What is pea protein?
Pea protein is extracted from green and yellow split peas. It's used to make protein powder, and often serves as a base in packaged foods like veggie burgers and vegan mayo, and even replaces dairy in some ice creams and "milks”
Pea Protein is rich in branched-chain and essential amino acids and it is especially high in Lysine. Lysine has been studied for its ability to help balance blood glucose, as well as its ability to increase muscle strength, and promote satiety. Each serving of Pea Protein also contains 33% daily value of iron.
Soluxe Pea Protein
A single serving of our 25g protein, for example, fuels you around 90 calories and 21 grams of protein, that’s 85% protein content isolate - a highly efficient protein delivery.
Pea protein benefits
As mentioned above, pea protein is totally plant-based, making it safe for vegans to eat. Remember, most other types of non-meat protein alternatives (whether they're protein powders or packaged foods) include dairy, whey, soy, and/or eggs. Many nutritionist also recommends pea protein-based products to people with allergies (since lots of people are lactose-intolerant, or have soy, wheat, or egg allergies). Pea protein is easy to digest and gives a feeling of fullness - great way to keep calories in check.
Good for the planet, Good for you
As a plant-based food, pea protein is also kinder on the environment than animal-based proteins, since peas need less water and energy to grow than, say, a cow.
Pea protein vs whey protein: Which one is better?
Pea protein is similar in calorie and protein levels to whey protein. Pea protein, however, is not a complete protein like whey is, meaning it doesn’t contain all of the essential muscle-building amino acids your body needs. So, it’s a great supplement to complement to your daily nutrition and shouldn’t be your only source of nutrition.
Is pea protein better than other plant-based proteins?
If you're sensitive to gluten, lactose, soy, or dairy. Pea protein is usually much easier on your tummy than most other types of protein powders. Our pea protein is non-gmo compared to some soy protein powders.