July 03, 2018 - Womans Health
Pea protein is extracted from green and yellow split peas, according to the University of Michigan. It's used to make protein powder, and often serves as a base in packaged foods like veggie burgers (oh hai, Beyond Burger!) and vegan mayo, and even replaces dairy in some ice creams and "milks."
‚ÄúAs more and more consumers are looking to plant-based items, pea protein powder interest has soared among my clients,‚ÄĚ says Alexandra Caspero, R.D.