Objectives of the study
Roquette has developed a range of vegetable proteins produced from yellow pea. NUTRALYS® pea protein and the new grade NUTRALYS® S85 Plus are great sources of proteins (85%) both qualitatively and quantitatively, rich in Branched Chain Amino Acids and Arginine delivering different technical features.
The objectives of the present research were to investigate:
- their nutritional quality through the protein digestibility and the protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS),
- their kinetic of digestion under simulated in-vitro gastric conditions.
The 2 pea proteins isolates evaluated in these studies displayed a high nutritional quality profile. NUTRALYS® pea protein is an “intermediate-fast protein” and NUTRALYS® S85 Plus is a“fast-digested protein” making these ingredients adapted to specific nutritional needs. These results show that plant-based proteins, like those of the NUTRALYS® range, may allow designing high quality protein rich foods and beverages