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When did we start calling ingredients "proteins"?

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When did we start calling ingredients "proteins"?

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Nyleve | | Jul 19, 2013 10:57 AM

So in two separate posts today I noticed people calling the meat, fish or whatever-it-is the "proteins". Maybe I've been living under a rock (with the worm-based proteins) but where did this ridiculous affectation come from? Why can't we call it meat or fish or seafood or tofu or eggs like we used to do in the olden days? Am I the only one who think this sounds ludicrous? Should we all now be calling ingredients by their nutritional category? Is this some kind of chef-ism I don't know about?

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