In recent years, there has been a huge increased demand for clean, plant-based proteins amidst concerns about animal-sourced proteins. Unlike dairy products, Organic Brown Rice Protein does not contain antibiotics, hormones and drugs routinely given to livestock. Additionally, this plant-based protein does not contain any lactose (milk sugar) and does not need to be pasteurized to destroy pathogens (commonly found in milk). Pasteurization utilizes high temperatures which denature proteins and kill off beneficial probiotics and enzymes.
Our Organic Brown Rice Protein is considered RAW because it is carefully produced at low temperatures (below 115º F) to prevent heat damage to the proteins and to preserve live enzymes. This also means that it is a highly digestible protein, as the living enzymes naturally support healthy digestion.
Organic Brown Rice Protein was also selected because it’s a high-quality protein containing all the essential amino acids in ideal proportions, including the highly prized branched chain amino acids (valine, leucine and iso-leucine) needed by the body to build and repair muscles and other tissues. This makes our organic brown rice protein comparable in protein quality to any animal protein. This is accomplished by using all three layers of the whole grain (the endosperm, germ and bran) as each layer has a unique profile of amino acids which complement each other to provide a complete profile. Organic Brown Rice Protein is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and is free of common food allergens such as dairy, soy and gluten.
In addition, the most important reason is that our Organic Brown Rice Protein is organic certified by EU Eco standard. This certification is the ultimate standard for quality today, meaning no herbicides, pesticides or fungicides have been sprayed on these crops, which can never be grown from genetically engineered seeds.