Pea protein is our main ingredient; hence you still notice some pea flavor. This is a good thing, because we want you to be able to notice flavors that are purely inherent in the plant (to tell that it’s not adulterated); This is why you will love our original Happea plant protein drink version without any flavors.
If you have tried vegetable proteins, most probably you have noticed the botanical origin in the taste of product which may not be your favourite yet.
Luckily, new technologies have made it possible to remove the botanical origin in the taste. That’s great, no?
The result is Happea with a favourable aroma profile.
None of the Happea pea drink versions contain any artificial ingredients.
Pea protein contains saponins that are plant phytochemicals. The natural bitterness in pea protein can be explained with the presence of saponins. Depending on the method, content and the composition of a product, each product made of pea protein tastes different.
Our dictionary may help you with some explanations … so here you go!
Phytochemicals are chemicals of plant origin.
Phytoestrogens (phytochemicals) are plant‐derived dietary compounds that are structurally and functionally analogous to the estrogens, female sex hormone (able to mimic estrogen). A number of these compounds have been identified in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains which are commonly consumed by humans. Soybeans, clover and oilseeds (such as flaxseed) are the most significant dietary sources of phytoestrogens.
Saponins are chemical compounds (glucosides) with foaming characteristics. They occur primarily in legumes seeds and in a wide range of herbs, seeds and vegetables. Due to the low absorption and complexes formed with cholesterol, saponins are known to have some health benefits; however the bitter taste and some technological characteristics may be a disadvantage.