How Much Protein In Your Deep Pantry?

How Much Protein In Your Deep Pantry? by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog

While considering a preparedness plan for food procurement and storage you should know about protein requirements. It’s easy to store carbohydrates, but not so easy (and more expensive) to store some of the proteins.



Protein is a macro nutrient necessary for the proper growth and function of the human body. Among other things, proteins are also the building blocks for muscles. We all need protein – in varying amounts – to live a healthy life.

Proteins are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies and these body proteins are constantly being broken down and replaced internally. The protein in the food we eat is digested into ‘amino acids’ that are later used to replace these proteins (those that are broken down) in our bodies.



There is considerable debate over the amount of protein that a person needs to consume each day, however according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in general it’s recommended that 10–35% of your daily calories come from protein.

Below are the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for different age groups.

Grams of protein needed each day:

Women age 19+ (46 grams or 1.6 ounces)
Men age 19+ (56 grams or 2 ounces)

Children ages 1 – 3 (13 grams or 0.5 ounces)
Children ages 4 – 8 (19 grams or 0.7 ounces)
Children ages 9 – 13 (34 grams or 1.2 ounces)
Girls ages 14 – 18 (46 grams or 1.6 pounces)
Boys ages 14 – 18 (52 grams or 1.8 ounces)

The following list indicates the amount of protein in various foods (grams and percentage). It does not account for any other health aspects — be they good or bad.




Percent protein by weight, and number of grams
per 100 grams (3.5 ounces, or about 1/4-pound) of food.

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Ken Jorgustin

Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog focuses on a wide variety of preparedness topics varying from short to long term actions and solutions for wide-ranging scenarios of preparation… for daily life, disaster, or even SHTF collapse. Subjects include situational and risk awareness, the dangers, systemic risks, and avoidance of dependence upon the major ‘modern’ systems that we take for granted, topics of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and practical solutions to live a way of life while surviving these uncertain times. Modern Survival is Preparedness For Life Preparedness is a process and will become a way of life – one in which you have more control over your own destiny. Being better prepared will help liberate you from “the system” which in many ways is designed to hold you down and keep you “dependent”. Modern Survival Blog has been committed since JAN-2010 to produce a wide variety of information to hopefully provide you with ideas for your own preparedness.