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Published a "Nutrition" page for GrimGrains, for daily nutritional needs as well as how to better absorb vitamins in foods.
Will update it often.

grimgrains.com/#nutrition

@rek thanks Rekka! I was linked to a vegan daily needs site recently thinking it was actually weekly needs and everything is fine xD. Need to get on to this more, which is to say: very useful! :D

@kor There are certain things I've been neglecting too, or had little understanding of but doing the research and writing this up helped me see where i was lacking :>

@kor Also all the absorption aspect of vitamins i wasn't clear on, so this helps a lot.

@rek Are there foods that have a major excess of lysine? The only one I was aware of was soy sauce, I think? But do people eat enough of it for it to make much of a difference?

When I briefly looked, I couldn't confirm that making up for lysine shortages with later meals would ever happen in practice.

@faun There's about 130 milligram in 1 tbsp of soy sauce & 486 milligrams in 1/2 cup (1 serving) of chickpeas. Soy sauce doesn't have it in excess, and we consume it in smaller quantities (1tbsp in a recipe for ex). Combining lysine-rich foods with other lysine-rich foods throughout the day should help meet the daily recommended intake. Like adding soy sauce to a meal and later having chickpeas is fine, but i wouldn't count on that alone. That's from what i read about the subject though.

@rek Ah, and chickpeas are short in methionine and cystine! So there is more than one completion happening! I hadn't noticed this before

@rek I just dug after a hunch and, wow: "Tahini is one of the highest sources of methionine, an essential amino acid" [livestrong] (tahini also seems to have decent cystine)

So yeah, it seems like people seem to enjoy completing the protein at the point of consumption so much that the completion recipe is already more popular in most regions than the raw ingredients.

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