Table 3: Amino acid composition (g/100 g protein) of B. cheilantha meal seed and protein concentrate compared to amino acid requirements for children and growing rats.

B. cheilantha   Child
Amino acidsCasein*Rats**
RawProtein concentrate2–5 years10–12 years

Essential
 Thr6.73.84.24.03.42.8
 Val6.04.95.85.53.52.5
 Ile5.12.83.22.82.8
 Leu9.27.87.98.06.64.4
 Lys7.75.66.06.05.84.4
 Phe + Tyr10.88.88.89.06.32.2
 Met + Cys3.91.73.04.52.52.2
 Trp1.31.41.51.51.10.9
Nonessential
 Asx9.69.6
 Glx21.719.618.4
 Ser5.85.86.4
 Gly1.95.14.8
 Ala2.84.64.7
 His2.82.82.92.51.91.9
 Arg3.87.86.35.0
 Pro5.87.86.2

Amino acid composition based on the AIN 93 [28].
**Coates et al. [15].
FAO/WHO/ONU [23].