Latin Name: Oryza Sativa
Rice protein powder is a nutritional supplement that can be added to a variety of meals or drinks to boost protein levels. It is produced by isolating the proteins from brown, white or whole grain rice and is an excellent alternative to other protein powders, such as whey. Rice protein powder is good for body builders, vegetarians and anyone suffering from gastrointestinal problems.
Rice powder provides essential amino acids, vitamins B and E, fiber and carbohydrates. Rice powder lacks fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium.
Rice protein powder is hypoallergenic. This means it will not irritate the stomach and is easier to digest than other sources of protein. People with gastrointestinal ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, or who are lactose intolerant find it difficult to digest meat, dairy and other sources of protein. Rice protein is a good alternative to these foods.
Rice protein powder is a good way to supplement protein levels while adhering to a vegetarian diet.