According to analysis by Grand View Research the pea protein market is already worth an estimated $213 million and is expected to double by 2025 as plant-based diets continue to become more mainstream. Pea protein is about to be everywhere. It’s found in burgers, sausages, plant based milks, shakes and frozen desserts. What’s driving all this growth? Demand and supply.
Yellow peas are not only good for you, they’re good for the land as well. Their nitrogen fixing qualities are an essential crop in farming systems both big and small. They require less energy to grow and come from right here in Canada and US, and northern Europe.
Peas also deliver on protein. SPI Group’s Pisane pea protein contains 85% protein as-is. This means twenty grams contain 17 grams of protein, less than 2 grams of carbohydrates and 100 calories.
Athletes are saying their performance actually improved when they cut back or cut out animal products. Pea protein can help build muscle mass post workout says Eric Helms Ph.D a sports physiology and nutrition research fellow at Auckland University in New Zealand. Pea protein is high in the essential amino acids making it a great plant-based option for all types of athletes.
Try this tasty shake at home by Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D.N.,
1/2 cup coconut water
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 ripe avocado
2 scoops/tablespoons pea protein powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 cup frozen pineapple or mango
Contact SPI Group today. We carry all forms of pea protein including protein powders, textured pea protein for meat and meat analog and high protein pea crisps for cereals, bars and snacks.