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Table 1 Dietary phosphorus

From: The importance of nutritional intervention by dietitians for hyperphosphatemia in maintained hemodialysis patients

Type Source Examples GI absorption Phos/protein ratio Advantage
Organic plants Plant proteins Nuts, beans, chocolate 20–40% 5–15 mg/g Protein gain
Organic animals Animal proteins Fish, meat, chicken 40–60% 10–20 mg/g
Egg whites <5
Egg yolk >20
High value protein and amino acids
Inorganic Additives Soft drink, fast food ~100% Very high (>>50 mg/g) No gain (teenagers?)