Organic Pea Protein Powder
Of all protein powders available in the market today, pea protein seem to be the one people are most familiar with. They are often used in energy bars and smoothies because pea protein is easy to digest and doesn’t cause allergic reactions.
So if you are lactose intolerant but would like to increase your protein intake, adding organic pea protein powder to your diet could help you achieve it.
What is it?
The dried peas used to make soup are the same peas pea protein is derived from. It is botanically a fruit treated as a vegetable. Pea pods are commonly green in colour, but they can also be yellow or purple sometimes depending on the variety. Inside, they contain several peas or seeds. Peas are a cool season crop and have a one year life cycle.
One of the crops first cultivated by man, wild peas go as far back as the late Neolithic era in Egypt, Greece and middle Asia. This starchy vegetable has been a part of their diet, adding energy and fibre to their diet from as early as 3800 BC.
Archeological findings of wild peas were also discovered in the mountains and plateaus of Ethiopia and Afghanistan. Because of the cultivation of peas about 5,000 years ago, the once nomadic tribes started to have a stable source of food.
Travelers brought peas to the Mediterranean and the Far East, and thus the spread of peas throughout the world began.
Often, people look at this leguminous vegetable as a cheap restaurant side dish or a poor man’s meat. At first glance, it might seem like it’s a bad thing, but it actually is not. It’s not often you would find a delicious vegetable that’s nutrient dense and affordable, too. Added to that are products made from peas such as organic pea protein powder which brings in a number of health benefits.
Peas offer lots of protein, micronutrients and fibre. However, it is low in fat and calories. One cup of peas contains less than 100 calories which makes it a great supplement for people who are trying to shed off some pounds or are managing their weight.
Other pea protein powder benefits include boosting the immune system, regulating blood sugar, preventing heart disease, providing high energy, improving bowel health, strengthening the bones and lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic organic pea protein powder in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.