Vegetable or vegan proteins are proteins derived from vegetable sources. As with whey proteins or casein proteins (animal proteins), vegetable proteins are often structured in such a way that they play a beneficial role in the recovery and maintenance of muscle mass.
Sources for vegetable proteins
Examples of vegetable sources from which proteins are extracted (and thus protein powder is made) are rice, peas, soy and potatoes. Each source contains a different protein with a different amino acid profile. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are therefore largely the building blocks of your muscles.
Vegan proteins increasingly popular
In recent years, more and more people are switching to vegan protein powders. Not because it tastes much better than animal protein powders (the taste often takes some getting used to), but mainly for 2 reasons:
- Vegetable proteins are much less stressful than the environment than animal proteins. This is because fewer natural resources are used in the production of vegan proteins and carbon emissions are limited.
- Vegetable proteins contain zero animal by-products. Great if you care about animal welfare and especially if you have a lactose intolerance or cow's milk allergy, for example!
Our Pure Soy Isolate, Pure Pea Protein and Vegan Protein Blend are all 100% vegetable and dissolve perfectly in water or vegetable milk. Highly recommended if you want to enjoy your protein shake in a conscious way!
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