Plant-based products have always been a hot topic in the market, the plant-based food market was valued at $29.4 billion in 2020. Ingredients4U is one of the first companies who brought plant-based proteins into the European and North American markets. Knowing about these gifts from the nature, we believe that plant-based proteins are safe and sustainable supplements, not to mention about their rich nutrients that benefits human bodies.
For a long time, whey protein has been the golden standard among most proteins, that is to say – generally rated the best source of protein. Whey protein is a complete protein with all the essential amino acids in proper proportions without limitations.
But with the rise in demand for dairy-free protein sources, manufacturers are looking to provide consumers with a product that can stand up to whey, in both taste and performance.
Traditional plant proteins can be lacking in the correct proportions of amino acids, for example, pea can be lacking in leucine and rice in lysine, therefore, the combination at a rate of 50/50 of the two makes a complete protein source. Recent market trend also shows that it has become common to add multiple plant proteins together to achieve a full amino acid spectrum as well as getting the added benefit of a wide range of vitamins and minerals from multiple plant sources.