What is Pea Protein Powder? Pea Protein Powder is extracted from raw yellow peas using a cool water process, without the use of chemical solvents. Protein powder is a convenient way to incorporate amino acids, the building blocks of many structures in our bodies, into our diets. It’s especially great for a post-workout refuel on the go.
Looking at the ingredient statement, you see “Pea Protein Isolate” – and you’re wondering, “What does that mean?” Protein powders are available as either concentrates or isolates. When protein has been separated from the rest of the pea initially, it’s called a protein concentrate (think, “the protein is in a concentrated form.”) Protein concentrates can then go through further extraction to create an isolate, which means the protein is even more concentrated than in concentrate (think, “the protein has been isolated from the rest of the pea.”)
Why use Pea Protein Powder? Peas offer a plant-based source of protein, making their protein powder completely vegan. It’s gluten free too! The flavor is very mild and therefore versatile for endless flavor profiles. Having the protein in powder form makes it easy, convenient, and quick to fuel for the day or recharge after a muscle-blasting workout. It is also easy to add to muffins, breads, and pancakes for a boost of protein with your breakfast.
Why else: If you are baking gluten free, you might consider adding Pea Protein Powder to your baked goods to extend their shelf life and improve the crumb of breads (read about the study here).
Where can I get Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder? Right now you can buy Pea Protein Powder through our website and, if you’re in Oregon, at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store in Milwaukie. You’ll start to see it on grocery store shelves soon, right next to our Whey, Hemp, and Soy Protein Powders.
How can I use Pea Protein Powder? Check out some recipes we’ve created using Pea Protein Powder, or make your own.
We use Pea Protein Powder in some of our recipes for other products too. Did you know our vegan and gluten free Nutritional Boosters are based with Pea Protein Powder? It’s true! And we’ve also added it to the (new!) recipe for our Gluten Free Homemade Wonderful Bread.
When should I use Pea Protein Powder? With so many uses, Pea Protein Powder is great for breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner! Go get some! Or win some through the giveaway below!
That’s right, we are giving away 5 bags of Pea Protein Powder! Use the app below to enter the giveaway and we will select 5 winners at random to receive a product! Enter the contest by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on 04/04/16. Contest is open to US and Canada residents only.