Protein Digestibility



Food item

Protein
digestibility

Source
(see below)

almonds

0.88

15

amaranth

0.721

20

apple



4

barley

0.9

27

baru almond

0.7548

5

beans





beans, black

0.7

14

beans, black, pressure cooked

0.72

3

beans, broad

0.87

27

beans, brown, cooked

0.79

27

beans, butter

0.57

27

beans, faba, pressure cooked

0.86

3

beans, haricot

0.71

27

beans, lima

0.78

27

beans, kidney

0.786

14

beans, kidney, canned

0.81

3

beans, kidney, white

0.78

27

beans, navy

0.8

14

beans, pinto

0.762

14

beans, pinto, canned

0.73

3

beans, pinto, pressure cooked

0.8

3

beans, red

0.78

27

beans, seafarer, pressure cooked

0.84

3

beans, snap, frozen

0.82

27

beans, sugar

0.69

27

beans, sugar, speckled

0.78

27

beans, sugar, spotted

0.81

27

beans, velvet

0.68

27

beef

0.98

3

beef, ground, lowfat

0.91

27

beef, powdered, defatted

0.97

27

beef, steak

0.97

27

beef, tenderloin, roasted

0.91

27

brazil nut

0.892

5

buckwheat

0.8

10

cabbage

0.88

27

carrot



4

casein

0.99

3

casein, acid

0.95

27

casein, rennet

0.94

27

caseinate

0.96

27

cashew nut

0.8766

5

cheese, cheddar

0.99

27

cheese, cottage

0.99

27

chia, flour

0.798

6

chia, flour, toasted

0.3418

6

chia seed, raw

0.2901

6

chia seed, soaked

0.243

6

chia seed, toasted

0.1087

6

chicken

1

27

chicken, dark meat

0.92

27

chicken, light meat

0.93

27

chicken franks

0.96

3

chickpeas

0.85

14

chickpeas, canned

0.88

3

cocoa husk

0.68

16

cocoa powder

.36

31

coconut meal, defatted

0.893

24

coconut meal, whole

0.8875

24

coconut protein concentrate

0.9402

24

collagen/gelatin



21

corn, extruded cereal

0.62

27

corn, corn flakes

0.7

27

corn, degerminated opaque 2

0.94

27

corn, germ, w/pericarp



2

corn, puffed cereal

0.76

27

corn, whole

0.89

27

corn, whole kernel



2

corn, whole opaque 2

0.92

27

cornmeal

0.84

27

cottonseed flour, glandless

0.98

27

cottonseed meal

0.08

27

cowpeas

0.79

27





Food item

Protein
digestibility

Source
(see below)

egg, albumen

0.97

27

egg, dried

0.98

27

egg, flakes

0.92

27

egg, powdered, defatted

1

27

egg, powdered, dried

0.93

27

egg, scrambled

0.96

27

egg, spray dried

0.92

27

egg, whole

0.97

27

egg white

1

3

egg white powder



1

flaxseed

0.85

27

haddock

1

27

hemp seed, dehulled

0.878

23

hemp seed, whole

0.8515

23

hemp seed meal

0.9415

23

herring, canned in oil

0.954

19

indian almond, T. Catappa seed

0.284

17

kale



4

kale

0.85

27

lactalbumin

0.94

27

lentils

0.85

27

lentils, canned

0.84

3

lentils, green, whole

0.879

14

lentils, pressure cooked

0.85

3

lentils, red, split

0.906

14

lupine

0.76

27

mackerel, canned in oil

0.935

19

milk protein isolate



1

milk, retentate

0.97

27

milk, skim

0.95

3

milk, whole

0.94

27

milk, whole, powdered

0.95

27

millet

0.79

27

mung bean protein isolate

0.96

33

mung bean seeds

0.87

34

mung bean seeds, raw

0.8

34

mung bean seeds, dehulled

0.84

34

mung bean seeds, soaked

0.87

34

mung bean seeds, germinated

0.89

34

mung bean seeds, boiled

0.88

34

mung bean seeds, autoclaved

0.88

34

mung bean seeds, microwaved

0.88

34

mushroom

0.7

12 & 13

mushroom, agaricus macrosporous



11

mushroom, oyster



11

mustard

0.82

27

oats, sugared flakes

0.67

27

oat, flakes

0.7

27

oat, extruded oat/wheat

0.76

27

oat cereal

0.89

27

oats, quick

0.82

27

oats, oatmeal

0.9

27

oats, rolled

0.91

3

pea flour

0.88

3

pea protein concentrate

0.92

3

peanut

0.9114

5

peanut butter

0.98

3

peanut flour

0.93

27

peanut meal

0.94

3







peas



4

peas

0.88

27

peas, alaskan field

0.88

27

peas, century, pressure cooked

0.83

3

peas, green, frozen

0.94

27

peas, green, split

0.852

14

peas, pigeon

0.76

27

peas, trapper, pressure cooked

0.84

3

peas, yellow, cooked

0.86

27

peas, yellow, split

0.879

14

pecan

0.71

27

pork

0.98

27

potato



4

potato

0.89

27





Food item

Protein
digestibility

Source
(see below)

pumpkin seed meal

0.8778

28

pumpkin seed meal, from dried cake

0.9374

26

pumpkin seed protein concentrate

0.9064

28

pumpkin seed protein isolate

0.9397

28

pumpkin seed protein isolate, pH neutralized

0.9683

28

quinoa

0.92

7, 8

rape

0.82

27

rapeseed protein concentrate

0.95

3

rapeseed protein isolate

0.95

3

rice

0.91

27

rice, brown

0.88

9

rice, brown, cooked

0.72

27

rice, germ

0.87

27

rice, high protein

0.85

27

rice, milled

0.86

27

rice, polished

0.87

27

rice, crisped rice cereal

0.77

27

rice, flakes

0.63

27

rice flour

0.92

14

rice protein concentrate



3

rice-wheat gluten

0.95

3

sardine

0.95

27

sardine, canned in oil

0.95

19

sesame seeds, dehulled

0.82

27

shark

0.8369

25**

shrimp

0.8346

25**

sole

0.8236

25**

sorghum, cooked

0.73

27

soy assay protein

0.95

3

soy flour

0.835

14

soy flour, defatted

0.97

27

soy protein isolate

0.98

1, 3

soybean protein concentrate

0.95

3

soybean protein isolate

0.98

3

soybeans

0.9

3

sprat (fish), canned in oil

0.93

19

sunflower meal

0.9

3

sunflower protein isolate

0.94

3

sunflower seeds

0.82

27

tilapia

0.8336

25**

triticale

0.9

27

trout, rainbow

0.6

18

tuna

0.97

3

tuna, canned in oil

0.937

19

turkey

0.8291

25**

turkey breast, roasted

0.91

27

turnip leaves

0.86

27

walnuts

0.861

29

watermelon seed flour

0.63

22

watermelon seed protein isolate

0.88

22

wheat

0.93

3

wheat, 40% bran flakes

0.69

27

wheat, bran

0.75

27

wheat, bread

0.96

27

wheat, bread, white

0.99

27

wheat, bread, whole wheat

0.92

27

wheat, brown, cooked

0.93

27

wheat, brown, coarse

0.91

27

wheat, endosperm/farina

0.98

27

wheat, hard spring

0.86

27

wheat, meat analog

0.95

27

wheat, puffed wheat

0.84

27

wheat, shredded wheat

0.73

27

wheat, wheaties cereal

0.8

27

wheat, whole

0.91

3

wheat, whole, hot cereal

0.85

27

wheat flour

0.923

14

wheat flour, 80% extracted

0.92

27

wheat flour, 90% extracted

0.89

27

wheat flour, white

0.97

27

wheat germ

0.81

27

wheat gluten

0.96

3

whey protein



1

whey protein

0.95

27