What are the benefits of peas in Jake?
Peas are the protein source in Jake’s shakes and bars, you can find them on the ingredient declaration as pea protein isolate. Pea Protein is obtained by a process that includes a dry and a liquid phase. First, during a drying process, the outer shell of the pea (consisting mainly of insoluble fiber) is removed. After grinding, a flour is obtained that contains soluble fiber, starch and proteins. Because pea proteins are water soluble, they can be separated from the fiber and starch by wet filtration and centrifugation. From this solution the protein isolate can be obtained, this is done by adjusting the pH of the solution so that it reaches its isoelectric point and the proteins will precipitate. The obtained protein isolate has a protein content of about 85 to 90%.
Pea protein isolate contains a complete amino acid profile
In 2018, research was conducted into the protein content and amino acid composition of commercially available vegetable protein isolates. Ten different protein sources including oats, lupine, wheat, hemp, microalgae, soy, brown rice, peas, corn and potato were compared with animal proteins, including milk, whey, caseinate, casein and egg. The essential amino acid content for pea protein was 30% this is lower than all animal proteins, but it is high enough to meet the essential amino acid requirement of the WHO / FAO / UNU Expert Consultation when pea protein is the only protein source in your diet.
Comparable digestibility with whey protein
L-arginine has a positive effect on the reduction of white adipose tissue
Pea protein has a blood pressure lowering effect
All the benefits of pea protein at a glance
- Pea protein contains a complete amino acid profile. The amounts of the different amino acids are high enough to meet the WHO / FAO / UNU Expert Consultation requirement. A great vegetable alternative to whey protein or casein.
- Comparable digestibility with whey protein. Pea protein, like whey protein, can be considered a fast protein. This means that once consumed, this protein can be broken down quickly and transported to the parts of your body that desperately need it. For example after exercise.
- L-Arginine has a positive effect on the reduction of white adipose tissue. Several studies have shown that the substance L-Arginine can help reduce white fat. Exactly how this works is not yet known, a lot of research is still being done on this. But the fact that it works is a very nice bonus!
- Pea protein has a blood pressure lowering effect. Research indicates that when 3mg / day peas are consumed, there can be a reduction in systolic pressure comparable to the same dose of antihypertensive.