The Low Down on Pea Protein

The Low Down on Pea Protein

The Low Down on Pea Protein

Interest in a reduced dietary reliance on animal proteins is growing, often for health and/or environmental reasons. Enthusiasm for plant proteins like soy, brown rice, and pea protein has grown significantly in recent years, and people have begun to associate these proteins with better overall health. In this article, our focus will be on pea protein -- which is a powerful protein and a great source of iron, to name just a few of its benefits.

What is Pea Protein?

Pea protein is made by isolating the soluble protein in yellow peas. It differs from ground peas in that most of the fiber and starch have been removed. Used in protein powders, pea protein is typically added to increase the protein content of smoothies and shakes. Naturally vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and hypoallergenic, it can be a great choice for almost any diet.

Like other legumes, peas are a quality source of plant-based protein and rich in other nutrients that can enhance your health. Most plant foods are called incomplete proteins, because they are low in or missing one or more of the amino acids. According to Karen Collins, a registered dietitian, pea protein has a better balance of amino acids compared to protein isolates from hemp, rice, and other grains.

What are the health benefits of pea protein?

Very importantly, pea protein contains all nine essential amino acids that your body cannot create and must get from food. Additionally, pea protein can support muscles and muscle strength when paired with resistance training.

Pea protein does not contain any of the top eight food allergens -- peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, cow’s milk, wheat, and soy.

How can Biochem help?

For over 20 years, Biochem has created cutting-edge products that are superior in terms of quality, purity, and taste. Nature offers us sustainable, pure protein and plant sources, like peas, and Biochem has broken the mold of typical protein powders to produce a variety of clean protein powders that contain no additives and no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.

Specifically, Biochem’s Vegan Protein Powder is made from pea, hemp seed, and cranberry proteins. It is a 100% plant-derived and certified vegan way to get the protein needed to meet your personal goals. Our Vegan Vanilla and Chocolate Protein Powders are low in carbohydrates and contain 0 grams of sugar per serving. Another alternative Biochem offers is its 100% non-GMO Plant Protein Powders with a blend of pea and brown rice proteins. Available in Vanilla, & Vanilla+Flex, our proprietary blends include sourced protein ingredients to yield 20 grams of plant protein, 4 grams of fiber, as well as naturally occurring Omega-3, per serving -- all perfect for Keto adherents!

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