Food tech - protein

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What is the function of protein in the body?
Protein foods are needed for growth, maintenance and repair of all body cells.
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What is the consequence of protein deficiency?
Results in retared growth in children and wasting of muscles and internal organs
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Animal proteins contain ...
all of the indispensible amino acids
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Vegetables proteins ...
Lack one or more indispensible amino acids
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how much protein do we need?
Adult female: 45g Adult male: 55g Pregnant woman: 51g Breastfeeding woman: 56g
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What are animal proteins also know as and name some examples?
High biological value proteins. Red meat, chicken, fish,eggs,cheese and milk
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What are vegetables proteins also know as and name some examples?
Low biological value proteins. Cereals, pulses, nuts, tofu,soya and quorn
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What is amino acids?
Chemicals which make up protein molecules
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what is indispensable amino acids?
Essential amino acids that we can not live with out
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What are novel proteins ( include example)?
They are grown from micro organisms which produce myco proteins - quorn
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what are complimentary proteins?
Eating different vegetable protein foods together in order to ensure intake of all the essential amino acids.
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