But it also delivers 38 grams of fat, 14 of them saturated. The combination of the rice and pea protein offer a superior amino acid profile that is comparable to diary or egg proteins, but without the cholesterol and potential for allergies and intestinal issues that some have with other proteins*.
Choosing a diet rich in plant protein or protein derived from grain legumes yields an extra bonus, eliminating the risk associated with saturated fats found in animal protein*. A 6-ounce broiled porterhouse steak is a great source of complete protein – about 40 grams worth. Pea protein, on the other hand, is low in cysteine and methionine but high in lysine*.
According to a Harvard School of Public Health, a lack of protein can lead to muscle loss*, decreased immunity*, heart problems*, and respiratory issues*. Rice protein is high in sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine, but low in lysine. The importance of protein to balance health is often underestimated.