Proteins are large molecules made of amino acids. Proteins are found in animal and plant foods. Proteins are the main structural constituents of the cells and tissues of the body. Muscles and organs are largely made of proteins. Proteins are necessary for growth and development of the body; for body maintenance and the repair and replacement of worn out or damaged tissues; to produce metabolic and digestive enzymes; and they are an essential constituent of certain hormones.

FAO call for experts for a technical workshop on protein quality evaluation

Call for experts 

Expert Consultation on protein quality

FAO  hosted an expert meeting on protein quality in Auckland, New Zealand in March 2011.


Dietry protein quality evaluation in human nutrition

Sub-committee Reports

The assessment of amino acid digestibility in foods for humans and including a collation of published ileal amino acid digestibility data for human foods

Assessing a data set on true ileal amino acid digestibility of foods for humans

last updated:  Monday, December 30, 2013