Accustomed to the textured soybeans that many supermarkets sell, Carrefour wanted to innovate to give vegans, vegetarians, keto people or those who want to introduce more protein into their diet a different option. At a price of €1.99 At 200 grams, this textured pea protein seems like a great option.
Ingredients and nutritional value
This textured pea protein from Bio for all is only made up of the protein of this legume. Therefore, it has a high protein and fiber content.
As for nutritional values, for every 100 grams of product we find:
- Energy: 360 calories
- Fats: 5.1 grams
- of which saturated: 0.9 grams
- Carbohydrates: 15 grams
- of which sugars: 3.7 grams
- Dietary fiber: 20 grams
- Proteins: 55 grams
- Salt: 0 grams
Being mainly pea protein, the amount of this nutrient is quite high, exceeding half of the 100 grams of product. As for carbohydrates and fats, they are those naturally present in the pea, which also serve to give it this initial crunchy texture.
It really is a very interesting food, which can be added to any type of diet. The pea is one of the best protein sources of plant origin, so it can provide variety to the diet.
How is it used?
As textured soy could be used, pea protein also requires pre-hydration. Although it must be taken into account that it is possible that some types of this protein of small grammage can break down, even in relatively short cooking times.
If we want to make a stew that normally works well with soy, it is recommended to try beforehand to hydrate or cook a small part of the textured pea protein to see how it behaves. There can be a lot of difference between brands, so we shouldn’t settle for having tried it before Carrefour’s.
In general, to use the textured pea protein we are not going to need to cook it so that it softens, but make sure that it does not disappear because it has been undone if we do not look for that effect.
With a little hydration we already have the “minced meat” for pasta or lasagna filling. It is also a good option for sautés and other dishes such as creams, in which we can add it in an original way for a crunchy touch.