This vegan protein powder contains 72% pure, plant-based protein from the seeds of 7 different plants. The natural combination of plant-based fats, bioactives, micronutrients and dietary fibres is complemented by fibre-rich, prebiotic guar gum and konjac glucomannan.
Brown rice is a wholegrain rice with the inedible, hard outer husk removed. The nutrient-rich, pigmented brown skin and germ remain on the grain. Brown rice grains are rich in magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6 and manganese, among other valuable compounds, and have a high content of fibre as well as plant-based fats and proteins.
The mung bean (Vigna radiata) is a legume from the papilionaceous family. The beans can be green, yellow or black and have been cultivated and eaten for centuries in regions such as India and Southeast Asia. The mung bean is relatively high in protein (24%) and is valued for its high content of the amino acid lysine. Mung beans are also rich in dietary fibre, vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, B9, C and E and the minerals potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron and magnesium.
The pea (Pisum sativum) is also a legume belonging to the papilionaceous family. Rich in protein, peas have been cultivated all over the world for thousands of years. They are high in fats, dietary fibre, minerals and trace elements such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese and copper. The protein found in peas contains all 9 essential amino acids, plus cysteine and tyrosine.
Pumpkins are from a large genus within the gourd (Cucurbitaceae) family, whose species have been cultivated around the world for centuries. Pumpkin seeds, which are flat and oval-shaped, are rich in nutrients and calories and contain an abundance of fatty acids (including linoleic and oleic acids), protein, fibre and numerous micronutrients, including the B vitamins niacin, riboflavin, folic acid and pantothenic acid, as well as the trace elements iron, zinc, manganese and the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium.
The seeds of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus) are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic and oleic acid. Botanically speaking, unshelled sunflower seeds are achenes, not seeds. When the hard outer shell is removed, the inner edible seed, or heart, is revealed. The seeds of several different sunflower species are consumed all over the world. They contain over 20% protein and are also high in fibre, vitamins B and E and minerals such as magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
For centuries, the nutrient-rich, intensely nutty-tasting seeds of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) have been eaten all over the world. Technically, the small, roundish seeds are actually nuts. They are protein-rich and contain all 9 essential amino acids. They are also rich in vitamins B1, B2 and E, the minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and fibre.
Linseeds are the fruits of the common linseed (Linum usitatissimum) plant, which is also known as flax or common flax. As one of the oldest crops, it is grown around the world and valued for both its fibre and oil. Brown linseeds contain mainly alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acids) and have a weaker swelling capacity than golden linseeds, despite their high fibre content. In addition to plenty of vegetable protein, the small seeds provide valuable micronutrients such as iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamins B1, B2, B6, B9 and E.
Health Benefits of Konjac Glucomannan (According to the EFSA)
- Glucomannan contributes to weight loss in the context of a low-calorie diet
- Glucomannan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
Health Benefits of Guar Gum (According to the EFSA)
- Guar gum contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels