Organic Rice Protein Additional Information

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Our Organic Rice Protein is an excellent source of high quality, organic, vegan protein powder. Most people are familiar with soy and whey protein, and while they each provide sound nutrition, rice protein offers additional benefits. Whey protein comes from milk, and some people either cannot or do not wish to use animal-based protein. Soy protein often is difficult for people to digest and may pose allergy risks. Our Rice Protein offers an alternative to soy without the animal products of whey. And, Rice Protein is utilized more efficiently by the body than soy. It has a mild flavor similar to that of Cream of Rice cereal and may be used in beverages, sprinkled on cereals and yogurt, and added to cooked dishes to boost the protein content without adding a lot of fat or calories.

Available In:

  • Plain - 21.16 oz., 3 lbs., and 12 Single Serving Packets
  • Vanilla - 21.16 oz., 3 lbs., and 12 Single Serving Packets
  • Chocolate - 22.93 oz.

Rice is a carbohydrate. How do you get protein from it? - All foods contain amino acids, which are the building blocks of what we collectively call protein. For instance, broccoli contains protein, as do all fruits and vegetables and grain products. We use a unique process that allows us to isolate the protein from the carbohydrate portion of the rice. The end result is an extensive amino acid profile that includes 19 amino acids including all 9 essential amino acids.

Does that mean the rice protein is chemically derived? I'm chemically intolerant and have to avoid food additives. - Our Rice Protein is not chemically processed. We use plant enzymes to break down and digest the carbohydrate portion of the rice, leaving behind the protein. Our method of extraction leaves a very pure protein, free of additives or chemicals that can cause sensitivities.

Who certifies the Organic Rice Protein is organic? - Our Organic Rice Protein is USDA Organic and is certified organic by CCOF.

Is the Organic Rice Protein Kosher? - Our Organic Rice Protein is Orthodox Union kosher certified.

I noticed your label gives a standard nutritional breakdown, which includes carbohydrate. What form is this carbohydrate in, and why is it there if I am buying rice protein? - The carbohydrate in the Rice Protein is a complex carbohydrate, a natural component of the rice. This amount is very minimal. No sugars have been added.

Is the Organic Rice Protein considered a complete protein? - The term "complete protein" refers to a source of protein that contains all nine essential amino acids in adequate proportions. Our Organic Rice Protein contains these nine amino acids, plus many other nonessential amino acids, but does not meet the required proportions of histidine (in the Vanilla and Chocolate flavors) and lysine (in all flavors), or threonine (in the Chocolate flavor). All of the amino acids in our Rice Protein are naturally occurring components of the rice. We have added nothing to our product. Persons on restrictive diets would do well to consult their health care practitioner or nutritionist before adopting or rejecting the use of our Rice Protein. We cannot recommend the use of our product to treat conditions other than hunger.

For individuals looking for specific ratios of amino acids, the following chart will be helpful:

Alanine 690 mg Isoleucine* 525 mg Threonine* 435 mg
Arginine 975 mg Leucine* 1035 mg Tryptophan* 165 mg
Aspartic Acid 1065 mg Lysine* 360 mg Tyrosine 615 mg
Cystine 270 mg Methionine* 345 mg Valine* 735 mg
Glutamic Acid 2160 mg Phenylalanine* 660 mg    
Glycine 540 mg Proline 555 mg    
Histidine* 270 mg Serine 600 mg    

Alanine 669 mg Isoleucine* 509 mg Threonine* 422 mg
Arginine 946 mg Leucine* 1004 mg Tryptophan* 160 mg
Aspartic Acid 1033 mg Lysine* 349 mg Tyrosine 597 mg
Cystine 262 mg Methionine* 335 mg Valine* 713 mg
Glutamic Acid 2095 mg Phenylalanine* 640 mg    
Glycine 524 mg Proline 538 mg    
Histidine* 262 mg Serine 582 mg    

Alanine 616 mg Isoleucine* 469 mg Threonine* 386 mg
Arginine 870 mg Leucine* 924 mg Tryptophan* 147 mg
Aspartic Acid 951 mg Lysine* 321 mg Tyrosine 549 mg
Cystine 241 mg Methionine* 308 mg Valine* 656 mg
Glutamic Acid 1929 mg Phenylalanine* 589 mg    
Glycine 482 mg Proline 496 mg    
Histidine* 241 mg Serine 536 mg    

* Essential Amino Acid

Which amino acids have been added, and are they from natural or artificial sources?- All amino acids in Our Organic Rice Protein are naturally occurring components of the organic whole grain brown rice.

Does the Rice Protein contain potassium? If so, how much? - There are only very trace amounts of potassium in the Rice Protein. There is not enough to be listed on the Nutrition Facts, which means there is less than a half of a percent of the Percent Daily Value.

What is the Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) of the Rice Protein? - The Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) is the measure of actual protein available for the body to use. This PER is related to the percentage of the protein digested by the body. With Rice Protein, after 4 hours better than 80% of the protein has been digested, compared to only about 57% for soy. The actual PER number of Rice Protein is 2.75. Egg is the highest at 3.99, milk is second with 3.45, rice third, and soy is last with a PER of 2.32.

Is your Rice Protein gluten-free? - Yes, our Rice Protein is made from gluten-free, whole grain brown rice and is processed using plant enzymes that are not related to wheat or any of its relatives. Therefore, processing of the rice does not contaminate the rice protein with gluten in any way. We recommend further concerns regarding the Rice Protein for those with severe food sensitivities should consult their doctor or dietician.

Does the Rice Protein contain lead? - We are confident based on testing conducted by an independent, third-party, accredited lab and Certificates of Analysis provided by our suppliers our Rice Protein lead content falls within the FDAs Provisional Total Tolerable Intake (PTTI) level for adults.

Does your Rice Protein contain any melamine? - Click here for a statement.

Should the Rice Protein be stored in the refrigerator? - We do not recommend storing the Rice Protein in the refrigerator as it may draw dampness. We suggest storing it in a cool, dry location such as a cupboard.


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