Food Proteins: New Sources from Seeds

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Science  13 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3798, pp. 221-226
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3798.221


Adequate protein nutrition is possible at lower cost without the undermining of man's satisfaction with his food. This potential requires the upgrading of the proteins of cereals by supplementation with amino acids and the development of new protein foods from low-cost sources such as the oilseeds; infant malnutrition can be eliminated by such means. The more sophisticated new foods such as protein beverages and textured products are proving acceptable to man and will supplement meager supplies of animal protein.