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Soy

Soy is a common nutritional solution for vegetarians because the high protein level in soy. Although soy products are likely derived from genetically modified crops, allergic and there is still an ongoing scientific debate about health impact of phytoestrogens among different gender, race and even subpopulation groups to understand the inconsistencies.

No compromise in allergens

The pea is not genetically modified, and allergies to it are rare. The functional properties in pea protein and soya are comparable, however pea protein drinks mean easier plant-based choices with no compromise in terms of allergens and other nutritional considerations. The functional properties of pea protein are very good with biological value close to that of soy!

Oat, rice & hemp

Comparing to other popular plant-based drinks made of oats, rice or hemp, pea protein drink is a greater source of branched-chain amino acids.

Nut

Happea is also superior to various nut-based drinks due to its amino acid profile. Nut-based drinks typically contain low amounts of lysine and methionine.

Our dictionary may help you with some explanations … so here you go!

Biological value reflects the quality of proteinic components in the product which have to do both with the digestibility of the protein as well as with the degree to which its amino acids compositions is balanced. It is simply an arbitrary value to compare egg protein to other proteins.

Lysine is one of nine essential amino acids that is required by humans for growth and tissue repair. Lysine is supplied by many foods - especially red meat, fish and dairy products.

Methionine is one of nine essential amino acids that is required by humans for growth and tissue repair. High levels of methionine can be found in eggs, meat and fish. However, most fruits and vegetables contain very little methionine.

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 that are commonly consumed by humans. Soybeans, clover and oilseeds (such as flaxseed) are the most significant dietary sources of phytoestrogens.