Pea protein powder is made by extracting protein from yellow peas. It’s typically used to increase the protein content of smoothies and shakes and is a great fit for almost any diet since it’s naturally vegan and hypoallergenic.
- Pea protein is a high-quality protein and a great source of iron. It can aid muscle growth, weight loss and heart health.
- Pea protein contains all nine essential amino acids that your body cannot create and must get from food.
- It’s also a great source of branched-chain amino acids, especially arginine — which promotes healthy blood flow and heart health — and leucine, isoleucine and valine — which promote muscle growth.