The study was done to formulate a protein
mix powder (pumpayarind powder), from the edible
seeds and evaluate its macronutrient and amino acid
profile. Standard procedures from Association of
Analytical Communities (AOAC) were used for the
estimation of protein and amino acid. The results were
subjected to t test to check the significance. The
nutrients were compared with the reference protein
(egg) and conclusions were drawn. The result showed
that the macronutrient content of pumpayarind powder
was significant at 5% level. The essential amino acids of
pumpayarind powder were not significant but branched
chain amino and non- essential amino acid were
significant at 10% level and 5% level respectively. Thus
it can be concluded that pumpayarind powder was found
to be high in protein and also had a good profile of
amino acids especially branched chain amino acid.
Hence this protein could be an alternate source of
protein supplement for the athletes.
Keywords : Macronutrient, Amino Acids, Pumpayarind Powder.