List of Essential and Non-essential Amino acids
Amino acids are divided into two types.
Essential Amino acids :
Essential amino acids are 9 in number and they are not synthesized in our body, they are obtained through diet, hence they are called as essential amino acids.
Non-Essential Amino acids :
Non-essential amino acids are 12 in number and they are synthesized in our body, hence called as non essential amino acids.
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
Histidine is an essential amino acid for only infants, it is a non essential amino acid for adults.
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