Amino acids in the sunflower protein Heliaflor®
Proteins contain 20 different amino acids as building elements which are bonded together by peptide chains. These amino acids can be divided into essential and semi-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are vital but human body cannot produce them by itself. An adequate supply through daily nutrition is important. Essential amino acids are isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. Semi-essential amino acids like arginine and histidine cannot be build in human body during specific times of development in life, e.g. of newborns.
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