incomplete protein


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incomplete protein

a food that is inadequate in one or more of the nine amino acids essential for normal growth and maintenance of tissue when used as the sole source of protein and adequate energy is available.

in·com·plete pro·tein

(in'kŏm-plēt' prō'tēn)
A protein food that lacks one or more essential amino acids.

incomplete protein

A protein lacking one or more of the essential amino acids.
See: amino acid, essential
See also: protein
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One more thing you should know before you make the perfect energy-boosting breakfast is the difference between complete and incomplete proteins.
Incomplete protein digestion is directly associated with psoriasis because undigested amino acids (parts of protein) form toxic substances when they come into contact with the bacteria in your bowel.
Although soy and quinoa are complete proteins, most plant-based proteins found in vegetables and grains are considered lower-quality or incomplete proteins because they are less digestible and deficient in one or more essential amino acids," she explains.
For formula-fed infants, extensively hydrolysed formulas--composed of digested, incomplete proteins that are less allergenic--should be substituted for cow's milk formulas.

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