Proteins are made up of building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 types of amino acids with 11 made by the body (non-essential) and 9 others that don't ( essential amino acids).
Generally, proteins are found in animal, soy, and plant products.
A) ANIMAL-BASED PROTEIN
This type of proteins contain all of the essential amino acids which are known as 'complete' protein
(or ideal or high-quality protein).
Chuck: Cut from the shoulder; tough but flavorful.
Shank: Cut from the leg; very tough and chewy.
Brisket: Cut from the breast; tough if not cooked properly.
Rib: Cut from the rib area; very tender and flavorful.
Short plate: Cut from the belly of the cow; chewy and quite tough.
Flank: Cut from the abdominal muscles of the cow; one of the toughest cuts.
Loin: Cut from the back of the cow above the ribs; one of the tenderest cuts.
Sirloin: Cut from the back of the cow just past the loin; pretty tender and flavorful.
The round: Cut from the back of the cow above the back legs; chewy and tough.
Head/Blade shoulder/ Shoulder/arm picnic/Loin/ Fatback/Spare ribs/Belly or side/Legs or hams/Ham hock/Trotters/Chitterlings/Tail
Neck /Shoulder/Chop/Loin chop/Rump/Shank/Rack/Neck fillet/Leg
Breast: it can be boned or boneless, with or without skin.
Wings: not contain much meat, usually for appetizer
Drumsticks: boneless or without boning
Ham: the lower part of the leg below the knee joint.
Thigh: upper part of the leg above the knee joint. (Closet to the body of chicken)
Liver/Heart: ideal for cooking stewed or grilled\
Hindquarters: The thighs and back or backbone( apt with BBQ)
Carcass: the shell or skeleton of a chicken
Main meat: breasts and legs of ducks
Liver (Foie gras)
3. FISH AND SEAFOOD
Yellowtail(4Oz): 34g of protein
Anchovy (4Oz): 52g
Coho Salmon: 31g
King prawns: moist, medium-firm flesh and a rich flavor.
Tiger prawns: moist; firm flesh and a medium flavor.
Banana prawns/School prawns
Dungeness/CrabStone /CrabSnow/CrabKing/CrabBlue Crab.
Zebra Mussels/Blue Mussels
Crassostrea Gigas/Crassostrea sikame/Crassostrea virginicas /Ostrea edulis/Ostrea lurida
Sea scallops/Bay scallops/Calico scallops
Atlantic Hard-Shell Clams/Soft-shell clams/Manila clams/Surf /Pacific razor clams/Atlantic Jackknife clam
Chicken Eggs/Quail Eggs/Duck Eggs/Caviar/Goose Eggs/Turkey Eggs/EMU eggs/Hilsa Eggs
1 Small egg (38 grams): 4.8 grams protein
1 Medium egg (44 grams): 5.5 grams protein
1 Large egg (50 grams): 6.3 grams protein
1 Extra-large egg (56 grams): 7.0 grams protein
1 Jumbo egg (63 grams): 7.9 grams protein
5. DAIRY PRODUCTS
Yoghurt(3/4 Cup): 8g
Cottage cheese, 125 mL (½ cup)15 g
Cheddar cheese, 50 g (1¾ oz)12 g
B) PLANT-BASED PROTEIN
White Beans: 7.5% (Protein content in percentage)
Black Beans: 9%
Brown Beans: 7.6%
Marrow fat peas: 6.5%
2.NUTS AND SEEDS
Cashews: 19% (Protein content in percentage)
Macadamia nuts: 9%
Pumpkin seeds: 25%
Sunflower seeds: 27%
3. OTHER NON MEAT-BASED PROTEIN
Seitan: 22.1% (Protein content in percentage)