PROTEIN OF THE FUTURE
Today many of us choose to consume less animal products in favour of more plant-based ones, for health and environmental reasons and in consideration for the future of the planet. This is a big and important shift in consumer behaviour.
As our knowledge of plant-based food deepens, we strive to find better and better sources of protein. We want protein that has a minimal carbon footprint, comes with clean processes and produces nutritious and delicious products – like the pea.
Compared to previous generations of plant-based products – based on soy, nuts and grains – the pea is superior in every way. It needs less water to culture and contains loads of protein that´s possible to extract without chemical solvents.
THE ECO-FRIENDLY LEGUME
Because it’s a spring crop the pea needs less water compared to most other plant-based protein sources, like almonds and soy. The space needed to produce pea-based protein is also comparatively small, even smaller than for soy. And the cultivation of the pea is done without any nitrogen fertilizers.
HIGH IN PROTEIN
With high levels of protein and fibre, the pea has been a staple food for centuries. It contains several important amino acids, which are vital for the health of our muscles, immune system and bones.
Sproud’s products are made of protein from dry yellow peas cultivated in Europe, where the protein also is extracted. It’s a clean process without chemical solvents. The supply chain is local and short. Sproud’s products are made in Sweden, and in the future we also plan to use peas cultivated here.
THE ART OF NO
Besides “no milk, no gluten and no soy” the pea is also free of (or low in) a lot of other not-so-good stuff. It’s non-GMO and does not contain any cholesterol or allergens. And it’s low in sugar and fat.