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Table 1 Biologic value of selected protein-rich foods. On a scale with 100 representing the highest efficiency. Foods with high biologic value (HBV) need to have a total score >75 (Source: Wikidoc on line: www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Biological_value)

From: North American experience with Low protein diet for Non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease

  Ile Leu Val Thr Met & Cys Trp Lys Phe & Tyr His Biologic value
Whole egg 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 95
Milk, human 1.1 1.4 1 1 1.1 1.6 1 1 0.9 95
Milk, cow 1.1 1.3 1 0.9 0.7a 1.3 1.3 0.9 1.1 90
Muscle, beef 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.4 0.7a 1.6 76
Soybeans 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.6a 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.4 75a
Rice 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.2 0.5a 1.2 0.8 75a
Wheat 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.1 0.4 0.8 1 67a
Potatoes 0.6 1.1 0.8 1.3 0.6 1.9 1.4 0.8 1.1 67a
Oats 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7a 0.6a 1.2 0.6a 1 1.1 66a
Corn 1 1.7 0.8 0.7a 1.1 0.5a 0.4a 1 1 60a
  1. Amino-acid abbreviations: Ile Isoleucine, Leu Leucine, Thr Threonine, Met Methionine, Cys Cysteine, Trp Tryptophan, Lys Lysine, Phe Phenylalanine, Tyr Tyrosine, His Histidine
  2. aindicate low biologic value