Pea protein used to be a bit of a laughing stock around the country for many years and rightly so.
When used in a shake it didn’t mix well and to be honest it tasted like mushy ground peas.
Offering the texture of freshly ground dried peas isn’t that appealing, so it ultimately became last type of protein shake you wanted after exercise or hitting the gym.
But, like many things related to health, peas have progressed and emerged as a great source of vegetable protein that many people can use no matter what the reason.
So what we are saying, is give peas a chance.
Here at Super Cubes we not only use pea protein, we use yellow pea protein in some of our formulas.
This decision was made for a few good reasons as you will find out below.
What’s the difference between green and yellow peas?
Other than the colour of the yellow pea there are a few subtle differences between the two types of peas.
Yes, yellow peas have pretty much all the great nutrient levels that the green peas do.
The main difference is in the flavour of yellow pea; it is much milder than the green pea.
This makes it a perfect addition to a healthy smoothie to bump up the protein level or just using it as a standalone protein source to add to a shake anytime throughout the day.
So if it was the thought of tasting peas when you have a smoothie or having a protein shake that was holding you back, you’re in luck when you choose to use a yellow peas protein powder.
What are the health benefits of pea protein?
Peas are good for you in so many nutritional areas, which makes them a wise choice to add them into your day somehow.
They have been used and mentioned in writings through the ages and were grown predominantly for their seeds before their transition into what we use them for today.
These days you can buy peas in the fresh food section of your local supermarket or there is an abundance of frozen varieties to choose from too.
Here are some key features and health benefits you may get from adding peas into your daily nutrition plan.
Also keep in mind, some of these benefits below are representative of the specific type of yellow pea that we use here at Super Cubes.
- Balanced amino acid profile
- High protein level
- May assist with weight management
- Helps providing satiety
- GMO free
- Helps benefit digestion
- Assists blood sugar regulation
- Free from common allergens
- Vitamins and minerals
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Helps with recovery after exercise
- High in fibre
- Contains antioxidants
Balanced amino acid profile
Peas have a pretty good amino acid profile, therefore they make a great addition to most people’s nutrition plans.
Add this above to quite a high protein level and you have quality vegetable based protein source that you can use throughout the day and more importantly, after you exercise.
May assist with weight management
Pea protein can help support you on your weight loss journey in a few different ways.
The high levels of protein in peas can help you maintain or build muscle and also help with slowing digestion, giving you the feeling of fullness and satiety.
Assists blood sugar regulation
Peas in general have a somewhat low glycemic index level which you can use as a way of measuring how swiftly your blood sugars may rise after having a meal.
This low GI combined with the high protein and good fibre levels help promote a slower rise in blood sugars after meals (as opposed to a huge spike).
Gluten, dairy and GMO free
While most of the nutritional benefits of peas overlap each other quite extensively there are a few other areas that must be mentioned as benefits of having pea protein.
The pea protein we use is gluten free.
This is fairly self-explanatory because peas aren’t a milk based product.
But you still have to be wary about the manufacturing processes of your foods and make sure they aren’t being contaminated throughout the manufacturing process.
Gluten is usually found in wheat, barley or rye based products and also can be used in many other different ways by food manufacturers.
Finally, the pea protein we use does not contain GMO’s or GMO derived components and are not produced using GMO based technology and this is just a great fact in general!
Pea nutrition levels for you
Here are the levels of nutrients you can find in the pea protein we use at Super Cubes.
These totals below are present in 100 grams of pea protein powder and as you can see, the protein levels are up there.
Fat 4g of which are Saturated Fat 0.6g
Aspartic Acid 11.5g
Glutamic Acid 16.8g
Why do we use yellow peas in some Super Cubes formulas?
Pea protein (as you can see above) ticks a lot of boxes if you were looking for a great vegetable-based protein source, and by choosing a yellow pea protein, you are getting a few other extra benefits as well.
It was clear and a no brainer for us when we were looking for a complete vegetable based high protein powder to add into our formulations and to also use daily ourselves.
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