Protein Foods Vocabulary

A plate of shrimp, a piece of steak and a plate of fried chicken.

A list of protein foods that we eat

FOOD (pronounced – fuːd) Noun
  • Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth.
PROTEIN (pronounced – ‘prəʊti:n) Noun
  • For example: meat, poultry, eggs, fish, shell-fish and dairy produce. Synonyms: nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, subsistence, fare, bread, meat.


MEAT bacon-back bacon-streaky
bacon-smoked beef goat
lamb mince mutton
pork rabbit red meat
steak stewing steak veal
venison white meat wild boar

POULTRY – EGGS chicken duck
goose grouse partridge
pheasant quail turkey

FISH anchovy bass
bream cod eel
haddock halibut herring
mackerel mullet octopus
plaice salmon sardines
sole squid swordfish
trout rainbow tuna turbot

SHELLFISH clams crab
crayfish lobster mussels
oysters prawns scallops
shrimp snails whelks

DAIRY PRODUCE butter buttermilk
cheese condensed milk cottage cheese
cream cream cheese curds
evaporated milk ghee quark
sour cream whey yogurt

A jug of milk, 2 eggs in a pan and a cheeseboard.

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