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What are essential and non-essential amino acids in human food ? Give one example of each type.  (2 marks)

Essential amino acids : Amino acids which the body cannot synthesize are called essential amino acids.

Example : Valine, leucine etc. Therefore they must be supplied in diet.

Non-essential amino acids : Amino acids which the body can synthesize are called non-essential amino acids. Therefore, they may or may not be present in diet.

Example : Glycine, alanine etc.

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