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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Like other legumes and plant based proteins, chickpea also have several anti-nutritional factors (ANF) including phytic acid, tannins, saponins, polyphenols, oxalates, and trypsin inhibitors which reduce the biological value of these products.
Osipova GA, Koryachkina SYa (2002) Development of a way of increase of biological value of pasta from baking flour.
05); D1= Diet prepared from unleavened flat bread (100% whole wheat flour); D2= Diet prepared from unleavened flat bread (16% partially defatted flaxseed flour); D3= Diet prepared from unleavened flat bread (12% full fat flaxseed flour); TD= True digestibility; NPU= Net protein utilization; PER= Protein efficiency ratio; BV = Biological value
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].
It offers the highest biological value compared to other protein sources, and is pure, natural and consistent.
Watersheds with the highest biological value, as measured by the number of endemic bird and fish species, are also generally the most degraded," says Carmen Revenga of the WRI.
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.