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Chemical differences in types of Protein

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 04, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Is there any evidence that one type of protein (beef vs. chicken vs. fish vs. egg vs. whey) is better utilized by the body than others or does the body read all protein alike?

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Therefore, human muscle is the most perfect protein for humans to consume....

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Very interesting! I never gave this deep thought, but I've always thought I respond best to beef. Hmm.

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For the way you asked the question, yes, there is ample evidence that difference protein sources are absorbed differently.

Read the Wikipedia article about Biological Value.

"Biological Value" is the term given to exactly what you are asking: how well one organism absorbs the proteins of another. The basis of absorption on this scale is based on Nitrogen absorbed from the protein source, and takes into account the required amino acids as the limiting amino acid is will limit the BV because the overall ability to produce, for e.g., human proteins from another protein source is limited by the "weakest link in the chain", i.e. the least occurring required amino acid.

FWIW, the usual 100pt reference is a whole egg.

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on April 05, 2012
at 02:39 AM

Therefore, human muscle is the most perfect protein for humans to consume....

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(37227)

on April 04, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Very interesting! I never gave this deep thought, but I've always thought I respond best to beef. Hmm.

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