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1

Give some animal sources of protein

Meat
Fish
Eggs
Milk
Cheese

2

Give some plant sources of protein

Beans
Nuts
Lentils
Peas
Cereals

3

What is biological value of a protein?

A measure of the protein quality in a food
It is displayed as a percentage
It is determined by the number of essential amino acids a food contains in proportion to the needs of the body

4

How is biological value displayed?

As a percentage

5

How is biological value determined?

By the number of essential amino acids a food contains in proportion to the needs of the body

6

What does 100% biological value mean?

This means the food contains all the essential amino acids in proportion to the needs of the body

7

What are the two classifications of protein foods?

High biological value (HBV)
Low biological value (LBV)

8

What are high biological value proteins also called?

Complete proteins

9

What are low biological value proteins also called?

Incomplete proteins

10

What is a complete protein?

A high biological value protein

11

What is an incomplete protein?

A low biological value protein

12

What is a HBV protein?

One that contains all essential amino acids

13

What are the main sources of HBV proteins?
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Animal sources and soya beans
Eggs
Milk
Meat
Fish
Cheese
Soya beans

14

What is a LBV protein?

One that lacks one or more of the essential amino acids

15

What are the main sources of LBV protein?
(4)

Plant sources and meat bones
Rice
Wheat
Maize
Meat bones