Flashcards in Protein Deck (14)
What type of nutrient is protein?
What are proteins made of?
What are amino acids?
They are small units attached together.
What elements are protein made of?
Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen
What is the function of nitrogen
What happens to amino acids when it's digested
The acids get separated and are used to build new cells and repair old ones
How do you classify protein?
With high biological value and low biological value
What are in foods with high biological value?
Foods with high biological value contain essential amino acids, these foods are usually meat
Where does low biological value protein come from?
They come from pulse vegetables
Name some food with high biological value protein.
Meat, fish, dairy products, soya beans
Name some low biological value product.
Peas, beans, lentils, nuts,
What are the functions of protein?
To grow, repair cells, form hormones and enzymes and provide heat and energy.
What does the R.D.A stande for?
Recommended, dietry, allowance