A total of 14 parts of beef cuts
were used to determine the amino acid composition in drought-master beef.
Droughtmaster beef is a cross breed tropical cattle with
50% Shorthorn and 50% Brahman cattle. The most abundant type of amino acid in
droughtmaster beef was glutamic acid, followed by aspartic acid, lysine,
leucine and arginine. The flank cut of beef was found to contain higher amount
of total amino acids followed by top side and short rib cut of beef. The
amino acid composition of droughtmaster beef indicates that beef is a good
source of dietary protein for human.
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