Animal and Human Feeding Studies on the Biological Availability of Protein in Supplements

  • Rajammal P. Devadas
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 105)


The quality of protein from food depends essentially on its ability to meet the body’s requirements for amino acids. Although the chemical composition or amino acid analysis of dietary protein may give an elegant representation of the value of a protein, it is necessary to verify its value by actual biological experiments. Hence in the ultimate analysis, protein quality has to be measured in the animal or human system directly with respect to growth, tissue repair or maintenance, and other biological criteria.


Preschool Child Protein Efficiency Ratio Amino Acid Requirement Biological Availability Sesame Meal 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajammal P. Devadas
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  1. 1.Sri Avinashilingham Home Science College for WomenCoimbatoreIndia

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