The Pattern of Amino Acid Requirements of Albino Rat for Optimal Growth


  • Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India


The albino rat is being widely used for determining the nutritive value of the proteins of foodstuffs and human dietaries. Among the food proteins, the proteins of egg have been found to possess the highest nutritive value for promoting growth in rats. Egg proteins contain nearly the same amounts of lysine but greater amounts of sulphur amino acids as compared with human mice proteins. Human milk proteins have been found to be adequate for promoting optimum growth in infants.

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Food Science and Technology

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