Two (or more) incomplete proteins that, when both are present in the diet, can meet an individual's essential amino acid needs are referred to as _____ proteins.

Answer Complementary

Not all protein sources contain all of the essential amino acids. A protein source that lacks one, or more, of the essential amino acids is called an "incomplete protein". A protein source that contains all of the essential amino acids in a ratio that meets a human's need is called a "complete protein". Two, or more, incomplete proteins, when consumed as a part of a diet may meet a human's essential amino acid needs. Such combinations of protein sources are known as "complementary proteins".

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