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04/10/2013

The latest, greatest food ingredient: pea protein

Aimed at vegans, and the gluten-free set, pea protein is showing up in snacks, baked goods and drinks

Food manufacturers are turning to peas to add more protein to everyday foods.

More specifically they are adding pea protein to a variety of products, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Pea protein is being added to certain foods at a time when consumers are looking to add more protein to their diets.

Pea protein–yellow peas that have been processed to remove carbohydrates–especially appeals to vegan, gluten-free and soy-free shoppers.