The Power of Pea
To create a pea protein isolate, Cosucra starts with yellow peas, (Pisum Sativum), commonly known as split peas. The fresh peas have an initial protein content of 6% and concentrated to around 88% protein content during processing. The peas are dehulled, ground and sieved with the majority of the starches and fibers removed through a special extraction and purification process which leaves an almost pure protein isolate. The manufacturing process doesn’t require complicated extraction methods and avoids the use of chemical solvents.
Pea protein delivers large amounts of the necessary branched amino acids:
Isoleucine, valine, arginine and lysine. It’s actually higher in glutamine content than whey or egg proteins and higher in the branched amino acids than soy protein.
Pea protein is also highly digestible, with a 98% digestion rating. The high digestion rate means that the nutrients are transmitted more rapidly through the bloodstream and utilized more quickly by the muscles. In addition the pea protein works effectively to regulate the appetite and helps sustain satiety for longer periods of time.
Their use in meal replacements, nutritional beverages and dietetic foods products would be excellent applications for pea protein. Other applications that we’ve seen the pea protein used in includes, pastas, non-dairy foods like cheese and bakery products like bread.
Pea protein powder is also hypoallergenic, 100% gluten free and non-GMO and makes pea protein one of the most cleanly produced, easily digested and natural proteins available.