Nowadays, the search for protein-rich foods is on the prescription of many fitness and muscle-building diets. But what else are we consuming along with these protein?
This chart helps us make a holistic decision about the food we eat.

It shows the protein amount, total lipid (fat), and carbon footprint cost of 23 foods, classified as animal, dairy, and plant-based. For better comparison, the foods was equalized in a 100g portion.


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Chicken breast

Protein 32.1g
Fat 3.24g
gC02e 471, high

Beef loin

Protein 27.7g
Fat 6.36g
gC02e 4333, very high

wild salmon

Protein 19.8g
Fat 6.34g
gC02e 479, high


Protein 19.6g
Fat 3.68g
gC02e 663, very high


Protein 19g
Fat 0.94g
gC02e 1016, very high


Protein 17.8g
Fat 17.5g
gC02e 663, very high


Protein 17.3g
Fat 9.59g
gC02e 645, very high

Haddock fish

Protein 16.3g
Fat 0.45g
gC02e 436, high

Pollock fish

Protein 12.3g
Fat 0.41g
gC02e 321, medium

Parmesan cheese

Protein 30.1g
Fat 29.5g
gC02e 711, very high

Feta cheese

Protein 19.7g
Fat 19.1g
gC02e 711, very high


Protein 16.2g
Fat 28.8g
gC02e 451, high


Protein 11.6g
Fat 4.22g
gC02e 245, low

Greek yogurt

Protein 10.3g
Fat 0.37g
gC02e 220, low


Protein 36g
Fat 19.9g
gC02e 220, low

Pumpkin seeds

Protein 29.9g
Fat 40g
gC02e 420, high

Haricot beans

Protein 26.8g
Fat 1.14g
gC02e 85, very low


Protein 23.6g
Fat 1.93g
gC02e 67, very low


Protein 21.4g
Fat 51.1g
gC02e 286, medium

Flax seeds

Protein 18g
Fat 42.2g
gC02e 180, low


Protein 8g
Fat 4.78g
gC02e 186, low


Protein 2.92g
Fat 1.49g
gC02e 161, very low

Green olives

Protein 1.15g
Fat 12.9g
gC02e 46, very low