Best Protein Sources
Complete proteins contain all nine amino acids. Most complete protein foods are animal-based such as cheese, milk, eggs, meat, poultry and fish. Beans, nuts and soy are high in protein.
A one-ounce piece of Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese supplies 20 percent of your daily need for protein. It is also considered a high-quality protein food –because it is digested so easily.
The long aging of Parmesan creates crunchy crystals, indicating that the proteins have been “pre-digested” by the cheese’s enzymes.
There’s one more way that Parmesan qualifies as a high-quality protein food: It is a naturally made cheese with no additives or preservatives. For anyone interested in a healthy diet, it’s a real bonus to eat a cheese that has been made in the same traditional way for more than 800 years!
Finally, Parmesan is a low-carb as well as high-protein food.