PDCAASvalueofprotein - For food that have low PDCAAS...

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PDCAAS value of protein (protein digestibility corrected amino acid score) A PDCAAS value of 1 is the highest, and 0 the lowest. The table shows the ratings of selected foods. [2] [3] [4] 1.00 casein (milk protein) 1.00 egg white 1.00 soy protein 1.00 whey (milk protein) 0.92 beef 0.91 soybeans 0.78 chickpeas 0.76 fruits 0.73 vegetables 0.70 Other legumes 0.59 cereals and derivatives 0.42 whole wheat Other popular methods- biological value, protein efficiency ratio
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Unformatted text preview: For food that have low PDCAAS, combining sources can be very effective. Grain protein (0.4-0.5, limited by lysine) combined with white bean proteins (0.6-0.7, limited by methionine) gives a PDCAAS of about 1.0. (Note, PDCAAS are capped at 1.0, so proteins that have good quantities of all essential amino acids max out on the scale.)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course C 485 taught by Professor Benburlingham during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.

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