Pea protein is an isolated, dry powder form of the protein found in yellow peas. It is used to improve nutritional profiles in a variety of foods as well as as an emulsifier.

Health considerations

Pea protein has been associated with lowering of blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood triglycerides. Pea protein is a low fat source of complete protein and iron. Pea protein is moderately high in purine which can cause excessive uric acid build up; individuals with gout or other difficulties processing protein may wish to avoid it. Pea protein has no estrogenic activity.

May be found in

Processed meat, dairy, cheese, vegan cheese, vegan dairy alternatives, protein powder, energy bars, nutrition bars, cereal, bread


Growing Naturals
Hill Pharma
Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Food Chemistry
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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