Used to estimate the quality of a protein, the chemical score:

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    compares the amount of the limiting amino acid in a food with the amount of that same amino acid in a reference food.
     assesses how well the body can digest a protein.
     compares the weight gained by laboratory animals consuming a standard amount of a test protein versus a reference protein.
     assesses how efficiently dietary protein is converted into body tissues.
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compares the amount of the limiting amino acid in a food with the amount of that same amino acid in a reference food.
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