Pea proteinconcentrate offers non-GMO solutions with a high-quality amino acid profile. The blending, water absorption and emulsification properties of pea protein concentrate make it an excellent solution for any plant-based protein-based pet food formulations. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Concentrated Pea Protein?
Pea Protein Concentrate is processed from peas harvested form Canada and USA. This product is a yellowish granular powder and is used for its water-retaining properties, oil-retaining properties and emulsibility. Pea protein is found in baby foods, cornmeal, bread, chocolate, ice cream and pastries.
Possible Side Effects of Concentrated Pea Protein
Concentrated Pea Protein is generally considered a safe ingredient. The side effects may such as a weight gain, a decrease in kidney function or joint pain.
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Concentrated Pea Protein is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Concentrated Pea Protein populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Concentrated Pea Protein.
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