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. 1994 May;59(5 Suppl):1203S-1212S.
doi: 10.1093/ajcn/59.5.1203S.

Plant Proteins in Relation to Human Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition

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Plant Proteins in Relation to Human Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition

V R Young et al. Am J Clin Nutr. .

Abstract

Plant protein foods contribute approximately 65% of the per capita supply of protein on a worldwide basis and approximately 32% in the North American region. These sources of protein are discussed in relation to their amino acid content, human amino acid requirements, and dietary protein quality. Mixtures of plant proteins can serve as a complete and well-balanced source of amino acids for meeting human physiological requirements. This short review ends with a list of series of myths and realities concerning the relationship between plant protein and human nutrition and a list of some nutritional issues of concern to the health professional and informed consumer.

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