FoodReference.com Logo

Food Trivia & Food Facts Section

An eclectic collection of facts, histories, information and trivia about various foods, beverages, equipment, plants, and animals etc. from around the world

  Home   ·   Food Articles   ·   Food Trivia & Facts   ·   Today In Food History   ·   Recipes   ·   Cooking Tips   ·   Videos   ·   Food Quotes   ·   Who's Who   ·   Food Trivia Quizzes   ·   Crosswords   ·   Food Posters   ·   Cookbooks   ·   Food Poems   ·   Recipe Contests   ·   Culinary Schools   ·   Gourmet Tours   ·   Food Festivals  

You are here > Home > FOOD TRIVIA & FACTS

 

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS

  POST to PURPLE HULL PEA   ·   Post Grape Nuts   ·   Post Toasties   ·   Potassium   ·   Potatoes   ·   Potato Production & Use   ·   Potato Classification   ·   Potato Chips   ·   Potato: Mr. Potato Head   ·   Potato Pancakes  ·   Potato Peeler   ·   Pot Cheese   ·   Pottage  ·   Poultry   ·   Pound Cakes   ·   Powdered Milk, First   ·   Powdered Sugar   ·   Prairie Oysters   ·   Preserves   ·   Preserving Food   ·   Presley, Elvis   ·   Pretzels   ·   Prickly Pear Cactus   ·   Princess Laratte Potato   ·   Pringles   ·   Progresso   ·   Prohibition   ·   Protein   ·   Prunes   ·   Psycho   ·   Puffed Rice   ·   Pummelo   ·   Pumpkin   ·   Pumpkin Pie   ·   Pumpkin Seed Oil   ·   Purcell Mtn Farms   ·   PurpleHull Peas  

PROTEIN

The body needs about 12 to 15 percent of its calories in the form of protein. Proteins consist of amino acids and are essentials for tissue maintenance and growth. Eight essential amino acids must be obtained from food because the body cannot make them or convert them from nutrients.

Complete protein sources, such as egg, milk and meat products, contain all eight essential amino acids in the necessary proportion.

Incomplete protein sources, such as wheat and other grains, may contain all eight essential amino acids, but not at adequate levels. Combining a variety of plant proteins will supply adequate complete proteins.
Wheat Foods Council www.wheatfoods.org
 

 

 

  Home   ·   About & Contact Us   ·   Food History Articles   ·   Food Timeline   ·   Catalogs   ·   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: james@foodreference.com
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2014 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.



 

 

 

Also see:
Food Articles  & Cooking Tips

 

Culinary Schools & Cooking Classes
From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training - Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide

Chef with red wine glass