Pea protein

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Pea protein is a food with a neutral taste that is used in dairy alternatives such as cheeses[1] and yogurt.[2] It is extracted from the yellow pea, Pisum sativum, and has a typical legume amino acid profile.

The genotype of the pea plants affects properties of the protein.[3] Pea protein contains Legumin, which has some similar properties to Casein, and pea protein products are promoted as an alternative to whey protein.[4][5] Some marketing of pea protein is based on consumer concerns around genetic modification of soy plants.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "CHEDDAR STYLE WEDGE". Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Label Decoder | Protein Additives". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Barac, Miroljub; Cabrilo, Slavica; Pesic, Mirjana; Stanojevic, Sladjana; Zilic, Sladjana; Macej, Ognjen; Ristic, Nikola (2010). "Profile and Functional Properties of Seed Proteins from Six Pea (Pisum sativum) Genotypes". International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 11 (12): 4973–4990. ISSN 1422-0067. doi:10.3390/ijms11124973. 
  4. ^ Overduin, Joost; Guérin-Deremaux, Laetitia; Wils, Daniel; Lambers, Tim T. (2015). "NUTRALYS®pea protein: characterization ofin vitrogastric digestion andin vivogastrointestinal peptide responses relevant to satiety". Food & Nutrition Research. 59 (0). ISSN 1654-661X. doi:10.3402/fnr.v59.25622. 
  5. ^ Babault, Nicolas; Païzis, Christos; Deley, Gaëlle; Guérin-Deremaux, Laetitia; Saniez, Marie-Hélène; Lefranc-Millot, Catherine; Allaert, François A (2015). "Pea proteins oral supplementation promotes muscle thickness gains during resistance training: a double-blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled clinical trial vs. Whey protein". Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 12 (1): 3. ISSN 1550-2783. doi:10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5. 
  6. ^ Sydney Brownstone. "Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry". the Guardian. 
  7. ^ "Mushy Peas? Not Anymore. Peas Are a Superfood!". The Epoch Times. 27 January 2016.