Lentein plant protein debuts in Clean Machine protein powder
By Elaine Watson
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However, other forms of plant-based protein were also on show, with the water lentil - a free-floating seed-producing micro aquatic plant from the duckweed family cultivated by Parabel in Florida (brand name: Lentein) - debuting in a new line from supplement brand Clean Machine.
A green powder with 45% protein and 35-45% dietary fiber and multiple micronutrients from calcium and iron to short chain omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), lentein is also being incorporated into several beverages and foods that will come to market shortly, said Parabel, which is also bringing out concentrates and isolates.
The water lentil has obvious advantages over other plant protein sources in that it grows incredibly rapidly and can be harvested in raceways (open-air ponds similar to those in which algae is grown commercially – although the water lentil is not a type of algae) all year around, says the firm.
"The water lentil is the world's smallest flowering plant, which reproduces itself in 24 hours so it can be harvested every day, which translates into the highest yield per hectare of any other crop.”
Read more about the amino acid profile of lentein HERE.