biological value


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biological value

[¦bī·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ′val·yü]
(biochemistry)
A measurement of the efficiency of the protein content in a food for the maintenance and growth of the body tissues of an individual.
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The consumption of raw legume seed proteins was reported to increase the endogenous nitrogen loss through the shedding of intestinal mucosa, an effect that reduced the biological value of raw legume seed proteins [33, 34].
The relative biological value (RBV) of the Fe powders was determined (2) using the AOAC hemoglobin repletion/ slope ratio method (3) in 220 weanling, male Sprague-Dawley rats.
The logging that threatens Tesso Nilo is a part of pattern across Indonesia, where large financially troubled corporations, often with foreign ownership, liquidate standing forests for a tiny fraction of their true economic potential and without regard to their biological value,'' it said.
Despite the low level of accuracy of Chapter Eight's population estimates, the author documents the high biological value of the Dieng Mountains and recommends that the reserve system in Java be expanded to include this area as an important global biodiversity conservation area.
FDA found "there is little change in the levels of individual fatty acids, or in the structure, digestibility, or biological value of protein, when shell eggs are treated with ionizing radiation up to 3 kiloGray (kGy).
2a shows the distribution of serum creatinine values in two theoretical healthy subjects (A and B) who both have intraindividual variation identical to the mean biological value found in this study, i.
Several workers have shown that the biological value of soyamilk protein is 80-90 per cent of that of cow's milk proteins.