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. Pea protein isolates are used by meat-alternative manufacturers, such as Ben & Jerry's, Daiya, Gardein, Beyond Meat, Ripple Foods, and Just Mayo.[3]

The genotype of the pea plants affects properties of the protein.[4] Pea protein contains legumin, which has some similar properties to casein, and pea protein products are promoted as an alternative to whey protein.[5][6] Some marketing of pea protein is based on consumer concerns around genetic modification of soy plants.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "CHEDDAR STYLE WEDGE". Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Label Decoder | Protein Additives". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ Barone, Jeanine "Finding Your Inner Pea"; Berkeley Wellness; July 25, 2017.
  4. ^ 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. doi:10.3390/ijms11124973. ISSN 1422-0067.
  5. ^ 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). doi:10.3402/fnr.v59.25622. ISSN 1654-661X.
  6. ^ 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. doi:10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5. ISSN 1550-2783.
  7. ^ Sydney Brownstone. "Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry". the Guardian.
  8. ^ "Mushy Peas? Not Anymore. Peas Are a Superfood!". The Epoch Times. 27 January 2016.