Does NUTRALYS® pea protein have a good amino acid profile?See answer
The amino acid profile of pea protein is well balanced and fulfills the requirements defined by the FAO in 2008 for adults and children with a slight deficiency in sulphur-containing amino acids. Indeed it presents a typical legume protein profile: high level of lysine, and low level of sulphur-containing amino acids (methionine+cysteine).
This makes pea a very good candidate for complementation with cereals such as wheat or rice which are low in lysine and high in those sulphur-containing amino-acid. The synergy with NUTRALYS® W wheat protein is of high interest (see NUTRALYS® wheat protein range).
N.B. The amino acids cannot be stored in the body: amino acids in excess are eliminated. Therefore, balancing the consumption of animal (egg and milk proteins with an amino-acid score >>100) and vegetable protein sources is a relevant way to fulfill essential amino-acid requirement without wasting.