Proteins play an essential role in our organism: they participate in the constitution of muscles, skin, bones, hormones, etc.
Proteins are made up of twenty amino acids, nine of which are essential because they cannot be synthesized by the body: they must therefore be provided by food.
Meat proteins have the advantage of being of very good quality since they contain all the essential amino acids in balanced proportions and are well assimilated by the body. Meats are particularly rich in protein. They provide an average of 17 to 23 g of protein per 100 g. Find out below the protein content of different pieces and what it represents in relation to your Recommended Nutritional Intakes (RNI):
(1) AFSSA – Protein intake: consumption, quality, needs and recommendations – Summary of the AFSSA report – 2007.
(2) The RNI of adolescents is 0.78 to 0.9 g / kg / day. They were calculated for an average weight of 45 kg (13-15 years old).
(3) The RNIs are 0.83 g / kg / day for adults. They were calculated for an average weight of 60 kg for women and 70 kg for men.
(4) The RNIs are between 0.82 g / kg / day at the start of pregnancy and 1g / kg / day at the end of pregnancy: they reach 60g / day in the 3rd trimester.
(5) The RNIs are 1g / kg / day for those over 60 in France (0.83 g / kg / day internationally according to the WHO). They were calculated for an average weight of 65 kg for women and 75 kg for men.