This study aims at the assessment of total zinc contents, water zinc extract contents and zinc-protein profile in medicinal plants traditionally used for diabetes treatment. While zinc-protein profile was screened in plant samples using the online coupling of size exclusion chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SEC-ICP-MS), total zinc contents and zinc water extract contents were determined using inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The analysis of two certified reference materials with similar matrix for total zinc content revealed recovery values of 97.1% and 100.5% while the average of recovery of the summed Zn concentrations from protein fractions compared to total Zn was 103.0 +/- 4.8%. Based on the FAO/WHO classification, Sesamum indicum, Nigella sativa, Trigonella Foenum-graecum and Pennisetum glaucum are classified as highest Zn-content. For protein profile, zinc was quantified in 330-430 and 50-60 kDa fractions of all examined plants while no contents were quantified in the inorganic fraction 0.05-0.4 kDa of all plant species. Also, only three plant species recorded Zn contents in the phytate fraction (0.9-1.5 kDa fraction). The fruits of the Momordica Charantia and the Citrullus colocynthis were with the highest extractable zinc concentration; 13.55 +/- 0.45 and 10.08 +/- 0.63 mg/kg, respectively. The highest Zinc capturing capacity was reported for the 50-60 and 70-87 KDa protein fractions.