Are eggs a plant-based protein?

Eggs are an animal-based protein, not a plant-based protein. Eggs come from chickens, which are animals. Plants do not produce eggs.

What are the sources of plant-based protein?

Common sources of plant-based protein include:

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Soy products like tofu and tempeh
  • Whole grains

What are the sources of animal-based protein?

Common sources of animal-based protein include:

  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy products


Eggs come from animals and are not a plant-based source of protein. People following plant-based diets avoid eggs and other animal products.

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