Amount of daily intake= 50 g

  1. Leavening agents, yeast, baker’s, active dry
    Contain: 38.3 g
    %DV: 77%
  2. Soybeans, mature seeds, raw
    Contain: 36.5 g
    %DV: 73%
  3. Lupins, mature seeds, raw
    Contain: 36.2 g
    %DV: 72%
  4. watermelon seed kernels, dried
    Contain: 28.3 g
    %DV: 57%
  5. Broad beans (fava beans), mature seeds, raw
    Contain: 26.1 g
    %DV: 52%
  6. Lentils, raw
    Contain: 25.8 g
    %DV: 52%
  7. Peanuts, all types, raw
    Contain: 25.8 g
    %DV: 52%
  8. Spices, mustard seed, yellow
    Contain: 24.9 g
    %DV: 50%
  9. Yard long beans, mature seeds, raw
    Contain: 24.3 g
    %DV: 49%


Deficiency symptoms

  1. Edema
  2. Fatty liver
  3. Muscle loss
  4. reduced bone density and increased rates of bone loss
  5. growth restriction in children
  6. impair immune function and increase the susceptibility to infectious disease



  1. Help your body repair cells and make new ones
  2. Important for growth and development
  3. Help in metabolism by acting as enzymes, carriers, or hormones
  4. Help in digestion of food by digestive enzymes
  5. Coordinate the activity of different body systems by hormones
  6. Affect muscle contraction


Overdose: more than 35% of total calories you eat
or more than 175 grams for a 2,000-calorie diet

Excess: the body breaks them and stored as fat while the surplus of amino acids is excreted in urine,-proteins,-and-fats?query=proteins

Solubility: depends on the 3D shape of the protein. globular proteins are soluble in water (hydrophilic) while fibrous ones are not (hydrophobic).

Side effects of excess protein intake:

  1. Increased risk of body weight gain
  2. Increased risk of overall death
  3. High cholesterol and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease
  4. Increased cancer risk
  5. Constipation or diarrhea

Kidney disease and kidney stones