Content Of Amino Acids And Protein Found In Pine Pollen
More than 20 different types of amino acids have been identified in Pine Pollen and Pine Pollen contains all nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids must be consumed because the body cannot synthesize them on its own. The nine essential
amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Additionally, there are six conditionally essential amino acids—those which the body may have difficulty in synthesizing and may thus become essential—including arginine, cysteine, glutamine, glycine, proline, and tyrosine—all of which are present in Pine Pollen. The amino acid profile of Pine Pollen is greater than that found in bee pollens and in many foods, including eggs and beef, and the composition of its essential amino acids fits well within the recommendations
made by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The following table lists the levels of 19 of the major amino acids as found in 65 grams of Pine Pollen. The list is not complete and more than the listed 19 amino acids are present in Pine Pollen.
As stated above, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides guidelines for the preferred ratio of essential amino acids in a food compared with the levels of non-essential amino acids. This is to help guide the consumption of foods rich in the essential, vital to life amino acids and to limit foods that are incomplete in their essential amino acid profile.
The following table shows the percentage of essential amino acids found in Pine Pollen as compared to the recommendations put forth by the FAO.
As a reference point for the levels of amino acids found in Pine Pollen, the following table lists the levels of amino acids in Pine Pollen, in Brassica Pollen, and in eggs.
Each amino acid will assist in a wide variety of roles and functions in the body. In the following table, a few of the select major roles of each essential amino acid is listed—but the table is in no way intended to be comprehensive or all inclusive.