4th November 2019

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Is an amino acid the same thing as a protein?

While proteins and amino acids are closely related, they're not exactly the same thing. Proteins are also called polypeptides, and they're chains of amino acids linked together — chains that can contain thousands upon thousands of amino acids.

How many amino acids are found in protein?

20 amino acids

Are amino acids considered proteins?

All proteins are made of building blocks called amino acids, but not all proteins in your diet contain all the amino acids you require. Nutritionists classify proteins as essential or nonessential and also consider some source of protein more high quality than others.
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