Pea Protein is extracted from yellow pea (Pisum sativum). After being mechanically shelled, the peas are then milled into a flour containing protein, starches and soluble fibers. After further processing, it is isolated and reduced to a white powder of purified protein. This purified pea protein isolate has a protein content of 85% or higher, making it a powerful component in the diet of those who need to build muscle and want to avoid soy and whey. It is used in a wide variety of energy drinks, protein bars, meal-replacement shakes , and meatless products (veggie burgers, etc).