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essential amino acid

[i′sen·chəl ə′mē·nō ‚as·əd]
(biochemistry)
Any of eight of the 20 naturally occurring amino acids that are indispensable for optimum animal growth but cannot be formed in the body and must be supplied in the diet.
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It also does not have harmful effects when consumed and the high availability of essential amino acids indicate its potential for future supplement/formulation of foods and as alternative source of protein for human consumption.
It is also evident that flaxseed supplemented unleavened flat breads possessed higher contents of all the essential amino acids than the control unleavened flat breads.
The proximate composition showed that it can satisfy the basic nutritional requirements such as carbohydrate, fats and essential amino acids of protein, especially when combined.
The branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)--leucine, isoleucine, and valine--are essential amino acids that play important metabolic roles, particularly during exercise and in the maintenance and growth of skeletal muscle.
The existence of this second pathway might one day allow scientists to increase a plant's production of this essential amino acid.
Dietary proteins provide a source of the naturally occurring twenty amino acids, most importantly the nine essential amino acids. Due to the importance of dietary protein, amino acids offer a beneficial effect in the stabilization of blood sugar, as proteins are broken down into amino acid constituents.
(7) found elevated protein synthesis in those consuming 6 gm of essential amino acids post-exercise in comparison to a control group.
In fact the colourant in the new version is made from spirulina, a brain food that is seemingly rich in vitamins, protein, minerals and essential amino acids.
Available in Original and Nutella-like Kids varieties, the shelf-stable spreads are rich in essential amino acids and omega-3 and -6 fats, as well as tradition--Greek newlyweds still feed each other a mixture of honey and nuts to symbolize a wish for sweetness, fertility, and good health in their marriage.
Varieties include: Berries GoMega, a combination of cranberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and packing a whopping 1,000mg of essential omega-3 fatty acids from ground flax; Cranberry C Monster, cranberries, rolled with crunchy oats and containing 250 percent of the daily values for vitamin C; Carrot, carrots, raisins and cinnamon spice, with hefty helpings of vitamins A and E; Superfood, with raisins, dried bananas and rolled oats, supplying calcium, folic acid, iron and vitamins A, C and E; Super Protein, 16g of vegetarian protein, eight essential amino acids, blended with soy nut butter; Peanut Crunch, peanuts, crisp rice and soy nuts and containing 4g of protein; and Chocolate Chip Peanut, semi-sweet chocolate chips and roasted peanuts and containing 4g of protein.
In discussing dietary protein sources, protein quality refers to the content of essential amino acids in the feedstuff.
Most animal products tend to have the essential amino acids in one serving.