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Table 2 Amino acid compositions (g/100 g) of blend of maize and almond seed flours

From: Nutritional quality of formulated complementary diet from defatted almond seed, yellow maize and quality protein maize flours

Amino acids Samples
DQPM DGQPM FYM FHQPM CERC *RDA
Non-essential
Alanine 3.09 ± 0.02c 3.78 ± 0.32b 3.74 ± 0.02b 3.01 ± 0.02c 4.09 ± 0.02a
Aspartic acid 1.97 ± 0.06b 5.61 ± 2.86a 2.16 ± 0.02b 6.54 ± 0.02a 2.55 ± 0.02b
Glutamic acid 2.65 ± 0.02e 9.68 ± 0.02a 3.05 ± 0.02d 9.06 ± 0.02b 3.29 ± 0.02c
Glycine 2.89 ± 0.02c 3.11 ± 0.02b 3.35 ± 0.02a 2.66 ± 0.09d 3.28 ± 0.02a
Proline 2.89 ± 0.02d 2.97 ± 0.02c 3.35 ± 0.02a 2.12 ± 0.02e 3.28 ± 0.02b
Serine 8.50 ± 0.02b 2.40 ± 0.02d 9.31 ± 0.02a 1.81 ± 0.02e 7.30 ± 0.02c
Non-essential
Histidine 3.83 ± 0.02b 2.16 ± 0.02c 4.08 ± 0.02a 1.94 ± 0.02d 4.08 ± 0.02a 1.9
Isoleucine 2.32 ± 0.02d 2.86 ± 0.02c 3.01 ± 0.02b 2.20 ± 0.02e 3.11 ± 0.02a 2.8
Leucine 6.51 ± 0.02c 7.25 ± 0.02b 2.89 ± 0.02e 5.66 ± 0.02d 8.01 ± 0.02a 6.6
Lysine 2.85 ± 0.02b 3.17 ± 0.02a 3.06 ± 0.02a 2.74 ± 0.05b 3.04 ± 0.05a 5.8
Methionine 1.22 ± 0.02d 1.59 ± 0.02d 1.30 ± 0.02c 0.96 ± 0.02e 2.08 ± 0.02a 2.2
Phenylalanine 3.38 ± 0.02d 4.06 ± 0.02b 3.97 ± 0.02c 3.13 ± 0.02d 4.23 ± 0.02a 2.8
Threonine 2.05 ± 0.02d 2.33 ± 0.02a 2.19 ± 0.02c 1.80 ± 0.02e 2.27 ± 0.01b 3.4
Arginine 6.86 ± 0.02b 4.34 ± 0.02c 6.98 ± 0.07a 3.66 ± 0.02d 2.55 ± 0.02c 2
Cystine 0.82 ± 0.02d 0.99 ± 0.02b 0.93 ± 0.02c 0.53 ± 0.02b 1.39 ± 0.01a
Tyrosine 2.25 ± 0.02c 2.42 ± 0.02b 2.25 ± 0.02c 1.93 ± 0.02d 2.58 ± 0.02a
Tryptophan 4.72 ± 0.01b 5.81 ± 0.02a 4.79 ± 0.01c 3.76 ± 0.02b 1.95 ± 0.02d 1.25
TSAA (Meth + Cys) 2.04 2.58 2.23 0.94 3.47 2.20
AAA (Phe + Tyr + Trp) 6.35 7.29 6.98 5.85 7.76 2.80
TIAA 35.73 35.09 34.73 28.07 36.94 33.90
  1. DQPM Dried Quality Protein Maize, DGQPM Dried Germinated Quality Protein Maize, FYM Fermented Yellow Maize, FHQPM Fermented High Quality Protein Maize, CERC Cerelac. TSAA Total Sulphur Amino Acid, AAA Aromatic Amino Acid, TIAA Total Indispensable Amino Acid, *RDA Recommended Daily Allowance (United States Department of Agriculture, USDA 2018). Values with different superscript on the same row are significant (p < 0.05)