Know your Amino Acids fact sheet:

Full name Aspartic acid
3 letter name Asp
1 letter name D
   
What you see: What a biochemist sees:
synmod-alt-24 Aspartic-acid-x
Speciality
Sources (animal) meat, wild game
Sources (plant) sprouting seeds, oat flakes, avocado, asparagus, young sugarcane, and molasses from sugar beets
   
Chemical formula C4H7NO4
Essential
Non-essential X
   
Hydrophobic
Hydrophilic (neutral)
(positive)
(negative) X
   

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