Ingredient Spotlight: The Benefits of Pea Protein

Pea Protein is one of the main ingredients found in all of Modern Meat’s plant-based offerings. It is used as the main source of protein and is an excellent alternative to animal protein. So, what makes it a great choice? Keep reading to find out.

What is Pea Protein?

Pea protein is derived from yellow and green split peas, which are ground into flour. It is used in plant-based meat alternatives such as Modern Meat products, but it is also used in many protein powders and protein drinks. The mild taste and natural benefits make it an attractive option for those looking for an adequate amount of protein. One serving of Modern Crumble contains 14g of protein.

Modern Crumble
Lettuce wraps using Modern Crumble


With consumers becoming more and more aware of allergens’ presence, the absence of allergens in Pea Protein is crucial for choosing the mighty legume. These days, people have sensitivities to usual protein sources such as dairy, soy, wheat, or eggs. Pea Protein is easily digestible. However, if you have an allergy to legumes, do not consume them.

Muscle-Building & Recovery

Because it is a natural source of protein, Pea Protein helps build muscle and muscle recovery. Traditionally, there was the belief that if you’re an athlete or want to build muscle, you would have to opt for animal protein. Today, we know that a plant-based diet can aid in muscle building thanks to natural sources.


Adding to the previous point, it used to be a common belief that eating a vegan diet could lead to an iron deficiency. However, this can be avoided if you make the right choices. For example, the Modern Burger contains 4mg of iron- roughly 22% of the daily recommendation.

Heart Health

Unlike many animal proteins, Pea Protein contains very little fat. For example, red meats are high in saturated fat, which is linked with heart disease. Peas and other legumes contain high amounts of fiber, protein, and micronutrients, helping to support a healthy heart and reduce inflammation.

Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that you have read on this blog, website or in any linked materials.

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