Today I’m going to tell you about a good topic. Our topic is the quality of protein. You might ask, ‘Is it good quality protein?’ Of course it does. For example, the quality of the proteins we get from eggs and beans is different. Then let’s take a look at what protein quality is.
What is protein quality?
Proteins are formed by the combination of amino acids. Amino acids are divided into essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids. In short, essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body and must be taken into the body together with food. There are 9 essential amino acids.
If a food contains all 9 essential amino acids, it is a complete protein. In order for a food to be a complete protein-containing food, the essential amino acids must be appropriate in quantity. For example, eggs and breast milk contain complete protein. In addition, these two foods contain the highest quality proteins. Usually animal foods are complete protein. However, although soybean is vegetable, the protein it contains is a complete protein.
Incomplete protein does not contain all of the essential amino acids. Or not enough in quantity. Oats, beans, peanuts, chickpeas, kidney beans, wheat, walnuts are examples of incomplete protein.
All foods containing proteins contain essential amino acids. What determines the quality of the protein is its amount and ratio. Therefore, we should include foods containing essential amino acids in our daily diet.
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