do not know why it is so high in protein probably because it is so concentrated as the fat has been extracted from it. I just do not know if it is high quality protein. The flour, however, has a very dry texture but from what I know there are only two brands available in German health food stores, the other has around 26 g of carbs in it but as much protein (it is higher in calories that is).

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          • #6
            There's no need to avoid plant proteins just because. The aim should be to avoid making plant proteins your predominate source of dietary protein intake.
            "You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It won’t be the steak."
            -J.Stanton

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            • #7
              All proteins in 'grain" products (which are not Primal anyway) are benign or non-use-able,
              except for soy protein (but soy is bad and also non-Primal).
              So almost all Protein for Primal must come from animal sources,
              to be use-able. Difficult to be vegan and Primal to get sufficient amounts of good protein.
              .
              I haven't yet determined from research if Protein in Coconut flour is use-able ?

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              • #8
                In unprocessed coconut, the protein is benign. The fat is the healthiest part of the coconut. I would find a different brand. Relying on plant protein as a major source of protein in your diet may be what you were warned against.

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