Amino acids make pea protein a good fit for sports foods

by Jeff Gelski
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Pisane, a new pea protein isolate, offers 98% digestibility and a balanced amino acid profile, making it well-suited for use in sports foods, according to A&B Ingredients, Fairfield, N.J. Pisane contains 88% to 90% protein.

Manufactured by Cosucra Groupe Warcoing, Warcoing, Belgium, Pisane is gluten-free and exhibits low incidents of allergens, said Gil Bakal, marketing director for A&B Ingredients.

"Overall protein needs are greater for people who exercise regularly," he said. "The level of branched chain amino acids in Pisane pea protein is higher than other vegetable proteins and is comparable to those found in milk and egg protein. This is particularly important in sports foods because they allow the maintenance of muscle tissue during intense exercise."

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