different-types-of-protein Whenever any discussion on the issue of different types of protein arises we restrict ourselves to the age-old Animal Vs Vegetables protein debate. But in reality, their are different types of proteins available is huge, including meat protein, poultry protein, fish protein, why protein, soy protein, egg protein, rice protein to pea protein.

Milk Protein


Dairy protein comprises of 2 types of proteins that includes casein as the main ingredient. Although it’s high in nutritional value, it is difficult to digest when compared to other proteins. A 9 Oz glass of milk contains about 8 gm of protein.

Biological value: 80-90
Protein utilization: 81

Soy Protein


Soy Protein is high in biological value (70-80) but not that good in protein utilization (61), reason? Soy protein is hard to digest and excess usage of the same might provoke allergic reactions.

Biological value: 70-80
Protein Utilization: 61

Whey Protein


Considered the king of proteins, Whey Protein is high in nutritional value compared to milk and egg protein, and also offers higher protein utilization.It also has good amino acid profile. Although it is quickly absorbed by the body, it cannot be used by those who are allergic to whey.

Biological value: 90-100

Egg Protein


Better amino acid profile presence of vitamins and minerals gives egg protein the importance they deserve. However if you think that the maximum nutrients are available in egg white, you are wrong since most of the vitamins and minerals are found in the yolk.

Rice Protein


It’s completely vegetarian, easy to digest and carries high utilization index. After four hours your body digests almost 85% of rice protein as compared to 56% for soy protein.

Biological value: 70-80
Protein utilization: 76

Animal vs Vegetable Protein


There is no doubt that animal protein is considered more complete than vegetable protein as it contains all the essential 9 amino acids although it contains them in very less amounts. These days however you can easily get concentrated plant proteins that contain adequate amounts of the 9 essential amino acids.

Poultry Protein


Considered the lighter alternative to meat protein ( beef etc.), Poultry protein ( chicken turkey etc) contains about 27 gm of protein in 3 ounce serving.

Biological value: 80

Fish Protein


Fish is considered one of the best sources of high quality proteins. These quality proteins aid in the growth and repair of your muscles, cells and tissue. Also the fat concentration in fish tends to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Another advantage of fish protein is that it’s easy to digest.

Biological value: 80
Protein utilization: 81