Home Economics - Protein

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Home Economics - Protein
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2013-04-14 18:03:13
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Protein
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  1. Describe the composition of protein
    It is made up of amino acids

    Each amino acid is made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen
  2. How is protein classified?
    1. Animal protein (High biological value protein) eg. meat, fish, eggs, cheese and milk

    2. Vegetable protein (Low biological value protein) eg. peas, beans and nuts
  3. What are high biological value protein foods?
    These contain all the essential amino acids eg. meat
  4. What arelow biological value protein foods?
    These do not have all the essential amino acids eg. vegetables
  5. List four functions of protein in the body
    1. Growth

    2. Repair of cells

    3. Makes enzymes and hormones

    4. Gives heat and energy
  6. What do the letters RDA stand for?
    Recommended Daily Allowance
  7. What is the RDA of protein?
    1 g/kg of body weight
  8. Name two meat alternatives
    1. TVP

    2. Quorn

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