Pea Protein Products
The pea is one of the oldest crops in the world and is also one of the most historically important. By a process of filtration it’s possible to produce a protein powder that has minimum protein content of 80%! Indigo Herbs has procured a fantastic quality Organic Pea Protein Powder originating from the Yellow Pea (Pisum sativum ssp avense). This Vegan/Vegetarian protein Powder is one of the best protein powders on the market and is a great aid to those interested in sports nutrition or supplementing a Vegan/Vegetarian diet.
The common pea has been one of the most important sources of food since the Neolithic period with evidence of its use from as far back as 4,500 BC. It is a part of a limited number of plants that are able to fix nitrogen from the air and so don’t require heavy nitrogen sulphate fertilizers to remain green and healthy. This attests to the pea’s ability to be able to grow in many adverse conditions where the soil might be lacking in sufficient nutrition for the plant.
The pea grew as a wild plant in the Mediterranean basin where it underwent constant evaluation and selection. During the reign of the Roman Empire, legionaries’ would complement their rations from picking wild pisi while in Palestine and Numidia. Fresh peas in Europe have been known as a luxury as well as a famine food (usually dried) with the French King Louis XIV being particularly fond of mange-tout or sugar peas.
This Pea Protein Powder originates from the yellow pea or yellow vetchling and is part of the legume plant family. The pea is a particularly delicate and beautiful plant with the flower being prized for its beauty. Either a ground or vine like climbing plant, the pea can grow from 1 to 2 meters in length and produces pods that hold the pea. Flowers that can range from white, yellow, pink, red, purple and blue.