Usually, when people think of peas, they just think of a tiny, somewhat sad, green pile of beans taking up room on their dinner plate. What some people might not realize is how nutrition-packed these humble little legumes are. Pea protein isolate, made from split yellow peas, is a nutritional marvel! Just one 25-gram serving of pea protein isolate, about three tablespoons, has 15 grams of protein. That’s four times more protein than 15 almonds, two times more than one large egg, and two times the amount of one cup of dairy milk!
Not to mention, unlike whey protein, pea protein is dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free, and has a complete array of amino acids. No wonder that we are seeing pea protein pop up everywhere! From pasta and meat alternatives to cereal and chips, pea protein is showing up in all sorts of products. Here are 10 you should check out!