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What are whey proteins?

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Whey make up 20% of the protein of milk, which is essential for muscle maintenance.

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Whey proteins make up 20% of the protein component of milk. This type of protein is found in the watery component when milk is separated into solid curds and liquid whey during cheese making. Whey protein is rich in branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) and recognised for its role in muscle maintenance.

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