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can you give me a list of foods classified as protiens?
- Lori (age 50)
A protein is actually a type of molecule (a kind of nutrient), not
a type of food. Proteins are found in nearly all living organisms. Some
plants and animals contain more protein molecules than others, but they
all have them. Also, some tissues contain more protein molecules than
others - for instance, muscles contain a lot more protein molecules
than, say, bones.
Since most foods come from plants or animals, most foods contain at
least a little bit of protein. (There are exceptions such as sugar,
which is purified from sugar cane plants to contain no proteins.) Foods
that contain an extremely large amount of protein molecules include
meat, eggs, beans, and nuts.
(republished on 07/17/06)
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