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Nutribiotic Rice Protein

NutriBiotic Vegan Rice Protein

NutriBiotic Rice Protein is the highest quality vegetable protein made from non-genetically modified whole grain brown rice. Free of the common food allergens normally associated with products such as soy, milk, egg, wheat and yeast. This highly soluble powdered formula mixes into water, juice or meals for an extra protein boost. Chemical processing is avoided by using a purified water and natural enzyme procedure.

Nutribiotic Rice Protein is hypo-allergenic and is an excellent source of vegan, hypo-allergenic protein.

NutriBiotic Rice Protein offers an alternative to soy, without the animal products of whey. Rice protein is suitable for use by those with food allergies. It has a mild flavor similar to that of Cream of Rice cereal and may be used in beverages, sprinkled on cereals and yogurt, and added to cooked dishes to boost the protein content without adding fat or a lot of calories. At about 58 calories per tablespoon (or 15 gram serving), rice protein is one of the lightest protein sources around.

 

Rice is a carbohydrate. How do you get protein from it?
All foods contain amino acids, which are the building blocks of what we collectively call protein. Broccoli contains protein, as do all fruits and vegetables and grain products. NutriBiotic uses a unique process that allows them to isolate the protein from the carbohydrate portion of the rice. The end result is an extensive amino acid profile that includes 19 amino acids including all 9 essential amino acids making our Rice Protein a "complete" protein.

Does that mean the rice protein is chemically derived? I am chemically intolerant and have to avoid food additives.
NutriBiotic Rice Protein is not chemically processed. They use natural enzymes that are GMO free to break down and digest the carbohydrate portion of the rice, leaving behind the protein. Their method of extraction leaves a very pure protein, free of additives or chemicals that can cause sensitivities.

I noticed your label gives a standard nutritional breakdown, which includes carbohydrate. What form is this carbohydrate in, and why is it there if I am buying rice protein?
The carbohydrate in the Rice Protein is a complex carb, a natural component of the product. This amount is very minimal and only adds caloric value to the product at an average of 8-9 calories per serving. No sugars have been added.

Is Rice Protein considered a complete protein?
Yes, the term "complete protein" refers to the inclusion of all nine essential amino acids. Rice Protein contains these nine amino acids, plus all other nonessential amino acids. All of the ingredients in the Rice Protein are naturally occurring components of the actual rice. They have added nothing to their product. Persons on restrictive diets would do well to consult their health care practitioner or nutritionist before adopting or rejecting the use of NutriBiotic Rice Protein. They cannot recommend the use of their product to treat conditions other than hunger.

For individuals looking for specific ratios of amino acids, the following chart will be helpful:
AMINO ACID RATIOS PER 15 GRAM SERVING OF RICE PROTEIN
Alanine
652 mg
Histidine*
254 mg
Serine
576 mg
Arginine
1098 mg
Isoleucine*
528 mg
Threonine*
442 mg
Aspartic Acid
1034 mg
Leucine*
998 mg
Tryptophan*+
144 mg
Cysteine/2
293 mg
Lysine*
408 mg
Tyrosine
648 mg
Glutamic Acid
2066 mg
Methionine*
381 mg
Valine*
720 mg
Glycine
510 mg
Phenylalanine*
654 mg
* Essential Amino Acids
 
 
 
Proline
598 mg
+Naturally Occurring
 


Which amino acids have you added, and are they from natural or artificial sources?
All amino acids in the rice protein are naturally occurring components of the actual rice. NutriBiotic have added nothing to their product.

What is the Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) of your Rice Protein?
The Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) is the measure of actual protein available for the body to use. This PER is related to the percentage of the protein digested by the body. With Rice Protein, after 4 hours better than 80% of the protein has been digested, compared to only about 57% for soy. The actual PER number of Rice Protein is 2.75. Egg is the highest at 3.99, milk is second with 3.45, rice third and soy is last with a PER of 2.32.

Is your Rice Protein gluten free?
Yes, NutriBiotic Rice Protein is made from gluten free California brown rice and is processed by a natural enzyme that is not related to wheat or any of its relatives. Therefore, processing of the rice does not contaminate the rice protein with gluten in any way. NutriBiotic recommends that further concerns regarding the Rice Protein for those with severe food sensitivities should consult their doctor or dietician.

NUTRIBIOTIC RICE PROTEIN IS NATURALLY LO-CARB!
RICE PROTEIN CONTAINS NO CORN, EGG, GLUTEN, MILK, WHEAT, SOY, YEAST, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS OR PRESERVATIVES.