Currently pea protein is mostly used in protein powders, protein bars and as a powder but few company’s like StarLite Cuisine use this valuable source of protein in their vegan products.
Our Enchiladas offer a unique meat analog that is not utilized by any other frozen entree currently on the market.
In recent years the use of pea protein in products has been on the rise. According to an article from foodnavigator-usa.com, Roquette states that there has been an annual average growth of 5% in volume terms over the last three years.
Unlike other proteins like whey and soy, pea protein is allergen free. It is a great source of protein especially for those following a vegan diet because it is plant based protein.
Pea protein differs from other proteins in some of its health benefits. The protein is rich in branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). The amount of BCAAs is close to those found in milk and eggs.
A 2009 study at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada found that pea protein “may provide a natural remedy against high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease (CKD).”