Chapter

Protein

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Second edition

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192622334
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0003
Protein

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This chapter discusses the importance of proteins. Topics covered include amino acids, complete and incomplete proteins, how the body uses protein, and protein needs. Foods containing protein and how to calculate protein needs are also described.

Keywords: proteins; amino acids; food; nutrition; nutrients

Chapter.  2541 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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