what foods are rich in BCAA's?

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  1. black jesus

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    Anything with protein will have BCAA's. I fact, it's pretty hard to find any protein-containing food that doesn't have BCAA's. Gelatine is about the only protein source that isn't complete that I can think of off the top of my head. Even lettuce or something has the full set of amino acids.

    Probably the densest source would be whey protein, since most are fortified with extra BCAAs.
     
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    BCAAs and complete amino acid profile aren't really linked. There are many things that don't have a complete amino acid profile and these are mainly any source of protein that isn't animal (so rice, legumes, cereals, etc.) Anything a vegetarian might count as a protein source doesn't have a complete amino acid profile except for quinoa and that's why they have to combine many protein sources to get all their AAs.
    I think whey has a great amount of BCAAs which is one of the reasons why it's perfect around your workout.
     
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    I remember chris3g writing something about why free-form bcaa's are better than, and really shouldnt be compared to, the bcaa's you get from whey.

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    and here's a bcaa article: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/beast11.htm
     
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    Yeah, I remember that. I also read in an article that essential amino acids aren't absorbed by the body the same way it absorbs an amino acid mix. My point was to compare whey vs other complete protein sources.
     
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    oh, gotcha.
     
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