Tetramino

Food profile: Buckwheat

Full name: Buckwheat

Category: Cereal Grains and Pasta

Efficiency: 0.61.

Amino Acid Score: 81.

Amino acid quantities (g per 100 g)

In relative terms, this food in particularly poor in methionine and rich in cysteine.

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General nutritional values

Macronutrient quantities (g) per 100 g

Energy: 343 kcal for 100 g.

15.5 percents of proteins in total calories.

Table of nutritional values

Ratio of essential amino acids to total protein (mg/g)

Amino acid In food Required
(g/kg protein) (g/kg protein)
methionine 13.0 16
leucine 62.8 59
lysine 50.7 45
isoleucine 37.6 30
valine 51.2 39
methionine + cysteine 30.3 22
histidine 23.3 15
threonine 38.2 23
phenylalanine + tyrosine 57.4 30
tryptophan 14.5 6

Food pairs including this food

                               
PairBest efficiencyAmino profile similarity
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Buckwheat 0.730.92
Buckwheat-Cheese, roquefort 0.790.31
Bananas, raw-Buckwheat 0.610.45

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