Soy Protein Powder
Soy protein is a whole vegetable protein enclosing all 10 Essential Amino Acids with very low fat contents made from 100
percent NON-GMO defatted soy beans. Soy Protein Isolate (SPI) - Supro - is the supreme form of soy protein available
till-to-date and has well appreciated within the food industry as the best SPI available for taste and performance.
Moreover, Supro contains 92 percent pure protein contents, making it a most advantageous protein source.
Soy Protein Isolate
Soy Protein Isolate has unfortunately considered inferior than other high-end proteins such as Whey or egg protein only due to its low cost, but it has many distinctive advantages that make it worthy addition to one's dietary plan.
Soy Protein has the entire vegetable protein that closely resembles to meat proteins and is generally used by vegetarians or non-meat eaters as a vital part of their diet. Soy Protein is Lactose and Gluten free.
What is soy protein?
Since 1959, soy protein has been used as active ingredients for its functional properties in a variety of food recipes such
as salad dressings, soups, vegetarian foods and meat imitations. Functionally, it is highly texturizing and emulsifier in nature.
In the recent years, the popularity of soy protein is increasing, mainly due to its proven health benefits. Studies have proven
that, soy protein cut the risk of heart problems to a greater extend and many countries have allowed the health claims for food,
which contain soy protein as its essential ingredient.
In the U.S. a soy protein health claim is allowed under the following circumstances:
- One serving must contain no less than 6.25 grams of soy protein.
- One serving may include max 3 grams of fat, unless the product composed of or is derived from whole soy protein and do not contain any extra fat in addition to the fat intrinsically present in the whole soy. Of these 3 grams of fat 1 gram of saturated fat is allowed, representing max 15% of the total calories.
- The serving should not contain more than 20 milligrams of cholesterol.
- The food must contain low sodium contents: less than 480 milligrams for an individual food, less than 720 milligrams for a main dish and less than 960 milligrams for a meal product.
Categories of soy proteins
Soy proteins can be classified into three main categories with respect to their production method:
Soy protein isolate
Soy protein isolate: considered to be the most refined form of soy protein and is generally used in meat products to improve texture and eating properties. Soy protein isolate contains up to 90 percent of protein.
Soy protein concentrate
Soy protein concentrate: fundamentally soybean without water soluble carbohydrates. It contains almost 70 percent of protein.
Textured soy protein
Textured soy protein: also known as TSP, is made up of soy protein concentrates by adding some texture to it. TSP is available in the form of dry flakes or chunks. It maintains its structure even after the hydration. Hydrated textured soy protein chunks have a texture similar to ground beef. It is used as a meat replacement diet or can be added to meat. Textured soy protein contains about 70 percent protein.
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