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Proteins are one of the three major food categories (proteins, carbohydrates, fat).


Proteins sources include: Meat, Fish, Eggs, Milk and Legumes.

Culinary Uses

Smart Kitchen discusses Proteins in detail in Lesson 7: Protein Basics.


Proteins are large and complex organic molecules that can be found in all life forms and are made up of 20 or more amino acids. They supply 4 kcal/gram of food energy.