ENSA position on FAO report on the evaluation of dietary protein quality

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just published a new report entitled ‘Research approaches and methods for evaluating the protein quality of human foods’, in which several methods are presented for measuring protein digestibility of commonly eaten foods. In this light, ENSA – the European Natural Soyfood Manufacturers Association – would like to express its views on the report and stress the importance of recognising the high quality of soy protein.

Up to now, the approved method for evaluating protein quality is the Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS).

ENSA Statement on FAO report protein