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Jul 2018


Parabel extracts protein from water lentils (duckweed) producing the award-winning ingredient Lentein from their hydroponic farms in Florida. The system recycles 98 percent of the water and the crop is harvested every day which makes it a very sustainable protein ingredient. The hypoallergenic protein is higher in Essential Amino Acids and BCAA’s than other plant proteins including soy. It is also highly digestible with a PDCAAS score of 0.93. The green version – Lentein Complete – contains omega 3, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It works well in meal replacement drinks as a ready to mix protein powder but also in snacks and bars.