There are more than a few good reasons that we chose to utilise sprouted fermented pea protein in our plant based protein blends!
75 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest dairy. When they do, they experience a range of problems including acne, gas, bloating, constipating, diarrhea, fatigue, inflammation, migraines and other inflammatory, digestive conditions. If you’re part of this 75 percent, what are your options for protein powder? Sprouted fermented pea protein is a high quality, naturally vegan, complete protein, and the best alternative to whey protein.
What is sprouted fermented pea protein?
Pea protein is made by extracting the protein content of peas that have sprouted and fermented. While they may look small, peas are mighty.
What are the benefits?
1. A complete protein
Peas are a complete protein - meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids - the amino acids that can’t be created in your body, so must come from the diet.
2. They are naturally high in protein per density
Some vegan protein powders require multiple scoops to hit enough protein, but as peas are naturally high in protein per density, you get more for less. Plus, when you sprout peas, their protein content increases, making it an ideal protein powder.
3. High bioavailability
As per a 2015 study, when you sprout and ferment legumes, the nutrients become more bioavailable, meaning that when you consume them, they are better digested, absorbed and metabolised through the necessary nutrient pathway.
4. Eliminate bloating
If you’re prone to bloating - a sprouted vegan protein source is recommended. Many people report bloating after consuming protein powder, whether vegan or whey. This is because of the gas-producing starches naturally occurring in the protein-rich legumes typically used for protein powder. During sprouting, these are eliminated.
5. Nutrient dense
As a result of sprouting and fermenting, the nutrient density is greatly enhanced, as per a 2018 Food Science & Nutrition study
6. Gut friendly
Studies show that enzymes from sprouted and fermented foods are essential for digestion and gut health. The fermentation creates probiotics, adding to the healthy bacteria in your gut.